I finally bit the bullet and put together my wedding binder. For some reason I had been really resistant about creating an actual planning binder, assuming that I could just do everything digitally and online and never bother printing anything out. Then I woke up from that delusion and put my stage management skills to good use (finally, a real-world application!) and compiled my binder. I'm now in a much better place to sift through the huge number of venue options we have (in two cities, no less) and get started on making some for-real decisions.
There's nothing special about this planner - I used a 1" black 3-ring binder I had on hand and clear plastic divider tabs and colored paper that I
I also and intentionally didn't coordinate this to my wedding colors - primarily because I haven't picked my wedding colors yet, and secondarily because I'm not entirely sold on the idea of "wedding colors." The sea foam green paper was the most pleasant color of paper we had in the office, and the yellow of the binder tabs is standard - and as a result, I now realize that this binder is Packer-colored, so I suppose you can take a girl out of Wisco, but you can't take the Wiso out of a girl ;)
I hope this has been a help to you - and thanks for reading the first of many wedding-related posts as I begin to navigate the rugged territory of PLANNING A WEDDING!