If you're anything like me, you like to keep a firm hold on the reigns when it comes to planning and organizing events. Like the saying goes, if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself! Although I have nothing against professional wedding planners, I personally would want to know what is going on behind the scenes at all times — especially when it's an event as big as my wedding. So even if you're going the traditional route for the big day, indulge your geeky side with a great wedding planning program to help you stay focused, on time, and within budget.

For my PC users out there, I've found an exceptional program called IDo ($30) that has tons of features to keep you on track. From contacts, invites, and flight info that you'll need before the event, to gift lists and thank you cards for after, it covers everything. IDo even comes with a budget tracker to keep you from overspending, and task lists and time lines to remind you that the wedding cake flavors must be decided by next week — or you'll end up with an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins! Not that I would complain about an ice cream cake any day of the week. . .

For my Mac comrades, I have a great solution to your wedding planning nightmares. To find out what it is, just


Brought to you by MacWare, Wedding Planner ($30) has all the features you need to get you from the wedding shower and party events to the honeymoon and more. What's included? Guest lists, menu and budget trackers, style guides, task lists for fittings and tastings, help to print your own wedding plans and invites, plus help on planning that all important honeymoon! Seriously, this product has you covered. Plus, with the low price tag in either case, why pay a small fortune for someone to do it for you, when you can be just as stress free and do it yourself?


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