Alex Pedicini
Alex PediciniProduct Manager

What tools have you used to help plan a bachelor/bachelorette party?

I'm looking for the best tools to help me plan my friend's upcoming bachelor party
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  1. 16
    Paperless Post

    Invitations from inbox to in-real-life.

    Seamless experience for sending out e-invites.
  2. 12

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Vishal Rewari
    Vishal RewariGetting into the world of products · Written
    This will help you collect information (tickets, plans, check list, bills, invoices etc) and store them at one place You can use tag: bachelor party - {name} to store all the notes It even has text recognition in images so makes thing easier to find
    • Emily Kellert
      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David Neira
      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

  3. Katarina Wajda
    Katarina WajdaBlogger @ · Written
    For collaborative docs to make guest lists, etc.
  4. Splitwise allows for very easy tracking of the many, often complex payments and reimbursements that can be part of a friends weekend. Nobody will need to worry about paying for things they won't get paid back for, and anyone can enter expenses even if they didn't even pay for it. 10 people boating but only 8 at the show and 1 person doesn't drink and 1 person paid for the hotel for everyone but not everyone went on friday and two people are sleeping on the floor? Splitwise will take care of it all
  5. Katarina Wajda
    Katarina WajdaBlogger @ · Written
    Great ideas - you can make boards
  6. Naveed Shah
    Naveed ShahHunter of Products · Written
    Got a great deal on a place in an excellent location
  7. 3
    Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)

    Run well-targeted email campaigns with Gmail & Google Sheets

    LathaAnnurSubramanimGrowth marketing consultant · Written
    Personalized party invites & Poll to track who are 'Yes/No' to come!
    • Tejaswi R
      Tejaswi RBuilding @TypitoHQ. Ex @VWO @Pipe_monk

      I set it up within minutes. The google sheets integration is smooth. Sent out campaign to 300+ in one day with personalization and scheduling. The feature set is pretty expansive. Looking forward to use the Saleforce integration. If it works well, that would be epic! Very straightforward to use and measure success

      Meanwhile I think an onboarding guide will really help after setting up the account. Somehow I missed it and had to spend a bit of time to understand how to setup my first campaign.

    • Sam Michel
      Sam MichelFounder, Chinwag

      Used YAMM on and off for a few years now when a more personalised mail merge approach is required. Have used it on mailouts to several thousand people eg. for invites (all optin in case you were wondering).

      The mail merging is great, the integration between sheets and Gmail is pretty straightforward and once you get into some of the dynamic stuff sheets can do, there's all sorts of ways of using it: custom links, attachments, event custom pre-filled forms.

      It's pretty quick, too, even for sends with hundreds of email addresses. Downside is that you can get yourself in to trouble if you're not careful about making sure you're OK to send to those emails, especially when new stricter data protection rules are coming in across Europe and California. Make sure you've got permission to send and respect opt-outs!

      Only niggle is that if I want to send multiple campaigns from the same spreadsheet, YAMM sometimes can't find the email addresses, even when following the instructions, but there's ways round this (duplicating the sheet), however it's sometimes useful to keep all the YAMM campaigns on a single sheet with different columns for each email sent.

      Use YAMM for personal touch.

      Use others eg. Mailchimp, etc for bulk emails.

      In summary, excellent product, good support, well worth it.

  8. Anish Mathew
    Anish MathewCurious about Apps and Cars · Written
    I don't know if there are any existing apps for organising parties. You could use a custom app builder like Zoho Creator. Attendee info, Expenses info, Consumable info, RSVPs - all these can be maintained and related. Plus, you will be able to invite people via email or text.
  9. 1

    Add animation to your content easily.

    Eugine Dychko
    Eugine DychkoMarketing manager Depositphotos · Written
    Hundreds of free invitation templates and lots of design ideas
    • Crystal Ortiz
      Crystal OrtizProductivity Juice is My Diet

      So a quick browse of Crello got me intrigued to sign up and I did right away and got down to business.

      In short: please do not see this as a scathing review. I actually quite like the interface and it's very promising. I want it to succeed so I will mention as quickly as possible the very small things that add up to a decision between your product and another one that's out there.

      So, these are the issues that need to be rectified before many working pros can use it for focused, continuous work:

      1. Undo/Redo. I should not have to deselect all my objects before I can undo an action. No regular image editing software acts like this, and your new users will come with the expectations that the microinteractions will be the same.

      2. Moving text with the keyboard arrows is not possible. Why?

      3. Similarly, Shift + Arrows in any direction to make an object jump by multiple pixels doesn't work - another thing that users are accustomed to. It really slows down my progress and creates unnecessary busywork (and way more undo history steps than is necessary)

      4. Sliders as the only available font controls also really slow down working with fonts. Allowing text input helps me get to 32 pt font quicker. It also matters that I have to scroll through the entire list of google fonts to find the fonts that I want to use - not being able to type in the name of the font and have it autocomplete for me is another thing that slows one down way more than you can realize until it's actually happening.

      5. Rotation - shift or ctrl + rotation doesn't give me snapping to predictable angles. I even was motivated to try because one of your templates had text rotated 90 degrees. When rotating it, the angles turned into a number between 1 and 360 degrees, where it was skipping angle #360 and going straight between 1 and 359. Took me a few tries to turn it into 360 degrees... and when I did... it was crooked by about 2 degrees.

      6. Colour picking - I don't really understand what 'special colors' are for, and I'm still looking for help on that. I love that selecting one of your main colours gives me a group of tonal shifts below it, but if I choose a custom colour I'm gonna have to decide that choosing a different colour for the same object makes that custom colour lost to me until I manually type it in again.

      When Canva first came out, it had all these issues, and now, most of them are rectified. While it appears that your business model is quite definitely inspired by them, I know you will succeed if you don't too closely follow in their footsteps (and missteps).

      I'll be keeping my account so I can create some more images and observe Crello's growth. Loving the style quite a lot. Looking forward to using it!

    • Eugine Dychko
      Eugine DychkoMarketing manager Depositphotos

      Useful tool with free templates and images, need I say more?)

  10. 1

    The simplest way to make and share checklists.

    Marvin Russell
    Marvin RussellChief Checklist Maker at Checkli · Written
    Marvin Russell made this product
    Ya ya ya I work here but it's super neat in a far out way for bachelor/bachelorette parties. In addition to making checklists of things to do, you can find and use bachelor/bachelorette checklist that other people made and published already. Here's a nifty/dope/totally rad example: