No matter how much technology you intend to use to help you plan your wedding, chances are that you’ll find yourself making lists anyways. Instead of pen and paper, however, you will likely be keeping your notes in digital format such as in and Excel file or another spreadsheet format. This means that you’ll need to have access to that same file no matter where you happen to be, and that’s when using a USB drive can really make life easy.
Sure, you could just keep one copy on your phone, but then you would be forced to use that tiny screen for the entire time you’re planning your wedding which really doesn’t sound fun at all. Additionally, if you lose your phone or it breaks, there’s a chance that you could lose everything. At the very least, you should consider backing up your phone’s files onto a USB drive.
Also, having all of your files and spreadsheets in one place makes it easy to keep track of things. For instance, if you have a list of all your wedding vendors like caterers and DJs, you can easily access them anywhere. If you have a list of wedding supplies and you figure out where to buy wedding sparklers you can easily put that information on your list. That way, you never miss a detail that could cost you in the grand scheme of wedding planning.
Often times I’m asked about storing data in a “cloud-based” format, and I always have the same answer. Cloud-based storage is a great solution for a secondary backup, but I always advocate for a physical copy such as on a USB drive so youkan access that data at any time. Cloud-based storage is contingent on you having internet access, which you usually will have, but occasionally it just isn’t viable. This is where USB drives really shine because you can literally take your wedding data along with you anywhere.
Overall, there is not a better solution for storing your wedding data than a USB drive. Other storage solutions are great for backup purposes or if you want to access your data on your phone, but there is still no replacement for a physical drive in your hand with all of your data stored safely on the memory chip. USB drive technology has really come a long way in the last decade, so your wedding data is a safe and secure as possible and always in your pocket whenever you happen to need it.