Trello is a terrific tool for managing projects of most any size. With its visual method of organization, extensive features, and wide availability, Trello is ideal for both business and personal projects.
So, why not let it help you with romance? Yes, you read that right, romance! If you want to plan that perfect night, weekend, or big event, here are some tips to make Trello your planning partner.
Design Your Date Night
How often do you spend a romantic evening with your sweetheart? Whether it’s a table for two and blockbuster movie or a candlelit dinner at home with soft music, those date nights are important.
With Trello, you can plan it perfectly and surprise your loved one or share ideas and decide together how to spend your night. One way to plan your evening is to create a board just for it.
Click Create a New Board from your main boards’ screen. Then just give it a name. You can create lists of the possible places you might go on your date.
For example, create a list for restaurants and another for activities. Just add cards for the options. You might also create a list for the items you pick and move the cards there after you decide.
With Trello cards, you can add plenty of details. For instance, for the restaurant cards, you could include a photo, their website link, their hours, and even their menu. You can also add comments and mention your partner to share it and make it stand out.
Trello Stickers are another cool enhancement to any card. The green checkmark you see in the screenshot is just one option. On your Date Night Board, click Show Menu from the top right, select Stickers, and then just drag one over to a card.
Organize Your Romantic Getaway
When you are ready to plan your next romantic getaway, you’ll need to find a spot, book a hotel, and maybe even make restaurant or tour reservations.
Trello can help keep all your plans together. And you can use the mobile app to bring your arrangements with you when you head out.
For your plans, you could create a Weekend Getaway board and add lists for the various pieces. A list of things to do before you go could include picking a spot, choosing a hotel, and getting driving directions. Another list for making reservations would have cards for the hotel, restaurants, and tours that require a booking.
A preparation list might have cards for shopping and packing. You can also create a list of completed items and move cards over as you finish those arrangements.
Take advantage of Trello’s Checklists for more than just tasks. For example, you might make a list of the activities you are planning to do on your trip. If you like, you can cross them off as you do them using the mobile app. But the checklist is just handy for planning out lists of items.
Plan Your Engagement or Anniversary Party
A party might not be considered romantic, but when its one to celebrate your love and commitment, it’s a special event.
Maybe you just got engaged and want to celebrate with friends and family. Or maybe you are having a momentous anniversary of 10 or 25 years that deserves a party. Either way, planning parties like these is easy with Trello.
Create a board for the party and then lists for items like possible dates, locations, a theme, and invitations. Like the other examples, you can attach photos to cards and create card covers, which is a great way to spot what you pick at a glance.
Trello also offers a due date feature that is convenient when you need to make a decision by a specific date. For instance, if you have to decide on the number of guests you are inviting, pop the due date right onto that card. And you can check out options for reminders in Trello.
You might also check out the email-to-board feature. Say you are in the office and a coworker sends you an email for a terrific place to order invitations. You could forward that email to your Trello email address and have a card created automatically on your list.
To obtain your Trello email address, click the Show Menu link at the top of the board, More, and then Email-to-Board Settings. Choose the list and position and just copy the email. Then save the email address so that in the future, any time you want to create a card, you have it at your fingertips.
Coordinate Your Wedding Plans
When you’re getting ready to say “I do,” there can be a lot involved. It doesn’t matter if you are having a huge wedding with hundreds of guests or an intimate ceremony with just a few.
You have to coordinate the wedding with essentials like the spot, a florist, and a wedding photographer at the very least. But you might also need to arrange for a reception hall, caterer, limousine, and entertainment. Keep all plans in one place with Trello and keep your sanity too.
For wedding planning, you can create and organize your board in a couple of different ways. Depending on the wedding size or your preferred style of organization, here are two suggestions.
First, organize the lists on your board according to parts of the wedding. For example, you can have lists for the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. Each list would contain cards for the pieces. For instance, the ceremony list might have cards for location, florists, photographers, and invitations.
Then, use the checklist feature mentioned above for the possible options on each card. This method works well for smaller weddings.
A larger wedding may need different layers of organization. Make a list for each service. Create lists for locations, florists, photographers, and invitations, and have cards in each for the options.
This is a handy way to do it when you have many decisions to make. You can include all details such as photos, pricing, addresses, and phone numbers for each service on its own card.
Keep Track of Your Gifts and Ideas
You may not think about keeping track of the gifts you buy over the years. But after so many Valentine’s Days and anniversaries, it can be easy to forget the exact gifts you’ve bought (and in what sizes).
In addition to keeping track of gifts, Trello can give you a fun and easy way to look back and reminisce over those romantic presents you purchased.
Also, pop gift ideas for the next holiday into Trello and prepare for the next gift giving season. This is a wonderful place to keep track of items like the diamond engagement or anniversary rings you’re deciding on.
You might use the checklist feature to list the jewelers you want to shop at and mark them off the list if they don’t have the ring you want. You can also use the comment feature to add your honey’s ring size, favorite diamond cut, or preferred precious metal.
One More Tip: Share Your Trello Board
With Trello, you can share boards with others. So, you could create a board for you and your partner. Then, whenever you want to plan something together, you will each have access to the board. This is an excellent way to always share the planning like any good team.
To do this, scroll to the bottom of your main boards screen and click Create a New Team. Then just give it a name, like “Team Us” or “The Smith Team”. Once you create the team, you will see it on your main screen. To invite your partner, click Settings next to the board name, the Members tab, and then Add by Name or Email. It’s as simple as that!
Your sweetheart will receive an email with a link to the board. Then, you are both on the cusp of planning your events together.
Are You in the Mood for Romance?
Romance should come more than once a year on Valentine’s Day. And with a bit of foresight and planning, you can create a memorable night, weekend, or event easily with Trello.
And there are even more unique ways you can use Trello for other areas of your personal life.