When my son got married, we did some of the wedding planning in Excel, and it helped things go smoothly. We even used the seating plan workbook on my Contextures website, that helps you figure out where to put that annoying uncle at dinner time.
Today I saw this post – My Big Fat Excel Wedding – that reminded me how well weddings and spreadsheets go together. It’s a short article, and a good read (except for the mention of Word).
My favourite quote from the article is:
there is no more satisfying feeling than scrolling through a perfectly formatted spreadsheet, all the cells filled with consistently capitalized data, sorted alphabetically or, depending on the circumstances, numerically.
I love spreadsheets like Lady Gaga hates pants.
If you’re planning a wedding, or if you just love Excel, it’s worth reading.