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A bride-to-be on TikTok was trending after sharing her best strategy for staying organized: Google Forms.
Talia Morales, who is currently planning her December wedding to fiancé Eulalio Wolfe, explained in a series of TikTok videos how she’s using the software to sort out wedding details with her five bridesmaids.
The form asked the bridesmaids questions about their dress, responsibility, and availability preferences
On June 22, Morales posted part two of her “Communicating with bridesmaids” series on TikTok, which consists of four videos that currently have over 266,000 views combined. The part-two video alone has racked up over 207,000 views.
She walked viewers through a screen recording of her customized Google Form, which contained a message to her bridesmaids, images of the wedding colors and theme, and a list of important questions.
The multiple-choice and short-response questions asked about whether they want to stay together the night before the wedding, if they want their hair and makeup professionally done, and what they’re comfortable spending on the dress.
Morales continued to say that asking these questions helps brides “be very mindful” of their bridesmaids’ budgets.
She even included a few images of different styles of dresses so her bridesmaids could give input on which they liked best.
In a follow-up video, posted on June 23, Morales detailed additional questions from the form, including what shoes the bridesmaids would feel comfortable in, when they’re available to go dress shopping, and what their preferences are regarding a bachelorette trip.
After sending out the first form and receiving those responses, she decided she needed a second one to ask more specific questions that gathered additional details.
Unlike a simple bridesmaid group chat, the form allowed the bride to base her plans on easy-to-organize data
It’s not uncommon for brides-to-be to use group chats to try and wrangle their wedding parties, but the Google Form took a lot of the guesswork and stress out of planning for Morales.
“The easiest way that I found to communicate with my bridesmaids is through Google Forms,” she explained in the initial video in the TikTok series. “In a group chat, yes, we can talk and, yes, we can answer questions. But when I have to go back to see what answers they gave me, it gets a little bit difficult.”
The bride also explained her strategy for tracking the data from the form in a fourth video in the series.
Because she included a box for the bridesmaids to add their names, Morales was able to see both individual answers and the overall group consensus for the survey questions.
People on TikTok were quick to praise the bride’s organizational tactics in the comments.
Viewers called her Google Forms tip “genius,” “such a good idea,” “considerate,” and “amazing.” One commenter even thanked Morales and called her bridesmaids “so lucky.”
Morales is far from the first bride to share their approach to wedding planning on TikTok
Many brides have shared their wedding-planning strategies on the platform with mixed responses.
For example, in June, Lisa Torres trended on TikTok after sharing a letter she sent to her bridesmaids detailing their “mandatory” wedding commitments, which included spending $500 on a bachelorette trip.
People in the comments of her video were less enthusiastic about her organization methods, and Torres said she experienced internet trolling after releasing it.