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HoneyBook File Types

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 04:30PM PST

Before sending files to your clients, teammates and vendors, the first step is to understand what is the best type of file to send. HoneyBook has 6 different file types:

Pro Tip:be sure to create all your templates from your Templates tab located under Tools to easily access these when you're ready to send these to your client.

What is a Proposal?

What is an Invoice?

What is a Questionnaire?

What is a Brochure?

What is an Agreement?

What is a Timeline?


The invoice is a list of services with a payment schedule and does not include a signed agreement. When your client receives an invoice they'll be able to review the line items billed and seamlessly make their payment online. If you want to bill your client without a signed agreement, an invoice is perfect!

Watch this video to learn how to create an invoice.


The agreement file is best used when all you need from a client is a signature.  The agreement file will only include nitty gritty service agreement information. If you do not need to bill your client or send a list of proposed service, the agreement file is perfect!

Learn how to create an agreement template.


The proposal is a list of services you are proposing to offer and includes a signed agreement with invoice (payment schedule).  When your client receives a proposal they'll be able to review the proposed services, sign the agreement and seamlessly make their payment online. If your client is ready to sign an agreement and make the first payment, the proposal is the best file type to execute a seamless booking process.

The brochure is a list of services without an agreement or invoice (payment schedule). When your potential client receives a brochure they'll be able to select a package or service which will automatically create a proposal. If you want to send a potential client a price list of the packages and services you offer without the commitment to buy or sign an agreement, the brochure is perfect!

Watch this video to learn how to create a brochure.



The questionnaire is a list of questions you can send your client. When your client receives a questionnaire they'll be able to answer your questions online with the responses automatically being saved to HoneyBook. The questionnaire is perfect for learning more about your clients, location, event and more!


The timeline is a day-of the event timeline to be shared with clients and vendors. The timeline helps manage the logistics of the event and keeps all of your clients and vendors informed and prepared.

Watch this video to learn how to create a timeline.


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