How to Create the Perfect Wedding Planning Checklist
Preparing for your wedding can be a joyous occasion and possibly
the most stressful event to plan in the world! After all, you
want it to go off without a hitch, personalize it to reflect
your taste and personality, and make it an event that will be
remembered for years to come. This is where a wedding planning
checklist comes in handy.
If you do not have a wedding planning checklist, now's the time
to create one. It's easy really and it will help keep you
organized and scheduled. You will be able to keep track of your
comings and goings, as related to the wedding, and be able to
check off each item on the list as it gets finished.
A wedding checklist is what most brides follow to keep them on a
working schedule that's sensible, flexible and organized. There
are many ways to create such a checklist and your checklist will
be individualized just for you. For some the list will be quite
extensive, and for others, it won't. Depending on how much
you've already done, your list will vary from the next bride.
Below is a sample wedding planning checklist. You can
personalize it to fit your own life and wedding and plans. This
is just something to give you an idea of what you might want to
create for yourself.
Wedding planning checklist
Bridesmaids and grooms - Have you selected them yet? Wedding
party - Do you have a singer lined up? What about an organist,
pianist, ring bearer, flower girl, and any special readings
during the service? Gowns/Tuxes - Have you picked out a wedding
dress? What about bridesmaids' dresses and tuxes? Photographer -
Do you want photos taken before or after the wedding? Church or
other facility - Have you reserved a place for the wedding to
take place? What about the reception? Newspaper announcements -
Photos and info should be sent to your local paper Rehearsal
dinner - Who's coming and where are you having it? Gifts for
those in the wedding party - Do you want to buy tokens of
appreciation? Wedding cake, punch, and other refreshments - Do
you have a caterer? Who's making the wedding cake? What sorts of
refreshments do you want to serve? Decorations for the church
and reception - Are you ordering flowers, decorations, ribbons,
and etc? Who will help put decorations up? Equipment rental - Do
you need to rent tables, chairs, microphones or any other type
of equipment for the wedding or reception? Rings - Have you
purchased the rings?
The wedding planning checklist is a great way to keep yourself
on track. The above list is very general. It's a good idea to
assign tasks to your maid of honor, your mom and even your
husband to be. Put everyone to work who is willing. After all,
you don't need to do it all yourself.
To make your wedding planning checklist complete, it's good to
also put a date next to the item that needs to be taken care of.
In this way, you keep to a tight schedule and can feel confident
that everything is coming along as planned.