Your Wedding Planning Checklist
You've met the perfect man, and you have the perfect ring
on your finger. Now, how do you plan the perfect wedding? A wedding is truly a
unique and memorable event, and if you want everything to be as you have always
dreamed, you must plan everything in detail.
One way to make your
wedding planning easier, is to hire a specialist, a wedding planner. These are
specialized people, who know how to plan a wedding in detail. They can take
care of everything, and all you need to do is to tell them what kind of wedding
you want to have. Unfortunately, these services are not cheap and many couples
cannot afford hiring someone.
Planning a wedding means a lot of effort.
If you have ever participated or maybe even planned a wedding before, you know
that it can be very stressful and overwhelming at times. There are so many
things that need to be taken care of, and so many details, that sometimes it is
impossible for a couple to get all things organized. So, in most of the cases,
a wedding planning checklist is necessary.
Breaking your wedding
planning down into sections and having a wedding planning checklist can make
your job a whole lot easier. There are so many things you have to deal with:
guest list, ceremony location, menu, flower arrangements, bridal flowers,
bride's wedding dress, groom's tuxedo, best man's tuxedo, wedding cards and so
on. With a little communication and patience while you make what seems like a
never-ending list of choices and decisions, your wedding day will turn out
All that planning can become an easy job with a proper
wedding planning checklist. In fact, for a stress and hassle-free wedding day,
you'll either need a lot of lists or one central wedding planning checklist.
You can do your checklist in a notebook or on the computer. The important thing
is to get organized and stay organized.
To further reduce your stress,
once you have completed the list, choose several people to help you take care
of them. Involve the bride's and the groom's parents in the process, close
friends and other members of the family that are capable to solve problems.
For example, the bride's parents will take care or renting a ball room
for the ceremony, the best man of renting limousine, the groom's parents could
take care of the flower arrangements, and so on. Everyone will all have
something to do, and you will certainly have things done earlier than planned.
What have you included on your wedding planning checklist?
First, you'll need a master wedding planning checklist listing all the
details you need to take care of and then you can work on the finer points of
each one. You'll want to start by establishing a budget. Then you can build up
your wedding planning checklist according to the budget you have set.
First, you will need to choose the kind of
reception you want to have. Are you planning a large wedding, or a more
intimate gathering of friends and family? Talk with your relatives and soon to
be in laws to get an idea of what their needs are, as their concept of small
may be quite different than yours. Once you have a general idea of how many
guests you will have, you can then visit reception possibilities and talk with
them about what they offer. Remember that the places you choose to visit have
most likely hosted many weddings before yours, and they can present suggestions
that you haven't thought about. It is perfectly okay to not have all the
answers immediately, and many reception sites will gladly let you take their
information so you can spend time considering what they have to offer. If you
have questions, be sure to ask them, as this is a great way to see how flexible
the site and staff will be to meet your individual needs. Of course, you will
need to determine your wedding budget, as the reception will be where you spend
the most money.
The Food and Wedding Cake
The next item on
your list is to choose the food and the wedding cake. Discuss it with all
involved and establish a menu that you all agree on. It's a good idea to sample
the food at each reception site, preferably the same food you might choose for
your wedding. The time of day that you choose to get married will also impact
your food choice. If you choose a mid morning wedding, you might prefer to have
a brunch buffet, while an evening wedding calls for more a more formal
presentation. Whatever you choose, do not hesitate to ask for references from
whomever will be providing the food at your reception.
The guest list
is important when planning a wedding, as you'll need to be careful who you
invite, and make sure your budget allows you to feed them all.
with the difficult parts
To make your wedding planning easier, it is a
good idea to begin planning at least six months before the wedding. Also, take
care of the stressful aspects first. This way you would have finished the most
stressful planning stuff long before the wedding day and you will be in much
better mood by the time of the ceremony.
For example, it is best that
the bride choose the wedding dress early on. In most cases, this is the most
difficult task for a bride, so make sure you start searching for a bridal gown
in time. Bridal shows, internet or specialized magazines are the best ways to
start your search. The way you accessorize can be quite an issue, so time is
At least a month before the wedding, you'll need to check
with the county clerk to see what the marriage license requirements are in your
state. You'll definitely need a valid driver's license or state ID and some
states require birth certificates and social security cards as additional proof
of identity and age.
If you do have to order any documents, do so as
soon as possible and check the status of these once a week.
to have lists for flowers, the
photographer and the caterer on
your master wedding planning checklist. What flowers have you chosen and on
what date do you order them? Have you discussed food with the caterer? If
friends or family are providing the food, have you decided on the menu? Make a
list of everything you will be serving, who will be making what and when and
which ingredients to buy.
In fact, you may want to incorporate into your
master wedding planning checklist a list of all the things you need to buy,
from the wedding dress to the new punchbowl set.
When you send out the
invitations, you'll want to keep track of who has RSVPd and who has declined.
You can do this on your master wedding planning checklist. It's important that
you know how many guests for which to plan.
It is also recommended to
attend two or three wedding shows. You can see new things, such as new wedding
dresses, bridal flowers and flower arrangements, special menus,
wedding favors and so on. This way it will be
easier to make a good wedding planning list.
Your master wedding
planning checklist will be your best friend during the coming months. It will
make your life so much simpler if you're able to quickly locate the status of
many of the important details of the most important day of your life. Take
enough time to make the list, and then start with the most important aspects.
As you you finish with those, you can calmly continue with the rest of the
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