Free Wedding Checklist
How are your wedding plans going? Have you found the perfect dress and booked the venue?
Whatever stage you are at in planning your wedding day it is always good to have a checklist to make sure everything is on track and nothing gets missed. To help I have put together a free wedding checklist, covering all aspects of your special day. I have avoided putting in timeframes as everyone is different, some weddings can be organised in a matter of weeks others take years!
At the beginning
Let your friends and family know of your plans. Think about potential dates and times for your wedding. Decide on the size, formality and setting of your wedding. Create a wedding budget and decide who does what.
Reserve the locations for your wedding and reception. Book your wedding caterer
Meet with and book your wedding officiant or clergy. Check any marriage licence requirements.
Choose your bridesmaids, best man and other members of the wedding party. Draw up an initial guest list.
Order your wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses. Book your photographer and videographer. Plan your decorations. Book your live entertainment or DJ. Reserve your florist. Order your wedding cake. Choose your wedding rings.
Reserve any rental items from the rental company. Register your gift choices at your favourite stores. Research accommodation for out-of-town guests. Plan your honeymoon and check passports and vaccinations.
Nearly there! Confirm your menu. Choose your music for the ceremony. Reserve your wedding cars. Order your invitations and any other stationery. Order favors for your guests.
Not long now! Finalize your guest list. Choose readers for your ceremony. Finalize your order with the florist. Reserve the men’s wedding clothes. Make an appointment with your hairdresser and make-up.
Very excited now
Post your invitations. Decide on your wedding vows or compose your own. Confirm the wedding details with the musicians and clergy or officiant. Have the programs printed. Purchase gifts for parents and attendants. Schedule final dress fitting.
1 Month Before
Ensure you have applied for your marriage licence. Plan any rehearsals if required.
Confirm in writing your photographer (including must have shots), videographer, transport, entertainment and any other services.
2 Weeks Before Draft the speeches. Finalize reception details numbers etc with venue/ caterer.
Meet with your hairdresser and make-up artist for consultation. Deliver song lists to musicians or playlists to DJ. Confirm honeymoon reservations.
1 Week Before
Finalize seating plan, draw up table plan and place cards.
Confirm accommodation reservations. Pick up the mens wedding clothes. Choose someone to return any rented items after the wedding. Write any cheques required for the wedding day. Pack for your honeymoon and arrange for luggage to be at the reception venue!
On the Day
Give the wedding rings to the best man. Give the best man any cheques that need to be given out that day. Present the attendants and parents with their gifts.
After the Wedding
Make a gift list and send out your thank-you notes. Choose photographs for the album.
Arrange for cleaning and preservation of your gown.
For ideas on how to plan your wedding without spending a fortune have a look at my
cheap wedding ideas.
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All the best
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