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Your Ultimate Checklist for Wedding Planning

Planning for your wedding can take a lot of crazy months. Make sure you don't forget anything important by having a checklist to guide you all throughout your wedding planning.

Be organized early on

Create a timeline for all the tasks you need to accomplish before your wedding day. For documents and receipts, it would be a big help to place them all in a binder or folder in order to find them easily whenever you need them.

Determine your budget

Decide on how much you are willing to spend and allocate funds to specific aspects of your wedding.

Make a guest list

Your budget usually determines the number of guests you can invite to your wedding.

Hire a wedding planner (if desired)

It would certainly make your life easier when you have a professional wedding planner take care of all the logistics and transactions.

Reserve the venue

Select a date and be early on reserving the venues.

Select the caterer

Find catering businesses that specialize or are capable of delivering the menu you want.

Book your officiant

Meet with different officiants. Ensure that you are comfortable with the officiant before booking their service.

Hire your photographer, videographer, band, and DJ

Of course, you'd want to remember your big day through beautiful, breathtaking photos.

Shop for your wedding dress

Sometimes it takes time to find the perfect dress, so you should do your wedding dress shopping early.

Book hotel-room blocks for guests

Ensure that your guests will be comfortable, especially if they will need to travel for your wedding.

Sign up for a registry

Make it easier for your guests to pick out and buy gifts that you really need.

Select invitations

Look for talented artists to design your wedding invitation.

Start planning your honeymoon

Better plan early and make all the necessary reservations early especially if your honeymoon will fall on a peak season.

Shop for bridesmaids' dresses and schedule fittings

You should be the loveliest woman on your wedding day, but you should be surrounded by gorgeous bridesmaids too.

Send save-the-date cards

Make sure everyone who will get an invitation will get a save-the-date card too. Informing your guests about your wedding date allows them to prepare for it and make the necessary arrangement in their schedules.

Hire your florist

Make sure you have a pretty bouquet to match your wedding dress as well as a flower arrangement that will breathe life into your venue.

Arrange transportation and other rental items

Ensure convenience for your guests at all times. If you need to rent other items like furniture, sound system, or whatnot, make sure to have a list and reserve with suppliers.

Buy or rent groom's tuxedo

Your groom should look dashing on your big day too.

Book rehearsal dinner venue

Keep your entourage in the know to ensure a flawless wedding day.

Schedule hair and makeup artists

Make sure your hair and makeup are on point.

Choose your cake

Order a wedding cake that does not only look good on Instagram, but tastes like heaven too.

Purchase wedding bands

Because you'll need to put a ring on it.

Select groomsmen's attire and schedule fittings

If you have lovely bridesmaids, make sure they'll be paired with dashing groomsmen.

Send wedding invitations

Finally, send those wedding invitations and don't forget to include RSVP that's due in one month. This gives you a clearer picture of how many guests you will be expecting.

Touch base with all vendors

Re-confirm the dates and deliverables with your chosen vendors.

Get your marriage license

You can't get married without this, okay?

Enter RSVPs into your guest list 

Finalize your guest list with the RSVPs.

Send out final payments

Make as many final payments as you can so that you won't have to worry about these on your wedding day.

Assign seats

Ensure that your guests will be seated with people whom they are likely to enjoy being seated with.

Delegate small wedding day tasks

No doubt, there will be small tasks on your wedding day that need to be taken care of. You can delegate these to family members, maid of honor, and bridesmaids.

Break in your wedding shoes

You wouldn't want to worry about your feet hurting on your big day, right?

Pack for your honeymoon

You wouldn't want to stress over packing clothes after your wedding day. You might not even have the energy for it so do this prior to your big day.

 

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Gladdys Garcia

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