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.
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.
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.