Preparing for your big day should be memorable and fun. The period from engagement to wedding day, is the beginning of your life as a couple. Both of you, bride and groom have decisions to make and tasks to complete so that yours, will be the wedding day you always dreamed about. Utilize the following checklist, as a map to follow. A map or guide, that will lead you on an enjoyable, memorable journey from engagement to marriage.

Print it, fill it out and save it as a wedding planning keepsake to look upon fondly later in life, as you stroll through memory lane.

In order to keep you and the friends and family members who help you focused and on task. This wedding preparation checklist is divided into categories and each category lists the appropriate items.

Next to each item you should place the following information:

  • who paid for it
  • who is in charge of it,
  • The date it was completed.

In addition to the parents,

THE WEDDING PARTY INCLUDES YOUR CHOICE FOR:

  • Best Man
  • Maid/matron of honor
  • Bridesmaids
  • Groomsmen
  • Ushers
  • Flower Girl(s)
  • Ring Bearer(s)
  • Other

ATTIRE

Bride

  • Wedding Gown
  • Wedding Gown Fittings and Alterations
  • Wedding Gown Cleaning
  • Wedding Gown Pressing
  • Gown Preservation – Carrying Bag
  • Bridal Tiara & Veil
  • Shoes
  • Intimate Apparel
  • Beauty Treatment, Hair & Make Up
  • Jewelry Accessories

Groom

  • Tux Outfit
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry

Wedding Attendants

  • Best Man Attire
  • Jewelry
  • Groomsmen Attire
  • Jewelry
  • Maid of Honor Dress
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry – accessories
  • Bridemaids Dresses
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry – accessories
  • Flower Girl Dress
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry – accessories
  • Ring Bearer Suit
  • Shoes
  • Religous Attire
  • Other?

PERSONAL WEDDING ACCESSORIES

  • Choose a Wedding Theme if applicable
  • Wedding Accessories Collection
  • Something Old
  • Something New
  • Something Borrowed
  • Something Blue
  • Sixpence for the bride’s Shoe
  • Garter
  • Tossing Garter
  • Hankie
  • Bridal Purse
  • Emergency Kit
  • Other

STATIONERY

  • Save the Day Cards or Magnets
  • Reply Cards
  • Location Map
  • Program
  • Place Cards
  • Menu
  • Thank You Cards
  • Envelope Seals
  • Printed Napkins
  • Stamps
  • Other

FOR THE CEREMONY

  • Wedding Bands
  • Wedding Vows
  • Jewelry Gifts for Kids
  • Unity Candles
  • Other Ceremonial Candles
  • Candle Holders
  • Flower Girl Basket
  • Ring Bearer Pillow
  • Guest Books
  • Pens
  • Music
  • Flowers
  • Aisle Runner
  • Pew Bows and Ribbons
  • Religous Items
  • Gift from Groom to Bride
  • Gift from Bride to Groom
  • Gifts for Officiant
  • Honorarium for Officiant
  • Other

FOR THE RECEPTION

  • Guest Book & Pen
  • Champagne Goblets/Flutes
  • Cake Tops
  • Cake Server Set
  • Garters
  • Bridal Purses
  • Table Covers
  • Table Centerpieces
  • Chair Covers and Decorations
  • Ice Sculptues
  • Bar
  • Catering
  • Music
  • Flowers
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Entertainment
  • Gifts for Family
  • Gifts for attendants
  • Wedding Favors
  • Games, Coloring Books etc.., for Kids
  • Candless
  • Ribbons & Balloons
  • Decorations
  • Rentals
  • Other

GIFTS

  • Engraveable Gifts
  • Personalized Gifts
  • Gifts from Groom to Bride
  • Gifts from Bride to Groom
  • Gifts for Parents
  • Gifts for Grandparents
  • Gifts for Kids
  • Gifts for siblings
  • Gifts for Best Man
  • Gifts for Maid of Honor
  • for Wedding Attendants
  • for Out of Town Guests
  • Gifts for Officiant
  • Honorarium for Officiant
  • Tips for Service Providers
  • Other

VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

and their Contact Information

  • Officiant
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Dress maker or Bridal Salon
  • Florist
  • Decorator
  • Bar Tender
  • Caterer
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Baker
  • Ceremony Location
  • Reception Hall
  • Ice Carver
  • Babysitter or Kids Supervisor
  • Rental Agent for Wedding Reception Needs
  • Travel Agent
  • Accommodations
  • Limo Driver
  • Musicians/Soloist/DJ
  • Entertainer
  • Calligrapher
  • Specialists (Dove Release, Butterfly release etc…)
  • Other

FLORALS

  • Brideal Bouquet
  • Flowers for Moms
  • Maid of Honor Bouquet
  • Flower Girl Basket
  • Bridemaids Bouquets
  • Corsages
  • Boutonnieres
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Centerpieces
  • Cake Table Decorations
  • Memorial Table Flowers
  • Other

PHOTO & MEDIA

  • Newspaper Announcement
  • Wedding Web Site
  • Videographer
  • Photographer
  • Personal Guest Cameras
  • Film & Developing
  • Photo Framing
  • Photo Albums
  • CD DVD Cases
  • Other

FOOD/BEV & HOSPITALITY

  • Engagement Pary
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Pre-Reception Snacks
  • Bar
  • Non-bar Beverages
  • Wedding Cake
  • Ceremony Site
  • Reception Hall
  • Guest Accomodations
  • Other

MUSIC

  • Musicians/Soloist/DJ
  • Prelude
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • First Dance
  • Mother – Son Dance
  • Father – Daughter Dance
  • Father – Daughter Dance
  • Cutting Of The Cake
  • Tossing the Bouquet
  • Tossing the Garter
  • Group Dances
  • Dances and Games for Kids
  • Other

YOU MUST REMEMBER TO

  • Obtain a marriage license.
  • Arrange for blood tests.
  • Obtain a passport.
  • Get Visas.

Notify the following of a name and address change:

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Social Security
  • credit card agencies
  • utility companies
  • banks
  • your employer
  • the post office
  • professional associations
  • the Registrar of Voters
  • the DMV – car registration
  • your insurance companies
  • the military
  • Schools or academic institutions
  • Other

With this checklist on hand, planning your wedding is made easy and fun. But check here often as Nily Glaser plans to add, more specific wedding planning checklists including Wedding Planning Budget checklists.



Source by Nily Glaser

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