With some much needed to plan and organize in order to pull off the wedding of your dreams, it can be all too easy to overlook something and to fall behind schedule. Imagine waking up on the day realizing you have forgotten to book a hairdresser or order the buttonholes! And falling behind schedule is easier than you may think as many tasks connected to a wedding need to be done at a certain time before the wedding date. This is where a wedding planning checklist comes in.
A wedding planning checklist is more than just a long list of tasks, it is a time ordered checklist arranged according to your wedding planning timeframe and will ensure you don’t forget anything vital and that you stick to your schedule and complete everything in time.
No bride wants to be rushing around like a headless chicken in the week before the wedding, so using a wedding checklist will ensure that in the final week before the wedding you can relax, add the finishing touches to your preparations and just concentrate on looking beautiful on the day!
To obtain a wedding planning checklist take a look through bridal magazines or go online to many of the wedding websites for a free version to download. You will also find them in wedding directories and in wedding planning books. The trick is to find one that most closely matches your wedding plans. This isn’t as easy as it may seem as most checklists will follow a generic template which may or may not fit with your wedding.
If you can find one that is a pretty close match then editing it to fit perfectly is not difficult and having a copy on your computer gives you the advantage of being able to come back and edit it later, should your plans change. Keep a copy with your wedding planning notes so you can refer to it often and have it to hand whenever you are meeting with suppliers and vendors.
It can also be a good idea to print off copies for your maid of honor, your groom and your mom, who no doubt will want to be kept abreast of how the wedding planning is going. These people will be the ones who will be helping you to organize such a big occasion so keep them informed of your plans with their own copies of the checklist. Make sure you keep your checklist up to date as well so that you can tell at a glance whether or not you are one schedule and will have everything done in time for the big day!