Are you planning to tie the knot with your special someone? Do you want to plan out your wedding yourselves? Is hiring a wedding planner out of your budget?

No need to worry since you can still organize your big day without the help of professional event organizers by simply keeping a wedding checklist in hand.

A wedding is a very big event that can keep everybody busy especially the bride and groom. As the main characters in this real-life drama, you are burdened with so many appointments and tasks.

For starters, you have to make all the announcements especially to your families.

Next, you have to decide on your wedding date, venue, reception, theme, motif, and entourage.

These are just some of the things that will keep you both busy.

In order to keep your minds straight, you should make a wedding checklist.

Things to include in your wedding checklist

1. Appointments
One of the most important things to include in your wedding checklist is your appointments. Be reminded of your meeting with the minister or the florist as well as the date of your wedding rehearsal.

In cases wherein you’ll have your wedding reception in a restaurant, hotel, or resort, set an appointment with the owner or manager beforehand.

2. Guest list

Be sure to invite all the right people to your big day by including your guest list in your wedding checklist. Take note of the names of your witnesses or primary sponsors, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other members of the wedding entourage. If possible, send out your invitations early and allow them to confirm their attendance to your wedding.

3. Budget

How much are you planning to spend on your wedding? The expenses need to be broken down in your wedding checklist.

Allot a specific amount for all your wedding needs to ensure you don’t end up broke after your wedding. This can also help you manage your resources well and to spend your money wisely.

4. Food

Another important thing to consider is the kind of food you are going to serve your guests. This needs careful planning especially if you want to impress your wedding invitees.

Your wedding checklist must reflect what you want to be served during the reception from appetizers down to desserts. This way, it will be easier for you to explain to the caterers the kind of food you want on your wedding tables.

5. Wedding decorations

Your wedding can be made more special with the right wedding decorations. Plan out the theme or motif you want and decide on the decorations.

List down in your wedding checklist the decors you want to have especially in the venue and reception. Include the kind of flowers and their arrangements as well as the centerpieces you have in mind.

6. Wedding souvenirs or giveaways

Avoid forgetting these wedding favors by listing them down in your wedding checklist. Decide on what you want to give your guests as remembrance of your wedding and don’t forget to give them after your wedding as a way of saying thank you.

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