Progressing Through the Wedding Checklist

We’re a family that depends on checklists to organize tasks both large and small so of course, we’ve developed a lengthy checklist in preparation for Sarah and Daniel’s wedding.

Nothing feels better than placing a check next to another task on the list, so when Sarah and I were able to spend last Saturday placing an order for rentals and selecting food for the reception and making decisions about a wedding cake, our pens were busy checking off task after task.

There’s no shortage of “to do’s” remaining, but we’re making progress!


Wedding dress

Set a date
Ceremony location
Reception location
Create wedding website
Engagement photos
Determine color palette and theme
Select members of bridal party
Reserve block of rooms for out of town guests
Make a bridal salon appointment
Select save the dates
Invitations RSVPs thank you cards
Order & mail save the dates
Collect wedding decor items
Begin planning ceremony & reception music
Sign up for gift registries
Finalize guest list & mailing addresses
Order wedding dress accessories
Book wedding day transportation
Reserve hotel room for wedding night
Choose & purchase wedding rings
Select bridesmaid attire & confirm each bridesmaid has ordered dress
Bridal shower list to maid of honor
Research honeymoon destinations
Include directions for ceremony/reception – make sure  to check accuracy
Reserve rental items
Create song PLAY and DO NOT PLAY lists
Select 1st dance & other special dance songs
Select attire for groomsmen
Draft wedding program
Schedule wedding rehearsal w/ officiant & bridal party
Plan decor: escort cards, place cards, centerpieces, linens, & details
     Cocktail Hour
Decide on wedding favors
How do people survive without checklists?
And best of all, Sarah was able to help me find a dress to wear to the wedding…not on the checklist, but what a relief!