Not everything in the list below will apply to every couple. Look over the different categories, copy and paste all the details that apply to your wedding and try to check off a couple of items every week. Start 2-3 months before your wedding.

Guest Checklist
Send out your invitations
Call all guests that haven't sent in their reply cards on time
Tally up special meal requests: veggie & children meals
Figure out your seating plan
Create or buy a seating chart
Write out your place cards
Buy your favours
Wrap & tag your favours
Check on blocked guest rooms for your out-of- towners
Purchase and assemble guest room baskets
Arrange tours or activities for out-of- towners
Send wedding announcement to newspaper

Vendor Checklist
You've hired all your vendors and chosen packages months ago. Now is the time to finalize details. Create itineraries with times, locations and what your vendors are to do at these locations and send them a copy

Florist: # of boutonnieres, # of Corsages, # of bouquets, ceremony décor, reception décor, # of centrepieces, types of flowers for each of the above
Limo: Type of vehicle, # of hours, pick-up & drop-off locations
DJ: any lighting, audio or video equipment, song list
Cake: décor, icing, flavours, delivery time
Photographer: number of hours and photo package
Videographer: number of hours and video package
Decorators: confirm what and where you require décor
Rentals: confirm items and quantities
Church: call and ask what the earliest time decorators can arrive
Ceremony music selected

Personal Checklist
Plan bridesmaids luncheon or day out
Confirm rehearsal arrangements with vendors and attendees
Purchase and wrap gifts for bridal party, parents and others
Go for your final fittings (bride & bridesmaids)
Purchase wrap or other covering for cool weather or air-conditioning or church restrictions
Pick up your gowns
Pick up your tuxes (be sure to try them on before leaving the store)
Head Piece and Veil
Crinoline or slip
Jewellery: earrings, necklace, bracelet
Gloves
2 pair of pantyhose
Lingerie: bra, panties, garter
Purse
Something old, new, borrowed, blue
A pair of formal wedding shoes
A pair of comfortable shoes for when your feet are broken & blistered
Get your engagement ring cleaned
Over night bag for honeymoon night
Makeup bag, perfume, deodorant, hand cream, mouthwash
Bride's Emergency Kit
Manicure & pedicure

Honeymoon Checklist
Purchase needed clothing
Pack for honeymoon
Purchase prescription or over the counter medication
Pick up your honeymoon tickets
Make sure you have a valid passport
Keep a copy of your passport number or other ID separate from your other ID in case it gets lost or stolen
Get travelers cheques
Make sure you have some foreign currency for transportation, tips, etc, as soon as you arrive at your destination
Notify your credit card company of your trip. This way you are guaranteed that all charges will be approved.
Put mail/newspaper delivery on hold
Have someone check on your home: feed pets, pick up mail, water plants, etc

Ceremony Checklist
Wedding bands bought and sized
Confirm rehearsal and wedding date & time
Marriage licence
Vows chosen or written
Readers chosen
Usher chosen
Ring pillow purchased
Programs purchased or made
Music selected
Unity candle purchased

Reception Checklist
Photo permit
Fill out liquor license
Special occasions permit
Wedding insurance
Purchase any alcohol & mix
Guest book & pens
Pick guest book and seating card attendants
Engagement photo framed for display or guest signing
Meal selection
Confirm bar stock and hours
Go over floor plan
Create a seating plan
Let your venue know when deliveries will be made
Confirm linen colours
Figure out who will be in the receiving line and in what order
Choose attendant for guest book/seating card/reception cards table
Write speech and ask others to prepare speeches(wedding party, family & MC)
Decide on kissing and centrepiece game
Instructions for disposable cameras (announced or printed)
Bathroom baskets
Pick VIP reception songs: wedding party entrance, 1st dance, parents dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter removal & toss, last dance, etc.
Pick your kissing and centrepiece games.

 


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