As a professional event agency, we know firsthand how overwhelming planning a wedding can be. There are so many details to remember and tasks to complete, and it’s easy to forget some of the smaller, but equally important, details. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the things that are often forgotten when planning a wedding, and provide an interactive checklist that you can use to ensure that you don’t overlook anything important.
6 Months Before the Wedding
The first six months of wedding planning are all about laying the groundwork for the big day. Here are some things that you should remember to do during this time:
☐ Set a Budget: One of the most important things you need to do when planning a wedding is to set a budget. Knowing how much you can afford to spend will help you make decisions about everything from the venue to the flowers.
☐ Create a Guest List: You’ll need to have a rough idea of how many people you’ll be inviting to your wedding before you can start looking for venues and vendors.
☐ Choose a Venue: Once you have an idea of how many people you’ll be inviting, you can start looking for a venue that will accommodate your guests.
☐ Hire a Wedding Planner: A wedding planner can help you with everything from choosing vendors to managing your budget.
☐ Book a Photographer: The best photographers book up quickly, so don’t wait too long to book one for your wedding.
3 Months Before the Wedding
With the major details taken care of, it’s time to start focusing on the smaller details. Here are some things you should remember to do:
☐ Choose Your Wedding Party: Your wedding party will be an important part of your big day, so take some time to choose the people who will stand by your side.
☐ Buy Your Dress and Accessories: It’s never too early to start shopping for your wedding dress, shoes, and other accessories.
☐ Choose Your Music: Whether you’re hiring a DJ or a live band, you’ll need to choose the music for your ceremony and reception.
☐ Choose Your Menu: Work with your caterer to create a menu that will impress your guests.
☐ Send Out Save-the-Dates: Let your guests know when and where your wedding will be so they can plan accordingly.
1 Month Before the Wedding
With the big day approaching, it’s time to start finalizing the details. Here are some things you should remember to do:
☐ Finalize Your Guest List: Make sure you have a final headcount so you can give your vendors accurate numbers.
☐ Create Your Seating Chart: Once you know who will be attending your wedding, you can start creating your seating chart.
☐ Schedule Hair and Makeup Trials: Make sure you’re happy with your hair and makeup before the big day.
☐ Confirm Vendor Details: Touch base with all of your vendors to make sure everyone is on the same page.
☐ Pack for Your Honeymoon: If you’re leaving for your honeymoon right after your wedding, start packing now.
The Day of the Wedding
Your big day is finally here! Here are some things to remember on the day of your wedding:
☐ Eat Breakfast: Make sure you eat a good breakfast to keep your energy up throughout the day.
☐ Get Ready: Take some time to relax and get ready with your wedding party.
☐ Have an Emergency Kit on Hand: Make sure you have an emergency kit with items like a sewing kit, stain remover, and extra makeup.
☐ Enjoy the Moment: Take time to soak in the moment and enjoy your special day.
To help you remember everything you need to do when planning your wedding, we’ve created a checklist that you can use to keep track of your progress.