So he popped the question. You are engaged. Congratulations! Before your wedding you have to make a million decisions but where do you start? How do you get inspired to chose a dress, venue, date, flowers, theme, colors, bridesmaids and their dresses, jewelry, music, food, how are you going to wear your hair, and the perfect invitations. The list goes on and on. How are you going to stay organized? It is a wonder any of us has made it down the aisle. Whether you have a lavish Kardashian styled wedding or you plan simple nuptials with only family and a few friends, it is still going to be difficult to get everything done.
Depending on the size and budget of your wedding, you can hire a professional wedding coordinator, select a friend to help with the details or try to do it all on your own. Either way you go, there is going to be a lot to organize. A wedding checklist the best way to keep up with all appointments, tasks, vendors and so you don’t forget important details. Your check list should include 3 sections: Budget, Vendors and Checklist. There are some wedding planners check lists that are online and have very detailed charts or lists. For example, you can create a chart with tables and make your seating chart. If you have to make changes, you do it on the computer. The day before the wedding you just print it off and you are done. You can keep up with your wedding guests, calendar to send out invites & save your favorite wedding websites, tips or photos.
Some Coordinators advice starting planning 16 months out. They suggest starting a binder or folder and begin looking through bridal, design, travel and food magazines for inspiration. As soon as you get engaged your friends are going to want to know who is in your bridal party. Then you must decide on a budget based off of what your families and your own contributions. You and your families will also have to start making out the guest list. But this is the tip of the iceberg. Some brides have a website to let friends see how the details of the wedding are coming along.
Some venues will have a wedding planner that goes along with having the wedding there. Our wedding venue, Spring Lake in Rockmart, Ga., we have a award winning florist and wedding planner that works with the bride to complete every detail from flowers to place card holders. Renty Haney has created some of the most lavish to the most rustic weddings. All she needs is your idea and she makes it come to life.
We invite you to check out our website along with our photo gallery and videos. http://www.georgiavintageweddings.com and also “like” us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/springlakeevent
I did some research and found a couple of wedding checklists that I thought were the best to keep track of everything. Let us know what you think. Happy Weddings.
Newly Engaged? Must Read: http://weddings.about.com/cs/bridesandgrooms/a/firststeps.htm
Budget Planner- http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning-tools/tools-wedding-budget.aspx
Check List- http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning-tools.aspx
Check List- http://www.keepandshare.com/htm/free_wedding_planning.php
Check List- http://www.myweddingchecklist.net/