Follow this Bridal Checklist To Keep Your Sanity
I'm glad that you arrived at my Checklist page because some brides think they can plan their wedding "off the cuff." Well that just isn't so. Brides that don't understand the significance of being organized and having a wedding guide, spend countless hours without getting much accomplished. They go from one task to another sometimes duplicating their efforts and wasting precious time and energy.
Before you even begin making any decisions, I recommend getting a notebook and keep it in a convenient location; perhaps in your pocketbook. This way you can keep all of your notes, business cards, and contacts together in one place.
Every time you get an idea, see something on the Internet or TV, hear someone talking about an idea that you would like to incorporate into your wedding plans, write it down.
If you hear of any mishap that another bride experienced, log it into your notebook and take the necessary action to ensure that the same error doesn't happen during your special day.
Purchase a box, wrap it in pretty paper and every time you read an article or see a picture in a magazine or newspaper, clip it out and put it into your "wedding box." This will keep all of your bridal "stuff" organized and in one place.
Because so many items are easily forgotten, I've included everything that I can think of in my wedding planning checklist and have broken it down into separate categories and pages.
As soon as you become engaged:
Tell your family and friends about your engagement.
Announce your engagement in the newspaper if you so desire.
Send "Save the Date Cards" as part of your bridal checklist.
Decide if you will have an engagement party; if so, what type of party and all the particulars.
Talk to your parents, fiancé and his parents and determine who will be paying for each item.
Items to consider for your marriage planning guide:
Additional Important Items to Consider
Cake and Topper
Hotel Room for wedding night
Living Accommodations - furniture, housewares
New address announcements
Music or DJ
Passports if necessary
Shower (Will this be a surprise for the bride?)
Speeches and Toasts
The above items in my bridal checklist are thoughts for you, your spouse, parents and other important people in your life to begin thinking about shortly after you become engaged.
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