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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

  • Ceremony Officiant - cantor, organist, bridal runner, ring pillow, vows
  • Reception
  • Budget
  • Who will be in the Bridal Party
  • Bridal Accessories - dress, veil, headpiece, shoes, undergarments, garter, handkerchief, gloves, pocketbook, jewelry, wrap is you're getting married in a cool climate
  • Grooms Accessories - tuxedo ensemble, shoes
  • Transportation - limousines, friend's cars, bus, horse and buggy
  • Flowers - (silk, dried or fresh) brides, bridesmaids and flower girl bouquets, corsages for special women, boutonnieres, house, ceremony, reception
  • Gifts - bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, ring bearer, parents, bride's and groom's gifts to each other
  • Responsibilities - person(s) responsible for getting the wedding gifts to the couple's apartment or to the bank, bridal gown to the cleaners, tuxedo return
  • Additional Important Items to Consider

    Bridal Website

    Cake and Topper






    Guest Accommodations

    Guest book

    Guest List



    Hotel Room for wedding night


    Living Accommodations - furniture, housewares

    New address announcements


    Marriage license

    Music or DJ


    Passports if necessary


    Rehearsal Dinner


    Shower (Will this be a surprise for the bride?)

    Speeches and Toasts


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    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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