If you are thinking of having the party at a reception hall or similar rented venue, find out if they supply the food or if they require the food to be purchase from one of their preferred suppliers. Ask about the cost and menu options. After you have this information, you can decide if you want to have the party at catered at home or if you want to have the party at an outside venue. You will need to add to your checklist to get quotes from caterers. If you enjoy cooking, you might want to prepare the food at home yourself. If so, make a note on your checklist to investigate menus and food cost. Once you make a decision which option you would like, you will need to either book the venue or caterer. Make a note on your checklist to confirm the party details closer to the actual day of the party.
Once you have a list of all the things you need and want once you find them or buy them you can cross them off the list. List will probably be short at first but every time you think of something that you need add it to the list because you may forget. Be sure to mark off all the things that you have completed or bought so that your list doesn't look so long and frighten you. Having a wedding checklist will help you wedding planning run smooth. Don't be afraid to have too many list there's never too much planning you can do for a wedding. You want to be prepared to enjoy your special day.