For the most parts, the main details such as the reservations of the venue for the ceremony [church or chapel or a particular venue] and reception, wedding gown and accessories [includes motif, design, where to buy, etc.], catering, budgeting, guest list, invitations, flowers, entourage, bridal car and salon services are always on the top of the list. Minor details such as wedding registry, gifts for the groomsmen and bridesmaids, name cards for the tables, wedding favors, thank you cards and many other small details come next. It is easier to have a wedding planning checklist because you'll be able to track everything, check which is missing from the list and forecast your budget. A wedding is huge investment and every penny counts, so a checklist also provides you a clear picture of how much you will need, how much you can save and how much you need to add if you were able to save for the honeymoon.
The budget is important because it can determine how your party will take shape. Figuring out your budget before any planning will save you time, and of course, it will save you money. It can narrow down the choices for the menu, the location, the drinks you'll serve, the decorations, the location, and the number of people you invite. The guest list is the next item you should put down on your party planning checklist. It, like the budget, is important to determine early on in your party planning process. If you were smart, you already have a budget calculated. That budget should already give you an idea of how many people you can invite.