On your check list you will start off with a pre wedding checklist. On that list you will put together all your ideas. Such as what you want for centerpieces, favors, invitations, theme, colors. The list will be added and added to over and over again. As you purchase the items on your check list you will cross them out or check next to them saying that you completed that task. For the ceremony checklist you will want to share this with your church or wherever you are getting married at. Some of your ideas may not be acceptable at some locations due to religion or safety procedures. For example you could want to have rice thrown in the air and your ceremony site my not allow that. Another example is some garden themed wedding only allow a certain number of chairs due to trying to preserve the ground. Once you know what you can and can't do at your ceremony you will want a check list of qualities of a justice of the peace or whoever else marries you. You will also need to find out what you need to supply yourself at your ceremony sites such as speakers for music, and chairs for your guest. Once you know what you need add it to your wedding checklist and once you finish that task take it off the list. You will always want to add a section of your wedding checklist for the reception. In this section you will have an area for reception site. Make sure you have a list of all the things you want in a reception site and don't settle for anything else. It's your special day. You will also need to think about music at your reception. You will also need to make a list of all the food choices you would like. When having a food tasting bring your list to check off the foods you like and foods you didn't like.
Making a budget for the party is the first "to_do" item on your checklist. By making a budget first you can figure out how many people you can invite which leads into the next section of your checklist. Next are a group of tasks which focus on your guests. For example, you will need to make a list of who you would like to invite, obtain invitations and then prepare, address and mail the invitations. Make sure you create a deadline for when you need to have the invitations in the mail. Give your guest two weeks to RSVP to let you know if they will or will not be attending the party. Prepare a second checklist to keep track of the people who will be attending the party. Next on the party planning checklist is about the location where you'll be holding the party. If you have not decided where to hold the party and you are thinking of having the party somewhere other than your home, it's best to do a little research before moving forward. You'll want to add a note to your checklist to call different venues and get price quotes.