The vast majority of wedding experts agree that, if done properly, the typical wedding planner checklist should start the process of genuine implementation at least 16 to 18 months in advance of the momentous event. It doesn't get any bigger than this, so you'll have to get the wheels turning if you don't want anything to go wrong. True perfection may be difficult to pull off, but it's not completely impossible when you have an effective and well thought out plan. This is your wedding day. It's an awesome event that will surely provide you with many of your life's most precious memories, so it's time to roll up your sleeves, get this project rolling. Here's a list of some of the high level tasks that will take much of your time, as you bring this project to fruition.
Next, we transferred the information over to an Excel spreadsheet. It's not imperative that you use Excel, or even a computer for that matter, but I always have my computer with me. You can write it down on a piece of copy paper if you have to. I just wouldn't recommend Jill's Post_It method. That can be okay if you think of something while you're out, but don't have your checklist with you at the time. Just be sure to transfer it to your checklist as soon as you can. Once everything was transferred to the Excel checklist I had created for her, she told me which items on the list she had finished, and we checked those off. She even remembered a few more ideas she had about the menu, so we entered those in the appropriate section.