What's the first thing on your list _ The first thing that needs to be done is choose a date for this very special occasion. If it's going to be a surprise for the mom to be you may want to consult with her significant other. He may be able to give you an idea of her schedule and when would be the best time to completely surprise her. He'll most likely want to help and may come up with a way to get her to the party. When the date is established check it off of your list.
Aside from the main set of checklists, it is a good idea to create your own checklists each day, with tasks to be completed that day. Checklists do not include detailed tasks such as meeting with the florist, tasting wedding cakes or confirming numbers with the caterers. A bound diary can be a useful tool in this case or purchase a blank sturdy notebook which you can fit in your handbook and which can be used for everything from checklists to contact numbers. Creating your own checklists is easy to do however, at the start of your planning it can be advisable to use a generic set of wedding planning checklists so you know everything you will need to include on your own lists. Checklists will become invaluable tools as you proceed through your wedding planning and used properly and regularly they will go a long way to ensuring nothing is forgotten for your big day.