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.
Officiant _ Choose the individual to perform ceremony and acquire all legal documents. Rehearsal _ Invitations, venue, favors, gifts, speeches, and readings will take some coordination. Rings _ Purchase, re_size and engrave. Makeover _ Hairstyle, cut, color, manicure, and pedicure. Music _ Wedding reception songs, wedding songs first dance, DJ, etc. And, much, much more. A project this big is going to have so many things going on that you\'ll quickly get blown off course if you\'re not able to stay on top of everything. The earlier phases are certainly not as demanding, but as time progresses, inertia and the clock will begin to work against you if you don\'t have everything under control. So, now is the time to set up the framework that will help you manage the insanity. The most important consideration here is to GET organized and to STAY organized and by developing a well thought out wedding checklist timeline, you\'ll be well on your way to a satisfying and highly successful outcome.