Brainstorm _ get your ideas formulated and organized on paper. Consider things like small wedding ideas, unusual wedding venues, outdoor wedding ideas. Budget _ establish your financial limits and guidelines. Consider a cheap wedding reception as a means to save money. Guest List _ Who do you want to participate in this special event. Reservations _ Book the Venues. Vendors _ Interview and get contracts on flowers, food, photographer, musicians, baker, etc. Wedding Dress _ Provide time for up to four fittings for your bridal gown, just in case. Bridesmaids _ Sizes, colors, styles, fabrics and multiple fittings will all take time. Invitations _ Lots of choices. Consider the wedding reception invitation wording if you\'re making your own. Or, customized wedding invitation text if you\'re going to buy them.
When setting up your checklist, the first things will be to decide on a date and to have an idea of your budget for the party. Once you know your budget, you will have a better idea of how many people you can invite. Keeping your budget in mind, create a list of people to invite. Depending on the formality of your party, you can Mail, email or simply call your guests. Make to sure to have your guests RSVP so will you know how many people will be attending the celebration.