9 Free Wedding Checklists

Ok, all your wedding plans are finally shaping up to how you like them, you’ve got the styles, itinerary, family and guest lists, food, and entertainment lined up.  The worst thing for you to do is wing it and just rely on perfect execution because you’ve accounted for everything you can think of.  Don’t play the guessing game, instead, get yourself some physical checklists, like the ones here for free, and leave nothing unaccounted for.

1         Invitations and stationary

At the very least, you should know who is and who isn’t attending, the same should be said for which invitations and stationary you have on-hand.

2         Fashion and wardrobe

A list that is easily lost in the madness known as wedding planning.  Get your and all the important members’ wardrobes squared-away with a simple checklist that helps tell you exactly what not to forget.

3         Flowers

Centerpieces, bouquets, and other flower decorations should not take a backseat or be subject to potential shortages, mispurchases.  Have the exact color and types of flowers on your checklist for all to understand and check off.

4         Photography

Having a dedicated checklist for your photography needs is a great way to avoid poor wedding photos on and after your big day.  Use this opportunity to map out some of your “must-have” memories.

5         Ceremony

Wedding ceremonies seem pretty straightforward and simple, until something goes wrong.  A checklist may appear overboard or OCD, but it’s nice to have a peace-of-mind during such an anxious event.

6         Reception

This should be your time to relax and enjoy your new status as the Mrs., so make sure things are able to run smoothly without your instructions on every little facet of the reception by making a checklist that can be reviewed by your coordinator or maid of honor.

7         Events

Planning your wedding around a host of festivities can quickly feel out-of-hand if you don’t have a solid plan in-place.  Keep a checklist of the people, places, times, and avoid things like scheduling conflicts.

8         Beauty

Since make-up and dressing is such an integral part of a wedding, it only makes sense for you to have a checklist to take care of each stage of the beautifying process.  Hey, don’t forget, men could stand to benefit from a little beauty organization, too.

9         Gifts and Favors

This should go hand-and-hand with the wedding registry, an unofficial back-up checklist.  If you have a large guest list and/or a lot of gifts and congratulatory favors, this checklist could be invaluable.  Nothing is worse than forgetting things that need to be in place.

Psst...don't forget that you can keep these lists in your daily planner.