Planning for your wedding can be very challenging. Even if you hire a wedding coordinator, you need to have time and you also have to be hands-on especially when you want your wedding to be close to perfect. It has been said that no wedding is free from flaws because the tiniest of details unattended can become a problem. This is the major reason why you need to have a wedding planning checklist.
Sure it’s okay that you’ll hire someone and pay him/her to tackle all the details and issues; but many couples have made this costly mistake of leaving all the work to the coordinator. Not that the coordinator cannot handle it or that he/she cannot be trusted; it’s just that it’s not reason enough to let someone handle everything.
It is ideal that you and your wedding coordinator have each a copy of your wedding checklist where you can tally each month or every 2 weeks as things progress. Yes, it is tedious and it could bring stress once in a while, but you’ve got to be always on top of the situation because it is your wedding. You need to have an understanding with your coordinator regarding the updates and tallying of details in order to ensure that every bit of detail, big or small, is being tackled and accomplished as needed.
For the most parts, the main details such as the reservations of the venue for the ceremony [church or chapel or a particular venue] and reception, wedding gown and accessories [includes motif, design, where to buy, etc.], catering, budgeting, guest list, invitations, flowers, entourage, bridal car and salon services are always on the top of the list. Minor details such as wedding registry, gifts for the groomsmen and bridesmaids, name cards for the tables, wedding favors, thank you cards and many other small details come next.
It is easier to have a wedding planning checklist because you’ll be able to track everything, check which is missing from the list and forecast your budget. A wedding is huge investment and every penny counts, so a checklist also provides you a clear picture of how much you will need, how much you can save and how much you need to add if you were able to save for the honeymoon.
A Smart Tip
Here’s a great idea even before you contact a wedding coordinator. You can create an initial wedding planning checklist during the initial planning stage with your future husband and your family. Ask them to pitch in with the ideas as well as with the canvassing of the major necessities [reservations, catering, flower arrangements, salon, etc.]. You can also do some research on the internet just to get an idea of the pricing as well as the possible needs that you may have not yet tackled.
From your accomplished initial checklist, you’ll have an idea of how much work should be done and how much money you will need. Just in case you’re able to figure out the costing and everything you need for your wedding, you can then decide if hiring a wedding coordinator is still necessary.
This tip is ideal for those who are really tight on their budgets because hiring a wedding coordinator will really cost you a lot. But hey, if you have the means, no one’s stopping you. The idea is to be prepared and organized so you’ll be stress-free on your wedding.