“With so many little details involved, it can be difficult to keep a wedding on task.. That is why wedding planners, who are experts in the field, have checklists for the months before and the day of the wedding. Designated as the wedding organizers, it is these checklists that help wedding planners to stay organized. Having a list of specifically what needs to be accomplished, and when it needs to be a ccomplished, will ensure that the big day is planned to a “T.”
Number One: Theme Before The Rest
The first thing a wedding planner will need to check off on their checklist (besides determining a wedding budget) will be the theme. Some weddings have a theme (such as beach, country, or rock ‘n’ roll) and other weddings are themeless. Making this decisision will play a role in the remaining decisions, so it is likely the first thing that a wedding planner will ask about. Once it is determined whether or not the wedding will have a theme, the rest of the decisions are ready to be made.
Number Two: When And Where
Setting a date is the next step a wedding planner will need to check off on a checklist. Although invitations are not typically sent out until 6 weeks before the date, it is beneficial for all involved if a date is set well before this. Also, a venue will need to be selected. The wedding planner might offer several options, and they may correspond with the wedding’s theme if it has one. A location will need to be selected for both the wedding itself as well as the reception.
Number Three: Food, Flowers, Décor, and More!
As the day of the wedding grows nearer and nearer, the details that a wedding planner checks on his or her checklist grow smaller and smaller. The food for the reception is an important detail that is arranged typically about 3-4 months before the wedding. More popular caterers will likely have to be contacted even earlier. A cake is typically ordered around this time as well.
The wedding dress, as well as those of the bridesmaids, are one aspect of the wedding that the bride herself id most involved with. The dress-hunting usually begins early, and should be in its finishing stages by two months prior to the wedding.
The flowers and décor of the wedding are planned usually within the last few months before the wedding. The nature of the flowers and decorations sometimes depends on whether or not the wedding has a theme. Wedding favors might be made during this time as well.
The Key To Success
Keeping track of all the miniscule details for a wedding can be difficult. The key to managing these details is organization—and checklists are just one way a wedding planner can stay organized.”