The Four Lists for the Day You Say “I Do”
We’ve heard it plenty of times, but it’s the truth: your wedding is your special day and you want it to be perfect.
The perfect wedding doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a product of hard work, time, and a ton of lists: guest lists, budget, dates-to-remember, to-do lists, and more. All of these can flood a bride’s mind and make what should be an exciting time feel stressful and exhausting.
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry much. Thanks to smartphones and digital documentation (plus help from professional wedding planners), you can stay up-to-date with your running lists and spare yourself from unnecessary worrying.
Enjoy the wedding planning process by keeping track of these four running lists.
Brides should always keep a running list of tasks, even if she already has a wedding coordinator or planner by her side. Whether you prefer an old-school yet trusty notebook or an app, as long as you have a to-do list, you’ll stay in the loop with all the preparations.
Your wedding to-do list can be a breakdown of the year, month by month. Instead of putting all of the planning under one list, break the to-do list into bite-size pieces so that it will be less overwhelming (plus, you can enjoy each step!). Make sure your to-do list covers the 12 to 4 months of planning plus the timeline, so you’ll know if you’re still on schedule.
Guest List & RSVPs
Once you and your husband-to-be have decided on whom to invite to your wedding, create a Google Doc (or something similar) that includes the names and addresses of your guests. It’s a tedious task, but it will become helpful once it’s time to send out the invites. You’ll also need the guest lists to track RSVPs as they come in and when it’s time to finalize your seating arrangements.
“Days Of” List
Your wedding will be here before you know it. Keep your special day’s morning focused on the excitement by ensuring you have everything you need the night before, on the day of, and the morning after you say your vows. You’ll be surprised at the things you need on hand for your wedding — from the wedding gown to little details like makeup remover, toothpaste, and reception decor. Make sure that you are always prepared. After all, nothing is worse than a last-minute errand to ruin your pre-wedding excitement.
Traditionally, the maid-of-honor or your bridesmaids are in charge of writing down what you received and from whom. Make sure you have a copy of their list. As a gracious and thankful bride, you’ll need to know the people you’re going to send thank-you cards to.
Lists help you keep track of even the littlest details concerning your special day. By keeping these lists handy, you’ll always be one step ahead of potential wedding blunders.
Alruis Destination Weddings is happy to help you with this task. Let us take care of the other aspects of your wedding while you busy yourself with your lists. Get in touch with us today for more information on our wedding planning services.