(Closed) Things to do: What should be on my list?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Okay here is my list:










  • CAKE




I hope that’s what you want. I’m having a simple wedding nothing elaborate. Im using a list from cosmobride Australia. 1/2 I dont need.

Post # 4
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  I was thinking the same thing! With my DIY wedding we need to think of more that just booking the venue…we need to know if there are napkins ans table cloths etc. So here are a few things I’ve been adding to my list.

-Ceremony programs

-ring pillow

-ceremony decor elements

-reception table layout

-name cards

-knife for cake cutting

-cake stand

-containers to take leftovers home/honeymoon

-who keeps the flowers?

-dancefloor to dj/speech area

Ok, those are a few I can think off the top of my head! 🙂

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Something that is on my list is the program for our reception. Planning what will happen that night will be pretty important for us as we have a fairly large reception. 

Good luck! 

Post # 7
2491 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Things I totally forgot about until the last minute:

-undergarments for dress

-bridesmaid gifts/parent gifts/groomsmen gifts

-flowers that are not centrepieces (for random decor)

-transportation (still haven’t dealt with that one)

-second pair of flat shoes for when my back hurts

-variety of invitation stuff

-how to display escort cards/table seating chart/etc

Post # 8
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did forget a bit too.


bridesmaid gifts


cake stand (I did forget that one)

Menus – I’m diy ing them



ring shopping

Something old, new, borrowed, blue

Post # 9
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used the Cosmo bride checklist as a start point as well and found it really helpful. 

A few extras on my ever expanding list:

Dress & alterations

Grooms suit, shirt, tie, shoes etc. & groomsmen hire if necessary

Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, shoes etc.

Presents for parents & bridal party

Playlist or list of Must Play songs for the DJ/MC + first dance and Father Daughter dance songs

Table numbers, menu cards, escort/place cards

Write Vows / speech

Wishing Well / Cards Box


Old, new, borrowed, blue

Pre-wedding pampering: teeth whitening, spray tan, hair treatments, wax, nails etc.

Ask parents etc to write a speech

Dance practice (first dance and F/D dance)

Veil/hair accessory, underwear, cold weather cardi

Backup Flat shoes

Seating chart (& seating plan! Have fun with that!)

Possible after party ideas or next day brekkie ideas

Set up wedding website – I highly recommend this for your save the dates

Post # 10
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh and one more: guest book ideas & alternatives

Post # 11
7644 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I printed my checklist off the Knot after I added my own stuff to it. I continue to add and remove things. I know opinions vary, but the Knot has helped me get such a realistic timeline and list of things I have yet to do. If you want to get REALLY organized, I am going to suggest this:


These templates have been a God-sent to my wedding planning. It sometimes means more work but I can go back and see exactly what I am doing for each vendor.


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