Post # 1
I’ve been trying to edit my wedding to-do list but every time I try and get one from the internet it seems to cover off the big things but I can’t help thinking it omits a lot of little things that I should be taking care of. Can anyone suggest things that they realised needed to be added to their wedding list to do?
Post # 3
Okay here is my list:
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
@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 decor elements
-reception table layout
-knife for cake cutting
-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 # 5
Adalita & Suikerbossie Thank you for your suggestions! It’s great to be able to compare lists, I didn’t even consider things like, ring pillows or cake stands! I’ve pretty much got all my big things set, now it’s filling in the gaps with other things I know I haven’t even considered yet!
Post # 6
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.
Post # 7
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
I did forget a bit too.
cake stand (I did forget that one)
Menus – I’m diy ing them
Something old, new, borrowed, blue
Post # 9
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
Oh and one more: guest book ideas & alternatives
Post # 11
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.