Post # 1
I know this comes up a lot but I definitely need help with it. The wedding is about a year away and I’m afraid I’m going to forget to get everything organised. I live in another country but the wedding is in my home country so I basically only have the few days I spend there on vacation every few months to get everything sorted.
So far, I’ve booked the venue (haven’t decided how to decorate it or how to arrange the tables, etc.), the photographer/videographer (haven’t given him a list of must-have photos), the flowers (haven’t actually decided on which kind I want), and the band (haven’t given them a list of songs). I’ve also bought my dress.
This is what I think I still need to do:
1. Decide on flowers and other centerpiece ideas and buy the material if I am to DIY anything.
2. Decide on table arrangement including table runners.
3. Give photographer list of must-have photos.
4. Decide on songs for the band to play.
5. Buy shoes.
6. Buy accessories.
7. Get suit for the groom.
8. Book hair and make-up.
9. Decide on invitations and send them out.
Can anybody think of stuff I’m forgetting?
Post # 3
Honestly, I would get yourself a 3 ring binder with dividers to organize all of your information and keep it in one place. Also, make (or find online/in wedding magazines) a grand timeline checklist of what to get done and when.
My highly organized Maid/Matron of Honor suggested these things to me (an artsy no-so-organized type) and even gave me her old wedding binder as an example and template. Soooo helpful! Now, I’m way less stressed and know I won’t forget something!
Best of luck! 🙂
Post # 4
@emtheartist: Thanks for the advice. I’ve looked at magazine timelines but they always seem to be too broad, whereas I’m worried about the small details I might forget (e.g. accessories).
Post # 5
I agree on the binder, I got myself an accordian folder thing to keep everything organized by decor, photography, venues, flowers, DJ, ect. That was the best decision I made! It has made things so much easier and organized.
I found this timeline that I have found pretty helpful as well..
Hope that helps and Best of luck planning 🙂
Post # 6
@Ginger87: Wow! Thanks! These checklists are great!