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Printable Wedding Checklist

Budget Checklist

  Budget Est.cost   Budget Est.cost  
Stationery    $________    ________ Wedding Parties $________  ________
Invitations      ________ Bridal Luncheon      ________
Announcements      ________ Rehearsal Dinner      ________
Thank you Notes      ________ Out-of-town Guests      ________
Reply Cards    ________      
At-home Card      ________ Fees $________  ________
Monogrammed Napkins    ________ Church/Synagogue    ________
Matches      ________ Officiant    ________
      Assistants
(cantors, altar boys)  
   ________
Photography    $________    ________      
Formal Portraits
   ________ Gifts $________  ________
Engagement
   ________ Maid of Honor      ________
Wedding
   ________ Best Man      ________
Wedding Album      ________ Bridesmaids      ________
Parent’s Album      ________ Groomsmen      ________
Extra Prints      ________ Other      ________
           
Videography    $________    ________ Flowers $________  ________
      At Ceremony      ________
Reception    $________    ________ Bridal Bouquet    ________
Food      ________ Attendants’     ________
Beverage    ________ (male, female)    
Wedding Cake     Mothers’ Corsages    ________
Groom’s Cake    ________ Reception      ________
Gratuities and Taxes    ________      
Valet Parking      ________ Miscellaneous $________  ________
Officer    ________ Bird Seed Bags    ________
      Hotel Accommodations    ________
Music    $________    ________ (for out-of-town guests)     
Wedding    ________      
Reception    ________ Honeymoon $________  ________
Soloist    ________ Transportation      ________
      Accommodations    ________
Bridal Attire    $________    ________ Daily Allowance    ________
Dress      ________      
Headpiece and Veil      ________ Wedding Consultant  $________  ________
Undergarments      ________      
Jewelry Shoes      ________ Transportation  $________  ________
Trousseau Garter      ________ Limousines    ________
Preservation-Gown      ________ Carriage, etc    ________
Hair Stylist    ________ Parking    ________
Nails      ________      
           
           
           
      Total Budget $________  ________
      Total Est. Cost $________  ________
           
     
    Typical Breakdown of Wedding Expenses
    Reception Costs 30%  
    Clothes and Gifts 30%  
    Ceremony Costs 11%  
    Photography 11%    
    Invitations & Stationery 6%  
    Miscellaneous 12%  

Important Numbers
  Contact Person Phone Address
Wedding Consultant  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Clergyman/Church  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Bridal Gown Retailer  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Formalwear Retailer  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Florist  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Baker  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Caterer  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Reception Site  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Photographer  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Videographer  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Reception Musician  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Ceremony Musician  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Invitation Printer  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Limousine/Carriage Renter  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Bridal Registry Consultant  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Travel Agent ______________________ ______________________ ______________________
Other  ______________________ ______________________ ______________________

Bridal Registry
FINE CHINA    FINE CRYSTAL    FLATWARE   
Manufacturer  _____  Manufacturer  _____  Manufacturer  _____ 
Pattern  _____  Pattern  _____  Pattern  _____ 
Service for  _____  Service for  _____  Service for  _____ 
  Qty. Rec.    Qty. Rec.    Qty. Rec. 
Dinner Plate _____  Water Goblet  _____  Dinner Knife  _____ 
Salad Plate  _____  White Wine  _____  Steak Knife  _____ 
Bread & Butter Plate  _____  Red Wine  _____  Butter Knife  _____ 
Cup/Saucer  _____  Champagne Flute  _____  Dinner Fork  _____ 
Soup/Cereal Bowl  _____  Champagne Saucer  _____  Salad Fork  _____ 
Fruit Bowl  _____  Cordial  _____  Soup Spoon  _____ 
Platter(small)  _____  Highball  _____  Teaspoon  _____ 
Platter(large)  _____  Old Fashioned  _____  Demitasse Spoon  _____ 
Sugar/Creamer  _____  Brandy  _____  Serving Fork  _____ 
Coffee/Teapot  _____  Sherry  _____  Gravy Ladle  _____ 
Gravy Boat  _____  Juice  _____  Cake Knife  _____ 
Salt & Pepper Shakers  _____  Iced Beverage  _____  Pastry Server  _____ 
Vegetable(open)  _____  Pilsner  _____  Carving Set  _____ 
Vegetable(covered)  _____  Other:  _____  Salad Tongs  _____ 
Mug  _____      Other:  _____ 
Other:  _____         

Wedding Checklist

Three to Twelve Months Before Wedding 

  • Determine budget with parents 
  • Type of wedding (very formal, formal, semi-formal) 
  • Date, time and place for ceremony 
  • Visit officiating clergy for consultation 
  • Choose bridal consultant if desired 
  • Type of reception 
  • Reserve facility for reception 
  • Wedding dress 
  • Bridal attendants 
  • Attendants’ dresses and mothers’ gowns 
  • Guest list 
  • Wedding invitations and announcements 
  • Thank you and personal stationery 
  • Choose photographer and videographer 
  • Registry for gifts - china, silver, crystal patterns 
  • Buy a wedding album, gift and guest record file 
  • Find a new home and plan furnishings 
  • Start your make-up lessons, skin care, hairstyling program 
  • Start workout program with personal trainer 
  • Ceremony and reception music 
  • Order flowers 
  • Make appointment for pre-marital examination 
  • Consult caterer 
  • Discuss honeymoon with groom 

Two Months Before Wedding 

  • Check state requirements for marriage license 
  • Order wedding and groom cake 
  • Address invitations 
  • Arrange for display of gifts 
  • Wedding gown fittings 
  • Attendants’ gown fittings 
  • Shop for trousseau 
  • Coordinate mens’ formalwear attire 
  • Select attendants’ and grooms’ gifts

One Month Before Wedding

  • Mail invitations 
  • Set appointment to have make-up and hairstyling for portrait 
  • Check groom on wedding ring(s) 
  • Final fitting of wedding dress and all gowns
  • Have wedding portrait taken 
  • Send portrait to newspapers 
  • Complete arrangements for reception 
  • Arrange transportation and accommodations for out-of-town guests 
  • Arrange for moving (if necessary) 
  • Arrange for party rental equipment 
  • Arrange transportation to ceremony and reception 
  • Arrange for your joint or new checking accounts 
  • Have all charge accounts changed 
  • Acknowledge each gift as it arrives 
  • Arrange for insurance on wedding gifts 
  • Arrange for yoga class to help with stress from the above 

Two Weeks to One Day Before Wedding Day 

  • Arrange final seating for the reception 
  • Check all gowns and accessories 
  • Complete trousseau 
  • Arrange going away clothes 
  • Arrange for rehearsal 
  • Give caterer final estimate of attendance at reception 
  • Discuss specific shots with photographer 
  • Finish addressing announcements 
  • Present gifts at and attend bridesmaids’ luncheon 
  • Arrange any last minute transportation 
  • Put all wedding clothes in one place 
  • Arrange wedding day time schedule 
  • Get lots of beauty rest 

Wedding Day 

  • Relax - Have a leisurely breakfast 
  • Take time to bathe and dress leisurely 
  • Make-up by an artist, manicure, hair styled 
  • Leave all details to those responsible 
  • This is your day - Enjoy!

Groom’s Checklist
THREE TO TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Buy engagement ring
  • Choose best man and ushers (one usher per 40 guests)
  • Furnish family guest list to fiancée
  • Order bride’s flowers
  • Order mother’s flowers
  • Plan correct formal attire with fiancée and groomsmen

TWO MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Select your wardrobe for honeymoon
  • Select wedding rings with fiancée
  • Choose gifts for ushers and best man
  • Plan honeymoon with fiancée
  • Select bride’s gift


ONE MONTH BEFORE WEDDING

  • Arrange all needed insurance
  • Arrange lodging and transportation for out-of-town guests
  • Have medical examination and blood test


TWO WEEKS TO ONE DAY BEFORE WEDDING DAY

  • Get marriage license
  • Arrange for clergyman’s fee
  • Plan bachelor dinner or party with best man
  • Best Man’s Checklist
  • Take charge of ushers
  • Be responsible for wedding rings
  • Be responsible for clergyman’s fee
  • Be responsible for license
  • Check on all travel arrangements for honeymoon
  • Prepare to toast bride and groom

Best Man s Checklist

  • Take charge of ushers
  • Be responsible for wedding rings
  • Be responsible for clergyman’s fee
  • Be responsible for license
  • Check on all travel arrangements for honeymoon
  • Prepare to toast bride and groom

    




 
     
 
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