Don't Get Overwhelmed, Stay Organized!
With so many little details to tend to, planning a wedding can make even the most organized bride, a little crazy! For most couples, the easiest way to stay organized is to have a wedding checklist. Most checklists will assume your engagement period is roughly 12 months long and will give you an idea of what needs to be done and when.
Many wedding planning books and magazines offer wedding checklists and most are very useful. However, perhaps the simplest way to create and manage your list is to use an automated checklist tool online. Simply enter your wedding date and it will generate a timeline of tasks for you, making it a breeze to schedule yourself and stay on track. Hopefully, it also allows you to feel less overwhelmed!
No one's wedding will follow these checklists exactly as everyone is different, but they are meant to act as a guide. Most of the checklists will begin the same way - there are four essential things to do once you are engaged and ready to start planning: Set up a budget, choose a date, find a venue, and determine your guest list. These foundation items are so important as they will shape the rest of your wedding details.
It's best to get the big stuff out of the way in the beginning as there are many last minute details just before you say I Do that you don't want to miss!