Wedding Checklist

If you are reading this, I am probably chained down to my bride responsibilities since I am married woman at the end of this week!

For those looking for wedding budget help, I’ve previously blogged about that here.  What this post is about is my checklist of what vendors, items, expenses, etc. that goes into a wedding.  If you are trying to plan a wedding, I will do my best to give you a complete list of things you may want for your Big Day!

  • Bridal Dress
  • Bridal Shoes
  • Bridal Accessories*
  • Groom’s Tuxedo
  • Groom’s Accessories
  • Hair Stylist
  • Makeup Stylist
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • DJ/Band/Ensemble/Soloist/Sound System + MP3s of your Big Day’s music
  • Groomsmen’s Boutonnieres*
  • Bridesmaids’ Corsages*/Bouquets
  • Bride’s bouquet*
  • Floral Arrangements/Petals (Ceremony/Cocktail Hour/Reception)
  • Non-Floral Decor (Ceremony/Cocktail Hour/Reception)*
  • Linens
  • Gifts for Bridesmaids/Groomsmen/Parents (can be floral arrangements used at the wedding)
  • Tip for Vendors
  • Guest Favors*
  • Ceremony Programs
  • Engagements Announcements
  • Save the Dates*
  • Invitations and Reply Cards*
  • Thank You Cards*
  • Mail Postage
  • Guest Book + Pen (and possible backup pens)
  • Seating Chart*/Name Cards
  • Wedding Bands
  • Engagement Photoshoot*
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Wedding Videographer
  • Wedding Photos (prints, albums, etc).
  • Wedding Planner
  • Ceremony Officiant
  • Bar
  • Food
  • Wedding Cake/Dessert
  • Ceremony Location
  • Cocktail Location
  • Reception Location
  • Hotel
  • Limo Rental/Transportation
  • Rehearsal Dinner

The bold indicates the vendors/things I have invested in for my wedding.  An *asterisk indicates things that have been DIY’ed.  If you’re looking to budget your wedding with an already existing list with the items I’ve listed in this post, is an extremely helpful website in which I have used to help make this list!


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