Wedding Planning Checklist

When planning a wedding it could become very hectic and easy to forget small things. Here’s a guide for any bride to stay organized while planning her wedding.  Whether you are a year or few months away from your wedding day, this guide will help plan each step with confidence!

Start Wedding Planning: Stay organized while planning your dream wedding
  • Setting a budget is the most important first step before you begin planning
  • Browse through Pinterest for  wedding and bride maids dresses 
  • Start gathering ideas for wedding themes
  • Take note on things you definitely want to do and definitely do not want to do
  • Do you want a DJ or band? Communicate with your fiancé on which suits you guys best
  • Begin signing up for a registry and continue to add things you may want 
  • Decide on the season you want to have the wedding and choose a date


Guest List: Who is going to join you on your special day? Go through these few steps to determine who is invited
  • Bride & Groom create both of their guest list
  • Finalize the guest amount you can invite with staying within your budget
  • Create your save the dates accordingly to your theme
  • Start sending save the dates to guests
  • Make a list to keep track of your RSVPs

Bridal Party: Your bridal party will be there to help you leading up to your big day. Here are some ways to help your team through the process
  • Gather your best friends together and ask them if they would be your bridesmaids
  • Look through Pinterest for inspiration for colors and styles your want their dresses to be
  • Create a plan for who will be covers the costs for what 
  • Begin planning your bridal shower
  • Start thinking of thank you gifts for your bridal party 

Decor: Make your dream wedding complete with your creative decor and styling
  • Determine what type of decorations go together with the theme you have decided
  • Plan out your centerpieces, guest seating chart, ceremony seating, and chairs
  • Get creative and challenge yourself to some DIYs to stay within your budget
  • Plan to hire a professional to deliver and pick up your decorations 

Save our Wedding Planner Checklist that way you can stay organized and stay prepared until the day of your wedding!

Tessa Caruso
NJ Wedding Pros
740 River Rd. Suite 240
Fair Haven, NJ 07704