There really aren't many things in life that rival the excitement of getting engaged, but once all the initial butterflies wear off, reality sets in — and the realization of how much work you have ahead hits like a brick wall. Without proper wedding checklists, planning out your perfect day can be a total recipe for a huge meltdown — especially if you're a type A personality.
Girl, it's time to break out that printer and print off some checklists. They're going to help you get organized and make sure everything is in order so you can sleep soundly at night.
We've gathered more than two dozen of the best workbooks, checklists and wedding guides out there. Download them, print them or just pin 'em to your Pinterest board.
Of course, we’ve started our list off with a bang. Who is Martha Stewart if not the Goddess of Gorgeous Weddings? Martha’s downloadable wedding workbook is free and free-king amazing when it comes to attention to detail.
If thinking of the next year of your engaged life causes a mini panic attack, head on over to Etsy to purchase and download this best-selling printable PDF for just a few dollars. The 17-page, hand-designed wedding checklist might just become your new Wedding Bible. (Etsy, $3)
This free timeline printable will keep everything — and everyone — chugging along smoothly, especially as you get closer to your wedding date.
Inquiring brides need to know when to try on gowns, when to buy, when to alter and so much more.
For the ladies who find themselves already going over on their wedding budget, as always, there’s a checklist for that. Real Simple’s user-friendly wedding budgeting worksheet helps to track your ongoing spending, while factoring in vendor estimates.
Originally published January 2013. Updated July 2017.
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