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 ton of bricks. Without proper wedding checklists, planning out your perfect day can be a 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 10 of the best checklists and wedding guides out there. Download them, print them or just pin ’em to your Pinterest board.
The ultimate wedding checklist
The Perfect Wedding Guide absolutely delivers on its promise: behold, the perfect wedding checklist that helps you plan the entire process. If you’re a bride tying the knot in six months, though, don’t worry; Aisle Perfect has a six-month checklist.
The wedding budget
Lemon Leaf Prints has a beautiful rose-gold checklist specifically for tracking your wedding budget, including estimated and actual spending costs, tackling every part of your planning process right down to the thank-you notes postage.
The wedding registry checklist
The wedding decor checklist
The “how to word your wedding program” checklist
If you’re not sure how to even begin writing your wedding program, let alone know all the elements it should include, let Invitations by Dawn help guide you.
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A version of this article was originally published in January 2013.