10 Printable Wedding Checklists for the Organized Bride

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.

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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.

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The ultimate wedding checklist

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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.

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The wedding budget

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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

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Before you head over to the registry department store of your choice, be sure to print off a wedding registry checklist. This one from PopSugar has it all, from dinnerware to tools.

The wedding decor checklist

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By now, you’ve settled on a theme and an aesthetic for your wedding, but what are all the items you need to pull it off? Junebug Weddings‘ checklist has it all listed on a stunning printable.

The “how to word your wedding program” checklist

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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.

The wedding music checklist

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We’ll be honest: There aren’t a whole lot of well-designed wedding music checklists out there. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important part of the day. Little Things Favors has a no-frills checklist of songs you should have during your wedding reception.

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The wedding emergency kit checklist

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Imagine it’s your wedding day, and something goes wrong. Instead of making your maid of honor make a quick trip to the nearest convenience store, have an emergency kit on hand. Premier Bridal Shows has exactly the checklist you need.

The wedding photos checklist

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Once you’ve booked a wedding photographer, ensure you get every shot you need to remember the day for years to come. Bridebook has a fantastic list of wedding photos to capture.

The maid of honor checklist

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What exactly does the maid of honor do? A lot! Wedding Forward has a handy maid of honor checklist detailing every essential duty.

The name-change checklist

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For those of you interested in changing your last name, we found a bonus checklist for you. Something Turquoise has a name-change checklist to help you take those post-wedding day next steps.