line artUse This Handy Wedding Checklist to Make Your Life Easier

Planning a wedding is certainly exciting, but it can be stressful as well. There are so many things to consider, and so many things to do. It can all be pretty overwhelming, and that is why it is so important to create a checklist that will help you get everything done before the big day arrives.

Set the date – your boyfriend has finally popped the question, and you have happily said yes. Now you just need to know when those “I Do’s” will take place. Until you set a date for the wedding, you will have trouble putting the rest of the ceremony together.

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Create a guest list – be sure to discuss your guest list with your fiancé. After all, your spouse to be may be picturing an intimate get together, while you are thinking about renting the biggest country club in town.

Contact the wedding officiant – you may already know which church official will be performing the ceremony. If not, you will need to give plenty of thought to the decision. Starting the search early can reduce your stress level and let you get on to the rest of your planning.

Send out the invitations – your guests need to know when to show up – and where. Sending the invitations out as early as possible will make the rest of your wedding planning activities a lot easier. Until you get your RSVPs, it will be difficult to know how much food to order, or even what size wedding cake you will need.

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Order the wedding cake – speaking of cake, you will need to order the one for your wedding plenty early. Not all bakers are up to creating the centerpiece of your reception, so you will need time to find a confectioner who can. Chances are that master bakers will be very busy, so you will need to give them plenty of time to create the perfect dessert.

Create the seating chart – you may not realize it, but seating your wedding guests can be one of the most stressful parts of the entire wedding planning process. This can be especially tricky if the relatives on both sides do not get along all that well. Even if everyone in the family loves one another, you might not want to put your future mother-in-law in the back of the hall.

Shop for your rings – you already have the engagement ring, but you and your future husband need to shop for matching bands. This part of wedding planning can be lots of fun, but it can take some time to find rings perfect enough to symbolize your love and devotion to one another.

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Find the perfect dress – whether you have been fantasizing about your dream wedding since you were a little girl or just started thinking about it after the proposal, you will want to look your best. Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be difficult, so you will want to leave plenty of time to hit the bridal boutiques and local specialty stores.

Choose your bridesmaids and groomsmen – the wedding party is a vital part of the ceremony, and you will want to give plenty of thought to your choice of bridesmaids and groomsmen. You will obviously want to discuss the decision with your future spouse, so start the dialogue early.

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