Wedding can be extremely stressful for everyone involved. There are so many details to remember and keep track of – from the flowers, dress, cake, to the reception. There are many different opportunities for something to go wrong if one does not think ahead. Certain items are considered an absolute must-have in a wedding plan, and a checklist is certainly one of them. Having a good wedding planner will surely reduce your stress level and potential errors that may occur on the night.

1. Guest List
Prepare your wedding guest list and avoid duplications.

2. Date and Venue
Set a date and book the venue ahead of time. Choose a venue that can accommodate your guest without being too crowded or too empty.

3. Theme
Select a theme and keep it homogeneous. Select invitation that matches your theme and send it out early. Select your decorations and lights, your cake, and your flower arrangement.
4. Gown
Start looking early, months before the wedding. Visit several designers and collect as many ideas as possible. You want to be very unique. Remember, you are the star of the event.

5. Wedding Rings
This is a fun task to do with your spouse that will symbolize your devotion to each other.

6. Photographer / Videographer
The wedding is a moment that you like to capture and make it last for eternity. Choose a professional for this occasion and make sure that they are moments of your wedding for years to come. Ask for previous photos and videos of weddings they have done.

7. Food and Beverage
Try to find a happy medium between what would please your guests and how much you want to spend. Sometimes the display is more interesting and appealing than the food. Check every single detail to avoid surprises.

8. The night’s entertainment
Decide on a band and/or DJ. It is not recommended to do it yourself with an iPod. There is more to wedding entertainment then just background music, the DJ or band will help keep the consistent during the event. Interview several entertainers before you lock yourself with just one. Always get a written signed contract.

 

9. Budget
Set a budget, shop the market, and revise your budget. Ask for detailed pricing, you will be surprised how much saving you can do while negotiating the prices of the details. Remember, the more savings you can do up to the wedding ceremony, the more you can spend on your honeymoon.
10. Honeymoon
After spending months of preparation for the big night, you deserve to take a break and enjoy. Your honeymoon must be considered: “the icing on the cake”. Do not compromise over here, look for the best. Live the real dream.