Everyone knows wedding planning is a big undertaking and a wee bit stressful. Couples typically take 9-12 months to plan their wedding, with some clocking 250 hours of planning. That’s a lot of hours!
With so many tasks to take care of and decision to make, it’s no wonder why so many brides feel overwhelmed during the planning process. But as you might have or will soon discover, using a wedding planning checklist is a great way to keep you on track.
I absolutely love lists. I use them daily to help me figure out what I need to get done for the day, the week, and even the month. Big goals just seem so much more doable when broken down into bite size chunks.
And ladies, this is wedding planning 101. You simply must get yourself a checklist to keep track of all the things you need to take care of before the big day!
How Much Time Do I Need to Plan a Wedding?
There’s no magic number when it comes to how long your engagement should be before getting married. We’ve seen beautiful weddings that were pulled together in 5 months, and others that were 3 years in the making.
Generally speaking, a year long engagement is pretty ideal to give you enough time to lock in your dream venue and suppliers. For your reference, we’ve got a great 12 month wedding planning timeline to give you an idea of what you’re look to accomplish each month.
Do you know when you want to get married? If not, a good place to start is asking yourself what your wedding vision is. Is there a particular season that you both just love or is significant to you?
Once you have an idea of when you want to get married, you can start looking for venues and lock in that date!
Create Your Own Custom Wedding Planning Checklist
If you’re looking for a custom wedding planning checklist, you’re in luck. WEDSITES will automatically create a checklist with deadlines for you to complete each task based on the amount of time you have to plan your wedding!
Once you’ve locked in a date, you can enter the ceremony details in your account and the platform will automatically create a custom wedding planning checklist for you.
While the checklist will auto populate most of the tasks for you, you can always go into the system to add your own tasks as well.
This is particularly useful if you have to schedule appointments, finalise DIY projects, go pick up a couple things from the shops, or for any other personal tasks.
To create your own custom wedding planning checklist, you can sign up for a free account on wedsites.com where you’ll be able to use the task management system and a whole suite of other wedding planning tools.