The time leading up to your wedding day is usually (and naturally) one of the most stressful times of your life. It is stressful in a good way but stressful nonetheless. Because there are so many items that have to be remembered in the midst of all the stress, it is a very good idea to create a wedding checklist so as not to forget or overlook anything. And these days, couples have an especially great advantage in that there are many websites which provide a wedding checklist for you.
Depending on your budget, there are even professional consultants who can help you plan your wedding and create your customized wedding checklist. But if you hire a wedding consultant, be prepared to pay a significant fee as these pros do not come cheap. One source reported a wedding consultant making $1,800 to $2,850 USD per wedding. Part of that consultant’s job is to make a list so you might save some money by doing your own wedding checklist.
Wedding Checklist: The Really Important Items
Of course everyone will have an opinion as to what is important and what is not on a wedding checklist but there are some major items that most agree are critical. These are items that are potential showstoppers if overlooked. One item that most do not think about but it is very critical is the wedding budget. If you and your spouse-to-be do not sit down and get a rough idea of what you can afford to spend then you risk running out of money before everything has been ordered and arranged. If you, as a bride (or groom), are fortunate enough to have your parents pay the bill, then it would be most thoughtful of you to sit down with them and try to budget the expenses. Your parents will greatly appreciate your doing that.
Once you have budget in place planning as your first item on your wedding checklist. You can then prioritize the other major items that you cannot forget. At the top of the list should be the bridal gown and the groom’s attire. Then next should be the attire for the members of the bridal party. And even before planning the attire of the wedding party should be just deciding who you want to be in your wedding party. Deciding the members of your wedding party is a topic itself because it can get very complicated. The attire portion of your checklist is a really important one because you are going to have to arrange things like fittings for rentals or if attire is being custom made.
Other really important items on your wedding checklist include the place of the wedding and reception. These need to be at the top of the list as well because you will probably have to reserve the venues in advance. This is where a venue like Bluff Mountain Inn can be a lifesaver.
Our professional wedding planners can assist you in making decisions about things like what food will be served, what type of ceremony you want to have, what the theme or decor of your reception will be. Bluff Mountain Inn is an all inclusive wedding and reception venue located in the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge region of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Destination weddings are our specialty. Our great clients come from all over the country and sometimes around the world to be married in the mountains and have their friends and family be able to join in on the festivities. Whether it’s a party of 2 or 20 or 200 we can accommodate and host a beautiful wedding and reception; a celebration of your new united family. But back to the checklist…
Conclusion: The Overlooked Items
Then there are the items that can be easily forgotten if left off of the wedding checklist. These are items such as the rings, the guest book, the invitations, the flowers (we can help you with that), the honeymoon reservations, the attire for the honeymoon, the thank you cards, a photographer, keepsakes for the guests, and music for the reception. The list can just go on and on. One advantage couples have today that was not available to their parents is the internet where you can find many sample checklists that can serve as great starting points in building their own customized list. Making a wedding checklist is very important and it is one item you must not overlook.
And might we suggest that you make Bluff Mountain Inn your all-inclusive wedding destination. Our team of wedding professionals are happy to work with you to make sure no detail is overlooked. You can plan your wedding via email or phone from hundreds of miles away and know that it will truly be one of the best days of your life.