Wedding Planning: The 30-Day Checklist
Ian and I are about to enter into our 30-day Wedding Countdown! Wedding planning during a pandemic has been a bit of a rollercoaster, but overall, we are very grateful for the experience. With all of the ups and downs, the 30-day countdown somehow still seems a bit daunting. Likely because I am concerned that if I slip at all, it'll become increasingly more difficult to catch up...
Whenever something seems overwhelming, I like to make checklists. My 30-Day Wedding Checklist is by far the most extensive. Previous months have included anywhere from 5-15 action items, meanwhile, the final month is a bit more full.
How Am I Keeping Calm and Relaxed?
Self-Care - Self-care has been HUGE for me during this process. Sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time in the day, but I've noticed I'm much more productive if I take some time for myself too!
Plan and Schedule - Plan out as much as possible, but also remember to be flexible if things need to change because it happens! I schedule out time blocks for wedding tasks and make it fun when I can.
Communicate - I spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours per day communicating either with vendors or Ian about wedding plans. Staying in that constant communication has been a great way to stay on top of things.
My 30-Day Checklist
Rehearsal Dinner Booked + Invites Sent
Centerpieces + Tablescapes Done
Ceremony Programs Proofed and Printed
Dance Classes / Dance Learned
Finalize Key Contact + Vendor Contact Lists
Collect Vendor Insurance
Welcome Baskets + Favors Arranged
Day of Itinerary Finalized
Seating Chart Done
Song List Finalized
Photo / Shot List Finalized
Final Dress Fitting + Pick-Up
Pre-Wedding Haircut + Color
Schedule Day-Of Getting Ready Catering / Food
Rehearsal Dinner Menu Locked + RSVPs Collected
Day-Of Bag + Essentials Packed
Arrange Bridal Party Gifts
Send Vendors their Start Times + Start Location / Address