When I was preparing to get married, the wedding checklist that came with the planner wasn’t enough, and scrambled to find another one elsewhere. This had saved me some much needed time, and also saved me to prevent from forgetting a few things that I may have forgotten until it was too late. I would have remembered them, but time would have been very tight as the wedding approached.
A good organized wedding checklist not only lists everything that you have to do, or at least that you might want to include, but it also gives you a good enough time frame. Some wait until it is much too late to order their bridesmaid dresses. A good wedding checklist will advise you to do it early enough for the order to come in, and to give you plenty of time for required alterations. It might tell you to do this six months before the actual wedding, where as many might wait until three months before and end up with a lot of problems. You should somewhat conclude that something will go awry, so giving yourself time is much better than cutting it close.
You might also want to see that a good wedding checklist advises you to do things that you never thought to do previously. Did you remember to speak with your DJ or live band about the selection of music? Did you organize what people will do between the ceremony and reception? Do you know where everyone should stay as far as hotels? Do you have gift bags for your guests that are from out of town? Did you give your wedding photographer a list of wanted poses? A sufficient wedding checklist would have all the important details, and a lot more. You can always find a few and do a comparison to which ever way you like.
You may think that you are having a simple wedding, and that you might not need a wedding checklist. That simply isn’t true. You should find one anyway. You can whittle it down to the things you need by going through the list and marking off the things you don’t want to do or don’t have to worry about. Not only will a good wedding checklist help you remember everything, it will also offer you some peace of mind. That voice at the back of your head that keeps reminding you something was forgotten will have quieted down. There’s nothing that compares to a relaxed bride and groom on their wedding celebration.