If you are just getting started on your wedding planning or finding yourself stressed out about what must be done next, creating a wedding planning timeline can put you at ease. A little work upfront can go a long way for your wedding planning sanity. A timeline is a detailed list of all tasks that must be completed during the planning of your perfect wedding day. Whether you are writing it all on a piece of paper or typing everything out, here are 3 basic steps to creating an effective wedding planning timeline:
1. List out all the planning tasks to be completed within a given time period (e.g., 12 – 18 months, 9 – 11 months) and place them in the order of priority. Set a wedding date, create a guest list, establish a budget, determine wedding style and theme, book ceremony and reception space, etc. 2. Include who is responsible for completing each task. If you have helpers, clearly list your wishes and do not assume everyone will know what to do to create your perfect wedding vision. 3. To help keep the planning on track, add due dates for tasks to be done. Never assume you have a lot of time and put things off to the end. Once your timeline is set, be sure to share it with anyone helping you with the planning so that everyone is kept informed and on the same page with the details. A wedding timeline can truly help you have an effortless planning experience so you can enjoy finding your perfect wedding dress, attending bridal events and planning your honeymoon. Need help? Consult a professional wedding planner to help create and track a custom timeline so you can have peace of mind that you are not forgetting something important.