Wedding Checklist

I’ve decided to post the wedding checklist that we have used throughout the wedding preparation. I hope you will find this helpful as it have been to us.

Pre-Wedding Checklist:

Wedding Planning:

1. Attire Color Motif
2. Attire for Female Entourage
3. Attire for Male Entourage
4. Venues
     – Church
     – Reception
5. Photographer
6. Videographer
7. Florist
8. Make-up Artist for Bride, Groom, Parents, whole entourage, & others
9. Wedding Invitations
10. Wedding Souvenirs
11. Cake Designer
12. Invitation
13. RSVPs
14.  Souvenirs
15. Gifts
16. Principal sponsors
17. Entourage
18. Seating arrangement
Reception lay-out
19. Miscellaneous: Photobooth

Wedding Day Checklist:

Church Checklist

Mass Participants:
1. Priest
2. Commentator
3. Readers
– Reading 1st
– Responsorial Psalm
– Reading 2nd
– Prayers of the Faithful
4. Offertory and Offerors

For the church:

1. Fruits
2. During offertory
– Offertory Candles
 – Flowers
– Unblessed Host
– Wine
– Cruets (wine and water)
– Ciborium (host)
3. Ceremony Materials
– Secondary sponsors
– Unity Candles
– Matches or lighters
– Cord
– Veil
– Arrhae (13 pieces of coins)
– Bride’s Bible
– Rings (with fakes if necessary)
– Pillows (2)
– Misalettes and/or ceremony program
– Garter (worn on the right leg of bride)
4. Flowers for:
 – Bride
– Maid of Honor
– Bridesmaids
– Junior Bridesmaids
– Flower girls
– Secondary sponsors
– Principal sponsors
– Mother of the bride
– Mother of the groom
– Bride’s throw away
– Boutonnieres for suits

5. Recessional Effects
– Bubbles
– Confetti
– Party Poppers
– Petals
– Rice grains
– Doves
– Others: balloons
6. Songs for:
 – Wedding Processional march
 – Entourage
– Bride
– Vows
– Offertory
– Lord’s Prayer
– Communion
– Picture taking
– Recessional
– Others
– Wedding Recessional March

Reception Checklist

1. Place cards
2. Drinks
  – Wines
  – Champagne
  – Liquor
3. Reception Songs
4. Entrance of newlyweds
5. Dinner
6. Bouquet activity
7. Garter activity
8. Married couples activity
9. Cutting of cake
10. First dance
11. Entrance for the reception
12.  Procedure for pictures with guests
13. Reception programme
14. Emcee(s)
15. Opening prayer and blessing of the food
16. Acknowledgment of principal sponsors
17. Table hopping
18. AVP if any
19. Bouquet toss or other activity
20. Garter toss or other activity
21. Married couples activity
22. Releasing of Doves
23. Speeches
 – Bestman’s toast (prepare copy)
 – Wishes from the Maid of Honor (prepare copy)
 – Parents of the newlyweds
 – Couple (thank you, honoring, etc.)
 – Others
24. Cutting of cake
25. Serve Cake
26. Favors

Reception Materials:

1. Programme card
2. Materials for bouquet toss and garter game
3. Registration table specially for arranged seating
4. Guest book or cards
5. Crew meals

Persons in charge:
1. Registration table
2. Gift registration
3. Distribution of gifts
4. Payment to suppliers
5. Make-up Artist
6. Dress Designer
7. Photographer
8. Videographer
9. Transportation
10. Hotel or caterer
11. Musicians
12. Sound equipment
13. Cake maker
14. Florist
o Entourage
o Church
o Reception
15. Wedding Planners

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