Hey lovebirds! So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and tie the knot. Congrats! Now, let the whirlwind of wedding planning begin. Don’t fret—I’ve got your back with the ultimate wedding checklist. Grab a cup of coffee (or wine, no judgment), sit back, and let’s get this party started.

1. Set a Date and Budget

First things first, pick a date that works for you and your VIPs. Once you’ve got that nailed down, it’s budget time. Figure out how much you’re willing to splurge on this shindig. Be realistic and remember, it’s possible to have an amazing wedding without breaking the bank.

2. Find Your Dream Team

Time to assemble your squad. Choose your wedding party wisely—they’ll be your support system throughout this adventure. And don’t forget to lock in a killer wedding planner if that’s your jam.

3. Hunt Down the Perfect Venue

Scout out venues like you’re on a treasure hunt. Whether it’s a beach, barn, or ballroom, find a spot that speaks to your vibe. And hey, book it early because the good ones go fast!

4. Dress to Impress

The dress. Need I say more? Start the hunt for that gown that’ll make you feel like a million bucks. Pro tip: try not to ugly cry when you find “the one.”

5. Invitations and Save-the-Dates

Spread the word, folks! Get those save-the-dates and invitations out in the world. Bonus points if you DIY—it adds a personal touch.

6. Catering and Cake Tasting

Now, the fun part—food! Schedule some tastings, and don’t be shy about getting that cake just the way you like it. Cake is serious business.

7. Get Click Happy with a Photographer

Find a photographer who gets your vibe. Someone who can capture those Instagram-worthy moments (and let’s be real, every moment is Insta-worthy).

8. Say Yes to the Registry

Make it rain gifts! Create a killer registry so your guests know exactly what to get you. Hello, new blender!

9. Plan the Party Playlist

DJ or band? Spotify playlist or live saxophonist? Figure out the tunes that’ll have Grandma tapping her foot and your college buddies breaking it down.

10. Book Hair and Makeup Pros

Look your absolute best with the dream team of hairstylists and makeup artists. Glam squad assemble!

11. Plan Your Escape (Honeymoon, Baby!)

Don’t forget the cherry on top—the honeymoon. Plan a trip that’ll make your Instagram followers green with envy.

12. The Final Countdown

The weeks leading up to the big day will be a whirlwind. Confirm all your vendors, triple-check the details, and most importantly, take a moment to breathe.

There you have it—the ultimate wedding checklist for a stress-free journey to ‘I do.’ Remember, it’s about the love between you and your partner, not just the color of the napkins. Happy planning, lovebirds! 💍✨