The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

You’re engaged, congrats! Wedding planning can be exciting but also overwhelming and you may be wondering where to start. With so many details to consider some items may get overlooked. No need to stress, Lake Erie Building Events has compiled a list together for the ultimate wedding planning checklist.

Before The Wedding

  1. Start a wedding binder
    One of the best first steps you can take in your wedding planning is to begin collecting inspiration for your wedding day.
  2. Determine your budget
    Set a realistic budget and research with your partner tips to stay within that affordable budget. Check out our blog post on Ways to Keep Your Wedding Cost Down!
  3. Create a guest list
    Begin to draft a list of everyone that both you and your partner would like to join you on your wedding day and collect addresses.
  4. Select your wedding party
    Decide who will stand by your side on your special day.
  5. Hire a wedding planner
    While wedding planning can be overwhelming you don’t have to handle all the decisions alone. Hiring a wedding planner can be a great way to relieve some stress and leave the smaller details to someone else. Read our blog on Hiring a Wedding Planner!
  6. Book your venue
    At Lake Erie Building Events, were thrilled at the prospect of being a part of your wedding day, both as your venue and your partner in creating unforgettable memories.Contact us today to begin planning, and explore our Events Rental page to discover all the possibilities our venue holds for your wedding celebration.

Within 12 Months of The Wedding

  1. Secure your vendors
    Book your photographer, videographer, caterer, band, and more!
  2. Choose your wedding dress
    Prepare for your shopping adventure! Take the time to discover styles, trends, and inspiration before hitting the stores. This research will help you clarify your vision and make your shopping experience more focused and enjoyable.
  3. Set up your gift registries
    Establish registries at your favorite stores.
  4. Schedule hair and makeup trials
    Book trials with different makeup artists and hair stylists to see which styles you like best for your wedding day.
  5. Design your seating chart
    Plan the seating arrangements for your reception to ensure your guests are comfortably accommodated.

1 Month Before Your Wedding

  1. Apply for a marriage license
    Check your state’s requirements and apply for a marriage license.
  2. Confirm RSVP list
    Confirm with anyone who has not responded about your wedding day.
  3. Finalize payments
    Ensure all your vendors have been paid and are ready for the big day.
  4. Pack for the honeymoon
    Prepare your travel essentials and necessary documents for your trip.

Planning your wedding is a journey, and with this checklist, you’ll be well on your way to an organized, stress-free wedding day. At Lake Erie Building Events, we’re here to assist you on this path and ensure your wedding is everything you have dreamed of. Contact us today for more information about our beautiful wedding venue!