Create a simple wedding planning checklist PDF and kick-start your vows journey with our online tool
This is huge news! You’re engaged! We are so excited for you. And hopefully, you’re enjoying every moment of your engagement. Be sure to savor this moment before all the madness of wedding planning really begins. The whole experience of putting together an event as momentous as a wedding can be a real rush, but also quite overwhelming. Which is why having a wedding planning checklist PDF ready to print out, or store, can help couples feel grounded. And stop any sense of anxiety when they think about the following months ahead.
By having a clear, and simple wedding planning checklist PDF, it’s so much easier to work out what you need to do right now. What are the jobs you should tick off this month, before you think about the next. By taking each task, each month, as it comes, you make the entire planning process so much more manageable. Bite-size, if you will.
Our free wedding planning checklist tool allows you to easily make your list online, and then export it as a printable PDF. This tool is one of our many free professional planning services, and you’ll find it within your very own wedding project! Set yours up today to discover what else you can do!
To help you fill your checklist, we’ve put together a comprehensive timeline below that takes you from where you are today, popping champagne and practicing your walk down the aisle. Right through to the day of your celebration.
How Many Months Does the Wedding Planning Checklist Cover?
The typical engagement/wedding planning period is between 12 and 16 months. And 12 months is seen as the optimal length of time to plan a wedding. Which is one of the main reasons why our wedding planning checklist PDF is a year long.
We also chose a 12-month timeline because it’s an easy-to-understand length of time, especially if your wedding is not a year away. For those of you tying the knot in 6 months time, we do have a special 6 months wedding planning checklist here (link). But if you’re getting hitched in say 14 months, or 4 months even, it’s good to follow a year-long timeline as it’s easier to understand where you should condense things down, or spread tasks out. Depending on when you’re tying the knot.
What’s the Best Way to Start Wedding Planning?
Unless you’re really up against it, time-wise, the best way to start wedding planning is by not planning a wedding. Too many couples get engaged, pop some champagne, have their moment, and before the cork has even hit the ground, they’re deep into wedding planning. Enjoy your engagement.
It can be tempting, depending on your personality, to rush straight into planning the dream wedding. Without even taking a second to appreciate how wonderful being engaged is. This moment, this period of time, is about so much more than just an ‘I’m engaged’ selfie on Instagram.
Engagements are about sharing excitement with your partner. Holding on to your own little secret for as long as possible, and then reveling in sharing it with others. It’s a magical time, and hopefully will only come around the once.
Once you’re ready to start really thinking about your nuptials, start using a wedding planning checklist PDF maker such as ours. Because honestly, it’s a really great place to start. Jotting down rough dates and future tasks will give you a framework to work with, and help things stay on track. We’d also recommend taking a look at our other free wedding planning tools. A suite of professional apps and services that’ll streamline nearly all the major wedding planning tasks you’ll need to perform. You’ll find them all within your very own free wedding planning project.
From building a beautiful wedding website, to creating a guest list and seating plan, right through to budgeting and finding vendors in your area – we’ve got it all! And you can use everything for free, with no catches or caveats.
The Benefits of a Free Printable Wedding Planning Checklist PDF
Every couple is different when it comes to planning a wedding. Some like to keep things strictly digital. Choosing to find inspiration via Pinterest, have their guest list hosted online, and forgo physical wedding invitations altogether. Whereas others love to surround their real world with charts, lists, and pictures of things that inspire. Often creating a little wedding planning world in the corner of their living room, and office, and bedroom…
Whichever camp you fall into, our free printable wedding planning checklist PDF maker will be limitlessly useful to you. Print out your list, and you’ll have a tickable timeline that’ll look great on your wedding wall. Or, if you prefer to plan your wedding digitally, our PDF maker will work seamlessly alongside our other free wedding planning tools, and can be used collaboratively online.
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We offer an international wedding planner service, open to all. Soon we hope to make our software available in all languages, so far, we have created versions for these languages: