Preparing and planning for a wedding ceremony and reception can be one of the most tedious exercise anyone can embark on, especially when you have to work and worry about your day to day routines. It takes proper time management skills, analytical skills, ability to make good judgements particularly when you have to make choices from a list of event service providers. You must also have a good negotiation and bargaining skills, communication skills and organisations skills. Whew!!!, sounds like a lot of work indeed.

Starting might be some worth difficult, or you might think you’ve got things figured out and then get stuck in the middle (isn’t that a line from MJ’s lyric?)

Anyway, here’s what you need to get started…you need a checklist. A wedding checklist guides you throughout your planning and final preparation cross checking, so you can be sure you are not forgetting any of the important stuff. A checklist is basically a list of items and services you’ll be needing in order to have a proper wedding ceremony, negligence of one or two of those items could affect the outcome of your event.

Here’s a sample checklist below, don’t forget to put yours on a scale of preference and according to priority so you can allocate your budget appropriately.

 

CEREMONY CHECKLIST

Wedding dress

Wedding suit – shirt, tie, boutennaire, waistcoat, belt, socks

Veil

Jewelry including hair piece, necklace, earrings, wristwatch and bracelets

Shoes for bride and groom

Reception dress

Perfume

Purse

Wedding ring

Lingerie

Bouquet

Traditional Attire and Jewelry like beads(for Nigerian traditional wedding)

Handfan

Bridesmaids dresses

Bridesmaids bouquets

Bridesmaids Jewelry including hair piece, necklace, earrings and bracelets

Groom and Groomsmen Boutennaires

Pageboy Suit, tie and shoe

Pageboy Pillow

Littlebrides dress, shoes and flower

Wedding Bands/Rings

Aso-ebi Uniform for your friends and relatives

Don’t forget printing jobs

Invitation card

Wedding program

 

RECEPTION CHECKLIST

DJ

MC

Photography

Videography

Food

Drinks

Small Chops

Cocktails

Cake

Decor

Hall/Venue

Rentals (Chairs, Canopies)

Car rentals

Make up

Hair

Hair Stylist

Ushers/Security

Photobooth/Backdrop

Souvenirs

Transportation

 

I hope this helps you in your planning. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any question. You can post your comments below or email privately on weddings@storypageevents.com