I could see a calm enter Jill\'s eyes. The completed checklist revealed to her that she was a lot further along than she had originally thought. I printed out the party planning checklist for her (yes, I always have a portable printer with me too), got confirmation from her that she would continue using the checklist for the remainder of her planning, and sent her home knowing she\'d be fine. This example illustrates the importance of a party planning checklist. Not only does it keep you organized by telling you what you\'ve completed and what you still have to accomplish, but it also give the host piece of mind.
Officiant _ Choose the individual to perform ceremony and acquire all legal documents. Rehearsal _ Invitations, venue, favors, gifts, speeches, and readings will take some coordination. Rings _ Purchase, re_size and engrave. Makeover _ Hairstyle, cut, color, manicure, and pedicure. Music _ Wedding reception songs, wedding songs first dance, DJ, etc. And, much, much more. A project this big is going to have so many things going on that you\'ll quickly get blown off course if you\'re not able to stay on top of everything. The earlier phases are certainly not as demanding, but as time progresses, inertia and the clock will begin to work against you if you don\'t have everything under control. So, now is the time to set up the framework that will help you manage the insanity. The most important consideration here is to GET organized and to STAY organized and by developing a well thought out wedding checklist timeline, you\'ll be well on your way to a satisfying and highly successful outcome.