A party planning checklist should consist of the type of party you plan on having, it\'s budget, the guest list, venue, decorations, food and beverages and the time and date of your party. Start by writing yourself a header. Something like, \'Luau party planning checklist\', will do just nicely. The reason it\'s a good idea to create a headline is it will make it more difficult to deviate from your parties theme if you keep reading it over and over. The next aspect of your checklist should definitely be your budget. Creating a budget and keeping track of all your spending is very important. Your budget will be the key reason for many of your up and coming party decisions. The checklist is a way of keeping everything in order so you don\'t overspend in one area and leave another area short.
Sure it\'s okay that you\'ll hire someone and pay him/her to tackle all the details and issues; but many couples have made this costly mistake of leaving all the work to the coordinator. Not that the coordinator cannot handle it or that he/she cannot be trusted; it\'s just that it\'s not reason enough to let someone handle everything. It is ideal that you and your wedding coordinator have each a copy of your wedding checklist where you can tally each month or every 2 weeks as things progress. Yes, it is tedious and it could bring stress once in a while, but you\'ve got to be always on top of the situation because it is your wedding. You need to have an understanding with your coordinator regarding the updates and tallying of details in order to ensure that every bit of detail, big or small, is being tackled and accomplished as needed.