Wedding Planning Checklists and Timelines

If you didn't know this about us, the gals at Here Comes The Guide are unapologetically organized. We have to-do lists for our to-do lists. Office supplies are our jam. And we put together a mean checklist. To that end, here are some wedding planning timelines and checklists to help you tackle wedding planning in the most efficient way possible.


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Week Of Wedding Checklist: What To Do The Week Before Your Wedding!

Week Of Wedding Checklist: What To Do The Week Before Your Wedding!

The final countdown is on... It's the week before your wedding! No matter how big or small a celebration you’re having, there are certain things you won't want to forget in the days leading up to your I Dos. Here's a handy checklist to help you wrap up all the loose ends in advance—so you can kick back, relax, and soak in every moment of the big day.


Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue: COVID-19 Edition

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue: COVID-19 Edition

Here is a supplemental list of 40 more questions you may need to ask your venue when it comes to wedding planning during coronavirus. Paired with our main list, you can rest easy knowing you're doing all you can to cover your bases during this unprecedented time.


How To Create Your Wedding Timeline

How To Create Your Wedding Timeline

No matter what kind of wedding you're having, one thing is for certain: Timing is everything! Here are some questions that will help shape your wedding timeline, as well as a sample timeline to use as a guide as you begin putting together your own.


Why You Need a Wedding Day Emergency Kit + What To Include!

Why You Need a Wedding Day Emergency Kit + What To Include!

This small makeup bag filled with "just in case" items can fix most of those little wedding-day problems—and end up saving the day! Here's a list of 32 items we'd recommend a bride and bridesmaids have handy in an emergency kit for the wedding day, plus a pinnable packing checklist.


Wedding Checklist :: Printable To-do Timeline

Wedding Checklist :: Printable To-do Timeline

Has that "We're Engaged!" feeling begun to morph into "Now What?!" If so, rest assured that this is totally normal—and you've come to the right place. We're here to help with our comprehensive Wedding Planning Checklist, so all your to-dos are taken care of!


How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

How To Tip Your Wedding Vendors

You've itemized your wedding budget down to the last cent. But with all the numbers tallied up you might be forgetting a costly, but necessary, expense: Tips! We've put together the ultimate guide on tipping your wedding vendors—from who, to when, to how much?!


The Ultimate Elopement Checklist

The Ultimate Elopement Checklist

Although an elopement has fewer moving parts than a large wedding, there's still some advance planning you'll want to do. Why? Because despite the simpler process, there are plenty of important things you won't want to forget! To help get you straight to your happily-ever-after with as little stress as possible, we've put together this Elopement Checklist.


The Ultimate Wedding Budget Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Budget Checklist

Here it is: The Ultimate Wedding Budget Checklist with a full breakdown of potential wedding expenses. This comprehensive list includes the items most weddings entail, as well as the "typical" percentage of your budget you may want to reserve for each one. Yes, we're slightly Type-A.


90-Day Wedding Planning Checklist

90-Day Wedding Planning Checklist

You've heard of the hit TV show "90 Day Fiancé", but what happens when that time crunch applies to your wedding? Whatever your reason for expediting your nuptials, we've got you covered with our incredibly efficient 90-Day Wedding Planning Checklist!


The Ultimate Destination Wedding Checklist

The Ultimate Destination Wedding Checklist

If you're planning an international destination wedding, your wedding planning challenges just got taken up a notch. Tack on a few thousand miles, language barriers, and regulations in a foreign country, and things can get pretty tricky. Luckily, we've put together a comprehensive Destination Wedding Checklist to help you navigate through the logistics and etiquette.


Wedding Beauty Timeline

Wedding Beauty Timeline

Beauty may be an afterthought when you're knee-deep in wedding planning. You know you need to make time for some beauty prep, but when and where do you start? To make sure you look and feel amazing on your big day, we've created a Wedding Beauty Timeline to help you achieve that blushing bride (or groom!) glow.


The Ultimate Beach Wedding Checklist

The Ultimate Beach Wedding Checklist

A beach wedding comes with some unique challenges, so we've put together The Ultimate Beach Wedding Checklist to make planning your "celebration on the sand" a bit easier. Here you'll find all the nitty-gritty details and questions to ask—all in one place!


The Ultimate Barn Wedding Checklist

The Ultimate Barn Wedding Checklist

Planning a barn wedding? We've got you covered. Go through our comprehensive barn wedding checklist and scroll down to find even more articles and ideas specifically for barn weddings.


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