Some basic elements for a wedding checklist includes personal attire, accessories and grooming, ceremony venue, decor and officiant, and reception venue, decor, food and favors. Other items on the checklist may include invitations, transportation, photography and gift registry information.
Attire, accessories and grooming checklists include the bride's gown, the groom's suit, the bridal party's attire, any jewelry, and hair and makeup needs. Just the bride's checklist alone requires a gown, undergarments, veil or headpiece, shoes, and jewelry. Some couples include the selection of both the bride's and groom's mothers or grandmothers. Checklists are useful for each person in the party.
The ceremony checklist includes music or musicians, the wedding bands, the marriage license, the ceremony vows and the guest book. The reception checklist includes menu selection or types of dinner options, bar options, toasting options, wedding cake, music and any traditional dances or moments. A transportation checklist includes transport for the entire bridal party to the ceremony and reception, as well as for the bride and groom following the reception. A gifts and favors checklist includes finding gifts for each member of the bridal party, favors for the guests, and gift registries or donation options for the bride and groom.