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wedding planning workbook

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The complete guide to my wedding:
• Planning Checklists • Guest List Record • Tips & Resources • Budget Worksheet

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wedding planning workbook
everything you need to plan from start to finish… Let’s face it–planning a wedding takes a lot of time and organization. It’s easy to see why tasks from setting the budget, to creating the guest list, finding a reception hall, and planning your wedding-day ensemble may overwhelm even the most “together” bride-to-be. We’re here to get you through it all unscathed. This handy guide contains all the worksheets and checklists you need to make planning even the most elegant gala simple.

table of contents
my wedding budget checklist my reception site planner my reception rentals checklist my catering planner my ceremony planner my ceremony rentals checklist my guest list planner my wedding photography planner my videography planner my wedding flowers & décor planner my stationery planner my wedding music planner my wedding cake planner my wedding consultant planner my wedding transportation planner my wedding gown planner my wedding party attire planner my jewelry & accessories shopping checklist my registry checklist my wedding favors & gifts planner my honeymoon packing checklist 3 4 6 9 11 14 15 18 20 22 25 28 31 33 35 38 40 43 45 47 49
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my wedding budget checklist
wedding component includes
ceremony officiant fee, site donation or ceremony fee, accessories (runner, mic), marriage license food and beverage, cake, service charges (waitstaff and bartenders), site and rental fees photographer, videographer, prints and albums

approximate % of total budget
2%

sample budget
$560

your estimate
$_______

reception

48%

$13,440

$_______

photo & video music

12%

$3,360 $2,240

$_______ $_______

ceremony musicians, 8% cocktail-hour musicians, reception entertainment (band, DJ, or sound system rental) personal flowers 9% (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages), ceremony décor, reception décor and arrangements bride’s gown, veil, shoes, purse, lingerie, jewelry, hair and makeup / groom’s tux or suit save-the-dates, invitations and inserts, programs, thank-you cards, place cards, table cards, menu cards, calligraphy, postage bridal party, guest shuttle, bride and groom, parking favors, attendant gifts, welcome baskets, parent gifts his, hers, engraving 8%

flowers

$2,520

$_______

attire

$2,240

$_______

stationery

5%

$1,400

$_______

transportation gifts

2% 3%

$560 $840

$_______ $_______

wedding rings total budget

3% 100%

$840 $28,000 (based on national average)

$_______ $_______

over-and-above: Items not included that you may want to factor into your calculations: wedding consul-

tant, bride and groom accommodations, pre- and post-wedding events (bridesmaid luncheon, rehearsal dinner, postwedding brunch), and honeymoon.
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my reception site planner
Some guests remember the flowers. Some will remember the music. Still others remember the cuisine. But when it’s all said and done, all will remember the setting. print the Elegala.com list of questions to ask your reception site and attach to this workbook http://www.elegala.com/go/ideas_advice/for/questions_to_ask_your_reception_site/

notes and ideas - notes on reception style/theme:

notes on geographic location: I would like the reception site to be within as airport, hotel, ceremony site, etc.). notes on size: My reception site must accommodate whether you would like to have a seat for every guest).

miles of

(location such

guests (consider whether you would like a dance floor and

prospective reception sites
reception site 1
contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site maximum capacity proposal price $ notes

reception site 2
contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site maximum capacity proposal price $ notes

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reception site 3
contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site maximum capacity proposal price $ notes

reception site final selection
contact name address telephone email web site maximum capacity notes

proposal
total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ reserved date and hours services provided by reception site/included in proposal date sent due date final head count due by cancellation/refund policy

other terms and conditions

save and attach your final contract to this document

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com 6 .my reception rentals checklist Depending on the site you choose – and the type of reception you’re planning – you may need to supply some. the items listed below. lap length overlay toppers chair covers/sashes description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates china type plate chargers dinner plates salad plates dessert plates/bowls cups/saucers description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates elegala.com reception rentals guide for help deciding what you may need tables type guest tables cake table(s) head table buffet tables gift table cocktail tables other size and shape amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates chairs type samsonite folding garden folding chivari/ballroom children’s other description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates linens & chair covers type tablecloths. if not all. visit the Elegala. floor length tablecloths.

white champagne flute pilsner highball old fashioned martini other description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates food service type cake stand chafing dish server with stand coffee/tea server punch bowl cream & sugar pitchers tray :tents type main – reception covered walkway prep areas (caterer.flatware type dinner forks dinner/steak knives salad forks teaspoons dessert forks/spoons description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates glassware type water/beverage wine .red wine . dressing) description amount needed cost $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates elegala. bartender.com 7 .

other accessories type side walls lighting liner/leg drapes heating & cooling staging dance floor other description amount needed cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates elegala.com 8 .

my catering planner Food and beverage. passed-tray): approximate number of guests to feed: notes on menu selection: appetizers I’d like to serve: entrées I’d like to serve: sides I’d like to serve: desserts I’d like to serve: beverages I’d like to serve: other menu ideas: prospective caterers caterer 1 contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes caterer 2 contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes elegala. often eating up more than half of your wedding budget. lunch. notes and ideas – notes on menu: time of day/type of meal (breakfast.): formality of event: serving style (seated. dinner. A number of details must come together to treat your guests to something extraordinary. etc. buffet. is a big decision.com 9 .

caterer 3 contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes caterer final selection contact name address telephone email web site notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ reserved date and hours final catering package includes date sent due date cancellation/refund policy other terms and conditions save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.com 10 .

my ceremony planner It’s the reason behind the main event. notes and ideas – notes on ceremony: I envision my ceremony as (civil or religious. traditional or contemporary. any customs/cultures/religions I would like to incorporate. other ideas): ideas on ceremony location: readings I like: song selections I like: religious considerations/pre-ceremony requirements designated by my ceremony location or officiant: prospective ceremony locations ceremony site 1 site name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site maximum capacity rental fee $ notes ceremony site 2 site name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site maximum capacity rental fee $ notes elegala. so make sure your ceremony goes off without a hitch.com 11 .

) other terms and conditions prospective ceremony officiants ceremony officiant 1 contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site fee $ notes ceremony officiant 2 contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site fee $ notes elegala.ceremony site 3 site name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site maximum capacity rental fee $ notes ceremony site final selection site name contact name address telephone email web site date/time of rehearsal date/time of ceremony notes cancellation/refund policy rental of ceremony site includes (chairs.com 12 . etc. stage. podium.

com 13 .ceremony officiant 3 contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site fee $ notes ceremony officiant final selection contact name address telephone email web site date/time of rehearsal date/time of ceremony notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ other terms and conditions date sent due date cancellation/refund policy save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.

etc.com 14 .) candelabras candles/aisle markers candle lighters chairs (samsonite folding.my ceremony rentals checklist some common ceremony items may not be provided by your ceremony site you may want to consider renting or purchasing the following: item aisle runner kneeling cushion arbor/gazebo/canopy/arch (Christian)/chuppah (Jewish) audio equipment (mic.. chivari) linens (chair covers/ sashes/table cloths) heaters gift table card holder (for guests to place gift cards or envelopes) guest book stand ring pillow description amount needed cost $ $ $ rental company pick-up/return dates $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ elegala. garden folding.

groom’s family) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 elegala. bride and groom.com 15 thank you sent (date) gift received (date) spouse/date name acceptance (y/n) number in party gift description seat at table # meal request guest name address .my guest list planner After setting your budget. guest group (bride. bride’s family. Learn how to create an invite list that everyone can live with. tackling the guest list is the next task on your to-do list.

65 64 63 62 61 60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 guest name spouse/date name number in party guest group address acceptance (y/n) seat at table # meal request gift received (date) gift description thank you sent (date) elegala.com 16 .

99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81 80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70 69 68 67 66 100 guest name spouse/date name number in party guest group address acceptance (y/n) seat at table # meal request gift received (date) gift description thank you sent (date) elegala.com 17 .

etc. all you’ll have left are the photographs. size. A good photographer makes a five-hour event last forever. photojournalistic): shots I would like to see in my wedding album: shots I don’t need/don’t want to see in my wedding album: notes on photography package: number of hours I anticipate I will need: number of images I anticipate I will want: wedding album – style. online viewing/proofing.): other extras I’d like (negatives. disc of images.com 18 . engagement session): prospective photographers photographer 1 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site package details proposal price $ notes photographer 2 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site package details proposal price $ notes elegala.my wedding photography planner After the flowers have wilted and the memories begin to fade. notes and ideas – notes on style (traditional vs. I would like to order: any additional albums I will need (parents album etc.

com 19 .photographer 3 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site package details proposal price $ notes photographer final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ reserved date and hours proposed photography package includes date sent due date cancellation/refund policy other terms and conditions save and attach your final contract to this document attach images you like to this document elegala.

slow motion.my videography planner Revisit your wedding day anytime you want with a great video (or dvd) notes and ideas – notes on style (cinematic.com 20 . documentary. etc. DV – note that DV (digital video) has become the standard): must-have video shots: song preferences to accompany video: number of hours I anticipate I will need: number of cameras want: special effects I’d like (animation. scrolling text.): number of DVDs/VHS tapes I want: prospective videographers videographer 1 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site package details proposal price $ notes videographer 2 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site package details proposal price $ notes elegala. transitions. etc): camera preference (analog vs.

com 21 .videographer 3 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site package details proposal price $ notes videographer final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ reserved date and hours proposed videography package includes date sent due date cancellation/refund policy other terms and conditions save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.

soloist etc.my wedding flowers & décor planner Set the mood with the blossoms you choose. podiums. Hold the baby’s breath and filler flowers.com 22 . Have an idea of your wedding party numbers prior to meeting with florists so they can provide an accurate proposal estimate.): ceremony flowers: estimated number of rows/chairs: stage items (gazebo. and look no further than a skilled florist for sophisticated and stylish arrangements. notes and ideas – notes on overall look and style I am going for: colors I am considering: flowers I am considering: personal flower ideas: bridal bouquet: bridesmaids bouquets: corsages: boutonnieres: ceremony décor ideas: reception décor ideas: flowers/themes/styles I do NOT like and do NOT wish to see at my wedding: the numbers – these are the types of flowers typically purchased for a wedding: personal flowers: number of bridesmaids: groomsmen: mothers: fathers: grandmothers: grandfathers: ushers: children (flower girl/ring bearer): any other honorary attendants (reader. etc): elegala. chuppah.

doorways.com 23 . entryways. favor. mantles.): other room décor (consider any staircases. etc.): other tables (gift. that you would like decorated): prospective florists florist 1 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes florist 2 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes florist 3 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes florist final selection company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site notes elegala. pillars. etc. cake. etc.reception flowers: table centerpieces: guest dining tables: food tables (buffet.

com 24 .proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ date sent due date cancellation/refund policy arrival times for setup at the ceremony and reception sites where and when bouquets and boutonnieres will be delivered. for example) other terms and conditions flowers final selection name bridal bouquet bridesmaids bouquets boutonnieres corsages ceremony decorations reception décor number color(s) save and attach your final contract to this document be sure to save floral images you like from Elegala. if not to the ceremony site (to your home.com and bring them with this document to your floral appointments elegala.

shade typeface/font printing method other design elements cost estimate $ wording: programs paper weight. Give your guests a peak into something fabulous to come! notes and ideas – notes on overall style: colors I would like to incorporate: symbols/motifs I would like to incorporate: save-the-dates paper weight. shade typeface/font printing method other design elements cost estimate $ wording: invitations paper weight. shade typeface/font printing method other design elements cost estimate $ wording: thank-you notes paper weight.com 25 . size. shade typeface/font printing method other design elements cost estimate $ wording: elegala. size.my stationery planner Stationery is the first introduction to your event. size. size.

com 26 .prospective stationers stationer 1 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes stationer 2 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes stationer 3 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes stationer final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes elegala.

com 27 .proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ date sent due date cancellation/refund policy proposed stationery package includes other terms and conditions save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.

com 28 . many houses of worship have restrictions on secular music – be sure to inquire first notes and ideas – notes on overall mood I want to set with my music: notes on ceremony: cocktail hour: reception: song selections – ceremony: songs I am considering for: prelude: pre-processional: processional: bride’s entrance: recessional: other: reception – songs I am considering for: wedding party entrance: first dance: father/daughter: mother/son: cake cutting: bouquet/garter toss: other songs I would like to hear during the reception: songs I do not want to hear during the reception: elegala. your wedding music keeps the party going.my wedding music planner From the moment that guests file into the ceremony to the final foot-tapping moments of your reception.

com 29 .prospective musicians/entertainment – ceremony ceremony musicians 1 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes ceremony musicians 2 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes ceremony musicians 3 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes ceremony musicians final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ other terms and conditions date sent due date cancellation/refund policy reserved date and hours save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.

com 30 .prospective band/djs – reception band/dj 1 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes band/dj 2 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes band/dj 3 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes band/dj final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ other terms and conditions date sent due date cancellation/refund policy reserved date and hours save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.

my wedding cake planner With whimsical shapes. notes and ideas – notes on wedding theme and cake styles: notes on shape: color: adornments: flavor: prospective bakers baker 1 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes baker 2 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes baker 3 company name contact name address telephone email web site proposal price $ notes baker final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes elegala. and creative colors.com 31 . modern wedding confections take the cake to a whole new level. patterns.

com 32 .time.proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ other terms and conditions date sent due date cancellation/refund policy drop-off/delivery details . save and attach your final contract to this document be sure to save cake images from Elegala.com and bring them with this document to your bakery appointments elegala. location. etc.

but a professional planner ” can help lighten the load.my wedding consultant planner Your work week may have doubled the moment you said “yes.com 33 . notes and ideas – I’d like a professional to assist me with the following tasks: qualities I’d like in a wedding planner: qualities I don’t want in a wedding planner: prospective planners planner 1 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site services/packages offered proposal price $ notes planner 2 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site services/packages offered proposal price $ notes elegala.

planner 3 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site services/packages offered proposal price notes planner final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site services/packages offered notes proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ date sent due date cancellation/refund policy proposed planning package includes other terms and conditions save and attach your final contract to this document elegala.com 34 .

but nothing else matters if you can’t get there! bride and groom – arriving together time to ceremony to reception departure vehicle bride and groom – arriving separately time (bride) to ceremony to reception departure vehicle (bride) time (groom) vehicle (groom) attendants/family transportation – bride’s side time to ceremony to reception departure vehicle(s) attendants/family transportation – groom’s side time to ceremony to reception departure vehicle(s) guest transportation time to ceremony to reception departure vehicle(s) elegala.com 35 .my wedding transportation planner You have painstakingly planned the perfect wedding day.

prospective transportation transportation 1 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site vehicle styles. sizes pick-up/drop-off times proposal price $ notes transportation 2 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site vehicle styles. sizes pick-up/drop-off times proposal price $ notes transportation 3 company name contact name appointment date and time address telephone email web site vehicle styles.com 36 . sizes pick-up/drop-off times proposal price $ notes transportation final selection company name contact name address telephone email web site notes elegala.

proposal total cost (include all discussed services and fees) deposit $ balance $ vehicle styles. sizes date sent due date pick-up/drop-off times other terms and conditions save and attach your final contract to this document jot down your wedding-day needs. including estimated arrival and departure times.com 37 . number and style of vehicles for yourself. your attendants. and your guests elegala.

com and bring them along with this document to your appointments notes and ideas – notes on overall theme and style: my wedding theme is: how do I envision myself as a bride: trends/styles I like: trends/styles I do not like: notes on silhouette: sleeves: neckline: bodice: fabric: color: embellishments: prospective wedding gown shops wedding gown shop 1 company name contact name designers they carry appointment date and time notes address telephone email web site dresses considered .com 38 .my wedding gown planner The big day is all about the big dress. so start your wedding gown search early. be sure to save images of designer dresses from Elegala.shop 1 designer 1 2 3 description size cost $ $ $ elegala.

final selection date 1 time contact cost $ elegala.wedding gown shop 2 company name contact name designers they carry appointment date and time notes address telephone email web site dresses considered .shop 2 designer 1 2 3 description size cost $ $ $ wedding gown shop 3 company name contact name designers they carry appointment date and time notes address telephone email web site dresses considered .com 39 .shop 3 designer 1 2 3 description size cost $ $ $ wedding gown final selection company name contact name designer style number detailed description address telephone email web site fitting time .

com 40 .my wedding party attire planner Sure. the big day may be all about the bride and her big dress – but the rest of the wedding party should look and feel great too. notes and ideas – notes on overall theme and style: my wedding theme is: how do I envision my bridal party: color scheme: trends/styles I like: trends/styles I do not like: bridesmaids – designs I like: groomsmen – designs I like: wedding party sizes and measurements female attendants name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 height bust waist hips shoe male attendants name height jacket sleeve neck waist inseam shoe elegala.

shop 3 designer 1 2 3 description size cost $ $ $ elegala.prospective wedding party attire shop 1 company name contact name designers they carry appointment date and time notes address telephone email web site dresses/tuxes considered .shop 2 designer 1 2 3 description size cost $ $ $ shop 3 company name contact name designers they carry appointment date and time notes address telephone email web site dresses/tuxes considered .com 41 .shop 1 designer 1 2 3 description size cost shop 2 company name contact name designers they carry appointment date and time notes address telephone email web site dresses/tuxes considered .

com 42 .female attendants – attach photo for your records wedding party attire final selection company name contact name address notes name 1 2 3 size cost $ $ $ date ordered deposit $ $ $ balance $ $ $ pick-up date telephone email web site accessories name/description 1 2 3 4 5 shoes designer cost $ $ $ $ $ male attendants – attach photo for your records wedding party attire final selection company name contact name address notes name 1 2 3 size cost $ $ $ date ordered deposit $ $ $ balance $ $ $ pick-up date telephone email web site accessories name/description 1 2 3 4 shoes designer cost $ $ $ $ elegala.

and wrist…) – now that you’ve got your wedding dress. but not necessary [ ] watch: only appropriate if family heirloom or antique description brand and item number retailer cost $ $ $ $ $ $ elegala.my jewelry & accessories shopping checklist Here’s music to your ears (and neck. it’s time to accessorize it! accessories item [ ] veil: already tested with your headpiece and hair style .com 43 .bring spare clips or pins [ ] headpiece: already tested with your veil and hairstyle [ ] shoes: broken in and comfortable [ ] gloves: optional way to add a touch of elegance [ ] shawl or wrap: if there’s a chance you’ll be chilly description brand and item number retailer cost $ $ $ $ $ jewelry item [ ] engagement ring: clean and sparkling [ ] wedding bands: in a box or pillow entrusted to the ring bearer or best man [ ] necklace: to complement your dress neckline [ ] earrings: balances necklace – simple if necklace is elaborate and vice versa [ ] bracelet(s): a nice touch.

jewelry item [ ] bra: sometimes built into the dress .com 44 . or whatever you wish – just avoid the VPS (visible panty line)! [ ] garter: often fulfills the “something blue” requirement – may want an extra for tossing [ ] hosiery: (unless wearing open-toed shoes) bring an extra pair. just in case [ ] slip/crinoline: can add extra oomph under a full skirt ballgown [ ] body shaper or slimmer: keeps everything tucked in description brand and item number retailer cost $ $ $ $ $ $ total jewelry and accessories cost: elegala. control top.otherwise make sure you’ve tried them on together [ ] underwear: thong.

tablespoon. salad fork. teacup and saucer) [ ] chargers (8-12) [ ] accent plates (8-12) [ ] pasta/soup bowls [ ] creamer [ ] sugar bowl [ ] gravy boat and stand [ ] salt/pepper shakers [ ] large vegetable bowls [ ] serving bowls [ ] covered casseroles [ ] medium platters [ ] large platters silver (cont’d. bread and butter plate. knife) [ ] extra teaspoons [ ] extra salad forks [ ] cold meat server bath 6 of each: [ ] bath sheets [ ] bath towels [ ] hand towels [ ] washcloths elegala.com 45 .my registry checklist Take this ultimate registry check list with you – and ensure a complete home just waiting to host your first dinner party formal dinnerware 8-12 place settings (includes dinner plate. teaspoon.) [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] serving spoons pierced tablespoons soup spoons sugar spoon butter knife appliances [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] formal crystal same quantities as your china: [ ] water goblets [ ] wine glasses (red and white) [ ] champagne flutes [ ] iced beverage glasses [ ] martini glasses mixer skillet/griddle waffle iron bread maker rice cooker/vegetable steamer toaster/toaster oven food processor blender juicer coffee and tea makers bedding barware same quantities as your china: [ ] high ball glasses [ ] double old-fashioned glasses [ ] brandy glasses [ ] pilsner glasses 6 of each: [ ] pillow cases [ ] pillow shams [ ] flat sheets [ ] fitted sheets plus: [ ] comforters [ ] bed skirts [ ] blankets [ ] pillows [ ] mattress pads silver 8-12 place settings (includes dinner fork. salad/dessert plate.

knife) [ ] serving set [ ] hostess set [ ] entertainment set paring knife chef knife bread knife carving knife cleaver slicing knife steak knife tools for the kitchen table linens same quantities as your china: [ ] placemats [ ] napkins [ ] napkin rings [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] measuring cups and spoons mixing bowls cooking and serving utensils dishtowels hot pads canisters elegala. teaspoon. mug) [ ] creamer [ ] sugar bowl [ ] gravy boat and stand [ ] salt/pepper shakers [ ] vegetable bowls [ ] serving bowls [ ] covered casseroles [ ] clatters sauce pans saute pans stockpot/dutch oven tea kettle steamer/double boiler wok/stir-fry pan lasagna/au gratin pan casserole dishes roaster grill/griddle omelette pan bakeware [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] everyday crystal and glassware same quantities as your china: [ ] tall beverage glasses [ ] double old-fashioned glasses [ ] goblets [ ] wine glasses [ ] flutes [ ] martini glasses casserole dishes roasting pans cookie sheets muffin pans cake and pie pans pizza pans lasagna/baking pans bread pans cutlery [ [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] ] everyday flatware 8-12 place settings (includes dinner fork. soup/cereal bowl.com 46 . salad fork. tablespoon. salad/dessert plate.) plus: [ ] bath rugs [ ] shower curtains [ ] shower curtain rings [ ] shower curtain liners table linens (cont’d.bath (cont’d.) plus: [ ] 2 tablecloths home accessories luggage [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] [ ] frames and vases [ ] serving trays and bowls upright suitcases garment bags duffle bags tote bags cookware [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] everyday dinnerware 8-12 place settings (includes dinner plate.

com 47 . and attendant gifts often find themselves at the bottom of the wedding planning task list. details such as wedding favors. attendant gift notes: bride’s side estimated total budget: number of bridesmaids: flower girl(s): junior bridesmaids: honorary attendants: maid/matron of honor: female attendant gift ideas: female attendant initials/monograms: attendant gift notes: groom’s side estimated total budget: number of groomsmen: ring bearer(s): ushers: honorary attendants: best man: male attendant gift ideas: male attendant initials/monograms: elegala.my wedding favors & gifts planner Often a stumper. welcome baskets. and start your planning early. Avoid the lastminute panic.

attendant gifts final selection – bride’s side attendant bridesmaids flower girl(s) junior bridesmaids for maid/matron of honor gift store cost per gift $ $ $ $ attendant gifts final selection – groom’s side attendant groomsmen ring bearer(s) ushers best man gift store cost per gift $ $ $ $ wedding favor notes and ideas – notes on overall theme and style: potential favor ideas: wedding favor final selection favor description company name contact name address telephone notes email web site cost per favor $ total ordered delivery/pick-up date elegala.com 48 .

and driver’s licenses [ ] necessary credit cards (leave the Gap charge card at home!) [ ] hotel reservation confirmation number(s) [ ] traveler’s checks [ ] phone numbers for your doctor(s). and underwear [ ] accessories to help dress up and dress down your outfits elegala.my honeymoon packing checklist You’ve picked your vacation style. season. you’ve figured out ways to save…let the packing begin! the essentials: [ ] airline ticket or confirmation number [ ] identification. season. you’ve decided where and when to go. you’ve chosen your accommodations. house/pet/ baby sitter. tank tops. when possible!) [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] insect repellent sunscreen sunglasses hat and/or visor aloe vera bandages aspirin antacid antihistamine anti-diarrhea medication motion-sickness medicine feminine hygiene products toothpaste toothbrushes deodorant cosmetics make-up remover cotton balls and swabs comb/brush hair gel/spray nail file/clippers shaving cream razors necessities for her: (may vary according to destination. and short sleeves [ ] two pairs of shorts [ ] two bathing suits – one for sunbathing and one for beach activities [ ] one bathing suit cover-up [ ] one pair of walking shoes [ ] one pair of durable sandals [ ] one pair of evening shoes [ ] one daytime purse [ ] one evening purse [ ] adequate amounts of socks. including passports. including t-shirts. and credit card companies [ ] two sets of photocopies of the above items – keep one set on you at all times and another set in a secure spot of your hotel room [ ] prescription medications in the original bottles [ ] contraception [ ] keyless travel locks and ID tags [ ] camera necessities for him: (may vary according to destination.com 49 . and length of trip) [ ] one pair of jeans or khakis [ ] one nice pair of dress pants [ ] one light jacket or pullover [ ] four daytime recreational shirts. and length of trip) [ ] one pair of jeans or khakis [ ] one light jacket or pullover [ ] one cute sundress [ ] one nice cocktail dress [ ] one cardigan [ ] four daytime recreational shirts. visas. bras. and short sleeves [ ] two pairs of shorts [ ] two short-sleeve dress shirts – button-down or polo [ ] one sports jacket [ ] one bathing suit [ ] one pair of walking shoes [ ] one pair of durable sandals [ ] one pair of dress shoes [ ] adequate amounts of socks and underwear bring it: (travel-size. including t-shirts. tank tops.

) [ [ [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] ] ] contact lenses.com 50 .bring it: (cont’d. and storage case paperback books deck of cards canvas tote beach bag guidebook electrical converter/adapter leave it: consider it: [ ] give a copy of your itinerary to a trusted family member or friend [ ] provide emergency contact information to your house/pet/baby sitter [ ] photocopies of your passport. and traveler’s check receipts [ ] a sealed copy of your wills. solution. credit cards. from contacts to toiletries elegala. and noteworthy financial information [ ] shampoo and conditioner (your hotel will probably provide) [ ] body lotion [ ] hair dryer (if you are uncertain if your hotel will provide one) [ ] shower cap [ ] alarm clock [ ] zip-lock storage bags for toiletries and wet items [ ] ear plugs [ ] sewing kit [ ] instant stain remover [ ] anti-bacterial lotion [ ] eye drops [ ] small backpack [ ] a pair of old sneakers that you won’t care if they get ruined or left behind [ ] one pair of sneakers and ample workout clothes if you plan to maintain a daily exercise regimen [ ] pocket knife (don’t even think about bringing it in your carry on) [ ] compact umbrella or ponchos [ ] extras of anything you can’t live without. life insurance policy numbers.