Invitations and Stationery Checklist

Now, you certainly don’t have to order everything from the printer… some of the items you can make yourself and some you may not need at all… But here’s everything!

In the Invitation

* ____ Invitations

* ____ Outer envelope

* ____ Inner envelope

* ____ Reception card

* ____ Response cards w/envelope

* ____ Travel/hotel info card

* ____ Maps

* ____ Ceremony cards

* ____ Pew cards

* ____ Rain cards

Also Consider

* ____ Ceremony programs or scrolls

* ____ Seating/place cards

* ____ Wedding announcements

* ____ Thank you notes

* ____ At home cards


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Change Your Name Checklist

Here is a quick reference checklist that you can use to help you update your new identity after getting married!

When it comes to changing your name, the companies you deal with may all have different requirements. Many will require a copy of your new social security card as proof of your name change. So, it’s usually a good idea to get your new social security card before you begin changing your other records.

* ____ Social Security Card
* ____ Bank accounts
* ____ Investment accounts
* ____ Wills and insurance policies
* ____ Memberships: health clubs, etc.
* ____ At work: medical/dental, 401k plan
* ____ Credit cards
* ____ Doctor and dental records
* ____ Drivers license-law in some states!
* ____ Automobile registration
* ____ Automobile insurance
* ____ Utility bills
* ____ Mortgages
* ____ Internal Revenue Service
* ____ Courtesy cards, discount cards
* ____ Passport
* ____ Voter registration
* ____ Property titles


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Home Registry Checklist

Home Electronics

___ Stereo System
___ Portable Stereo
___ Radio/Clock Radio
___ Television
___ VCR
___ CD Player/Portable
___ Camera/Camera Equipment
___ Camcorder
___ Telephone/Answering Machine
___ Cordless/Cell Phone
___ Computer System or Equipment

Home Decor & Furniture

___ Television Stand/Entertainment Center
___ Magazine Rack/Holder
___ Lamps
___ Vases
___ Rugs
___ Pillows
___ Pictures/Wall Hangings
___ Mirrors
___ Folding Chairs
___ Bookcase
___ Bookends
___ Computer Desk
___ Desk Accessories
___ Coat Rack
___ Picture Frames
___ CD Holder
___ Clock
___ Bar Stools
___ Wine Rack

Other Household Items

___ Vacuum Cleaner
___ Hand Held Vacuum
___ Iron/Ironing Board
___ Clothes Steamer
___ Carpet Steamer
___ Sewing Machine
___ Laundry Sorter
___ Sewing Basket
___ Step Stool


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Bed & Bath Checklist

Bedroom

___ Flat Sheets
___ Fitted Sheets
___ Pillow Cases
___ Pillow Shams
___ Bed Skirt
___ Lightweight Comforter
___ Down Comforter
___ Duvet Cover
___ Blankets – Lightweight & Heavy
___ Pillows

Bathroom

___ Bath Towels
___ Hand Towels
___ Wash Cloths
___ Guest Towels
___ Shower Curtain
___ Bath Mat/Rug
___ Hamper
___ Matching Bath Accessories

Personal Care

___ Bathroom Scale
___ Humidifier
___ Hair Dryer
___ Towel Racks
___ Massager/Foot Massager
___ Electric Toothbrush
___ Shower Massage
___ His & Her Shavers

For The Bride

___ Scented Soaps and Bath Oils
___ Lotions, Perfumes & other Toiletries
___ Make-Up Mirror
___ Turbo Spa


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Outdoor & Recreation Checklist

Lawn & Garden

___ Gas Grill & Accessories
___ Patio Table
___ Patio Chairs
___ Hammock
___ Veranda Pots
___ Weed Trimmer
___ Patio Lights
___ Wind Chimes
___ Plant Stand
___ Leaf Blower
___ Garden Tools
___ Mail Box
___ House/Name Sign
___ Outdoor Thermometer

Sports & Recreation

___ Exercise Equipment
___ Fishing Gear
___ Hiking Gear
___ Camping Equipment
___ Cooler
___ Binoculars
___ Golf Clubs
___ Tennis Rackets
___ Bicycles
___ Bicycle Rack
___ Bicycle Helmets
___ In-line Skates & Pads
___ Other Sporting Equipment

Travel

___ Luggage
___ Wheeled Carry-on
___ Carry-on Tote
___ Garment Bag
___ Duffel Bag
___ Luggage Cart
___ Travel Iron
___ Travel Steamer
___ Travel Alarm Clock
___ Travel Kits

For The Groom

___ Specialty Cigars
___ Humidors


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Table & Cookware Checklist

Casual Dining

___ Dinnerware
___ Dinnerware Completer Set
___ Salad Bowl
___ Dessert Plates/Bowls
___ Glassware
___ Margarita Glasses
___ Beer Mugs
___ Wine Glasses
___ Champagne Flutes
___ Stainless Flatware
___ Flatware Serving & Hostess Set

Formal Dining

___ China
___ China Completer Set
___ Crystal Wine Glasses
___ Crystal Water Goblets
___ Crystal Champagne Flutes
___ Sterling Flatware
___ Sterling Hostess Set
___ Flatware Chest

Table Top & More

___ Candlesticks/Candle Holders
___ Serving Trays
___ Decorative Bowls (Crystal, Silver, etc)
___ Vases
___ Pitcher
___ Chafing Dish
___ Serving & Casserole Dishes
___ Hot Plates
___ Champagne Bucket/Wine Cooler
___ Cake Stand
___ Punch Bowl Set

Kitchen Equipment

___ Blender
___ Coffee Maker
___ Expresso/Cappuccino Maker
___ Coffee Grinder
___ Microwave Oven
___Toaster
___Toaster Oven
___ Mixer/Hand Mixer
___ Food Processor
___ Pasta Machine
___ Bread Maker
___ Wok
___ Cutting Boards
___ Food Storage Containers
___ Pizza Pan
___ Cutlery Set
___ Steak Knives
___ Wine Rack

Bakeware

___ Cookie Sheets
___ Cake Pan
___ Muffin Pan
___ Mixing Bowls
___ Measuring Cups


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Flower Checklist

With all the flowers you have to purchase, you don’t want to forget any… Here’s a helpful checklist:
Bouquets

* ____ Bride
* ____ Bride’s Throw Away
* ____ Bridesmaids #____
* ____ Maid/Matron of Honor
* ____ Flower Girl Bouquet or Basket

Boutonnieres

* ____ Groom
* ____ Best Man
* ____ Ushers # ____
* ____ Ring Bearer
* ____ Bride’s Father
* ____ Groom’s Father
* ____ Grandfathers

Corsages

* ____ Bride’s Mother
* ____ Groom’s Mother
* ____ Grandmothers

Ceremony Flowers

* ____ Main Altar
* ____ Aisle or Pew Decorations

Reception Flowers

* ____ Head Table Centerpiece
* ____ Table Centerpieces #____
* ____ Gift Table Centerpiece
* ____ Buffet Table Centerpiece
* ____ Bar Centerpiece
* ____ Fresh Flowers for Cake
* ____ Arrangement next to Seating Cards

Rehearsal Dinner

* ____ Table Centerpieces #____

Other

* ____ Aisle Runner
* ____ Floral Headpieces

Also Consider

* ____ Thank-you Bouquet for Bride’s Parents
* ____ Thank-you Bouquet for Groom’s Parents
* ____ Arrangements for Out-of-Town Guests


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The Wedding Planning Emergency Kit

We all know Murphy’s law! Therefore, the best way to handle the unexpected is to be prepared! Here’s a list of what you should bring with you on your wedding day, just in case!

* ____ Aspirin
* ____ Breath mints
* ____ Bottled water
* ____ Snacks (crackers, cheese, grapes)
* ____ Extra make-up (cover-up, lipstick)
* ____ Hand mirror
* ____ Hair spray
* ____ Hand lotion
* ____ Q-tips
* ____ Tissues
* ____ Tampons
* ____ Clear Nail Polish
* ____ Nail File
* ____ Extra pairs of nylons
* ____ Safety Pins
* ____ Masking Tape
* ____ Stapler


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After the Honeymoon Checklist

All the excitement from the wedding is finally over. You’ve just come back from your honeymoon… is there something you need to do?

Here are a list of things you should attend to within a few weeks after the honeymoon:

*Send announcements & picture to newspaper

*Choose prints for photo album

*Write and mail thank you notes

*Have wedding gown cleaned preserved

*Returned any borrowed items

*If you are changing your name, obtain a new social security card and then change all other forms of identification.

*Update financial records

*Select wedding photographs from proofs

*Visit USABride’s – The Best Thing About My Wedding and What I Would Do Differently and tell us about your wedding!


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