The Next 5 Items On Your Wedding Checklist

I posted on the first 5 decisions for your wedding. Having decided on your theme you can move down the list. Here are the next 5 items to plan for your wedding.


The first 5 decisions are crucial to get your wedding planning underway. They set everything in motion. These next 5 items are important because they start implementing your vision. They will incorporate elements of your theme for the day.

Musical Entertainment

Music is integral during the wedding day. It is in your ceremony, played as background during the cocktail and dinner, and is the main attraction of the party. I deliberately used the word entertainment because of the importance of music. It is more than a DJ, band or jazz trio. It is there to keep your guests in a celebratory mood.

I’ve experienced some pretty awful incidents. How about a string duo where one member never showed up; the DJ who didn’t know that there was no power on-site into which to plug his equipment; the band that is so loud that no one can hold a conversation.

My advice is to do your research and look at references. Often you are planning for a wedding 18-24 months in advance seriously consider whether this vendor will still be around?

Wedding Attire

Now you can start looking for your dress! It is important that the wedding attire for the bride, bridesmaids, groom and groomsmen reflect your theme. Make sure that final fittings are close to your wedding date. You never know what your weigh situation will be as a result of all this wedding planning. Stress can make your weigh go up or down.

You want to look your best, so please choose a dress style that compliments your body shape. A strapless mermaid gown is not for everyone.


Flowers are romantic and add flair to any occasion. I love flowers. They can be chosen to fit any theme and any time of year. You can get inspiration for your wedding colors from the seasonal flowers. If you choose seasonal flowers you can be assured of both freshness and good pricing.

In my mind, the bridal bouquet is the finishing touch of the brides overall look. Roses seem to be a standard for a bouquet. The downfall of roses is that they are bulky and heavy. Explore other options of feathers or dried flowers.


Getting to and from places on your wedding day is often considered late in the planning stages. There are a limited number of limo companies and they book up fast. Weddings are not their only business. It will be worth it to decide on this aspect early on so that you can reserve early.


A “Save the Date” notification is appropriate early in the planning. People lead busy lives and an early notice is appreciated. Invitations can be crafted to reflect your theme as well. It starts to make your wedding real.