Wedding Checklist with Reminders For Your Partner
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Wedding Checklist with Reminders
This checklist is all about communicating to your partner that there are things he or she needs to do in order for you to move forward on your wedding tasks.
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Wedding checklists and communicating with your partner

Being engaged is a wonderful thing, but there’s no denying that there’s lots of work involved in the wedding planning process. And sometimes, there’s a discrepancy in who’s bearing the brunt of the project management work.

What's different about this wedding checklist from other checklists you've seen around the web?

This checklist is all about communicating to your partner that there are things he or she needs to do in order for you to move forward on your tasks. This template is more about the relationship between you and your partner, and keeping your partner accountable for their share of the planning. Read more in
and this
about wedding planning and emotional labor.

Some assumptions...

We assume you have a venue and wedding date secured. Once you add your wedding date below, the checklist will automatically recalculate to help you figure out when things are "due."

Ok I'm sold, how does this checklist work?

First, start by entering your wedding date below
For each task detail, check off the
Depends on partner?
column if that specific task depends on your partner to do something .
Write in the task you would like your partner to do in the
Partner task
column
Click on the "janedoe@gmail.com" e-mail address and replace it with your partner's e-mail address
For those tasks that depend on your partner, click the
Email Partner
button to send a gentle reminder that your tasks depends on their task. Your partner will receive an e-mail that looks like this 👇

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👉 Enter your wedding date here:
6/6/2020

👉 Your partner's e-mail:
janedoe@gmail.com

Days until wedding:
31 days ago
Task
Task Detail
Date to complete by
Depends on partner?
Partner task
E-mail
Days Prior to Wedding
Done?
Take engagement photos
Schedule time with photographer
8/31/19
Need to know when you are available for pictures
Email Partner
280 days
Select outfit for pictures
9/20/19
Need to match your outfit
Email Partner
260 days
Make sure weather will be good on that day of shoot
9/25/19
Email Partner
255 days
Mail save the dates
Write down names of all potential guests
8/31/19
Need you to enter all your family and friends on our list.
Email Partner
280 days
Finalize guest list for save the date invites
9/10/19
Here's the proposed final guest list. Let me know if you have any edits.
Email Partner
270 days
Research companies to use for save the dates (e.g. Minted)
9/20/19
Email Partner
260 days
Get all wedding guests salutations and addresses
9/20/19
Need you to reach out to your friends and family and enter their full names and addresses on our list.
Email Partner
260 days
Pick the picture that should be on the front of the save the dates
10/10/19
Here is the picture I'm going to use on the save the date, let me know if you don't like it.
Email Partner
240 days
Figure out proper format to upload list into Minted (or other save-the-dates provider).
10/20/19
Email Partner
230 days
Decide on design of envelopes and actual save the date
10/20/19
See this link for the designs we have on Minted and pick the one you want.
Email Partner
230 days
Make sure wedding website is up with basic information about our wedding
10/20/19
Email Partner
230 days
Order/mail save the date invitations
10/30/19
Email Partner
220 days
Build wedding website
Pick website vendor to use (The Knot, With Joy, Zola, etc.)
9/30/19
Email Partner
250 days
Put up pictures and stories of our wedding party.
10/10/19
Get headshots of your groomsmen or bridesmaids for the website.
Email Partner
240 days
Write our wedding story.
10/10/19
Here is the wedding story I'm going to put on the main page of the website, let me know if it looks good.
Email Partner
240 days
Write travel options and hotel blocks for website.
10/20/19
Email Partner
230 days
Set up registry with items we want for our website.
2/17/20
Add items to our registry list.
Email Partner
110 days
Book florist
Research florists
7/22/19
Research the florist to use for our wedding
Email Partner
320 days
Create shortlist of florists
7/27/19
Share your shortlist of options for the florist
Email Partner
315 days
Ask for quotes and availability
8/1/19
Email our top florist picks to ask for prices and availability
Email Partner
310 days
Select florist and book
8/11/19
Email Partner
300 days
Mail invitations
Update any wedding guest addresses, if needed
2/17/20
Need to know if any guests have changed their address since we sent Save the Dates
Email Partner
110 days
Decide on design of envelopes and actual invitation
3/8/20
Here are options for the invitation design. Let me know what you think.
Email Partner
90 days
Figure out proper format to upload guest list into invitation website
3/18/20
Email Partner
80 days
Order/mail the invitations
3/23/20
Email Partner
75 days
Book DJ
Research music DJs
8/21/19
Research the DJ to use for our wedding
Email Partner
290 days
Create shortlist of music DJs
8/26/19
Share your shortlist of options for the DJ
Email Partner
285 days
Ask for quotes and availability
8/31/19
Email our top DJ picks to ask for prices and availability
Email Partner
280 days
Select music DJ and book
9/10/19
Email Partner
270 days
Book Photographer
Research photographers/videographers
7/22/19
Research the photographer/videographer to use at our wedding and to take engagement photos
Email Partner
320 days
Create shortlist of photographers/videographers
7/27/19
Share your shortlist of options for the photographer/videographer
Email Partner
315 days
Ask for quotes and availability
8/1/19
Email our top photographer picks to ask for prices and availability
Email Partner
310 days
Select photographer/videographer and book wedding day + engagement photos
8/11/19
Email Partner
300 days

Today
July 2019
MonthWeekDay
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Research florists
Create shortlist of florists
Research photographers/videographers
Create shortlist of photographers/videographers
Ask for quotes and availability
Ask for quotes and availability


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