Wedding Planner Checklists

Planning your wedding day is a lot of work. We get it! That’s why we’ve put together the Black Hills Bride Planning Guide. Don’t let the details be forgotten as arrangements are made. These checklists, timelines, forms, and records will be the perfect way to keep your tasks on track.

Your Wedding Timeline 6 mo-day of

Wedding Timeline Checklist
Whether you have eight months or three months, the key to planning a wedding lies in organization. Keep on schedule with these preparation checklists and don’t be afraid to ask for help! Your family, fiancé, and vendors are there for you through the entire process.

Sharing the Cost

Discuss Finances Checklist
Budgeting is nice, but where do you start? Here’s a list of the traditional line items for both the bride and the groom. To avoid conflict throughout the planning process, it’s best to discuss the financial obligations frankly and thoroughly from the beginning.

Budget Management

Budget Work Sheets
There are key players when planning a wedding that you know are going to show up on your bill. Sit down with your fiancé and talk numbers in advance for photos, cake, attire, and more. Arrangements will be a lot less stressful when you know how much you and your partner are willing to pay.

Reception Venues

Reception Venues
Having a hard time remembering the pros and cons of each venue you look at? Fill in the table! See the numbers and offerings side-by-side in one place to decide which venue will be best for your big day.

Ceremony Details

Ceremony Details
Your ceremony is the perfect place to add details that express who you and your fiancé are as a couple. Plan out the details and make sure the key pieces are in place before the big day.

Reception Details

Reception Details
As your first celebration as MR. and MRS., you’ll want this moment to be great. Plan the details ahead of time for a stress-free evening. From venue information to food and entertainment, these lists of will be a great resource for you.

Payment Records

Payment Records
There are going to be a lot of calls to make while planning your wedding. Make sure you keep track of who has been paid and still has an outstanding balance. This payment record sheet will be a great reference as your planning progresses.

Wedding Day Schedule

Wedding Party & Timeline
You may have the contacts on your cell, but having them written down can assure for a safe list in case of an emergency. List your attendants and their information alongside the details for a smooth-running wedding day.

To-Do Checklist

Wedding Day Checklist
Not only is this list full of pieces not to forget on your wedding day, like the toasting glasses and attire, but also includes honeymoon information and updating your name. It’s going to be a whirlwind of a day, so make sure you have everything you’ll need.

Photo Checklist

Photo Checklist
A picture is worth a thousand words, so make sure you have them all! Go over this list with your photographer and arrange the time, locations, and second shooters. Don’t look over the little things and check off all the pieces of your wedding day that shouldn’t be missed.

2016-17 Calendars

2016-2017 Calendars

The Black Hills Bride Planning Guide

The Black Hills Bride Planning Guide
Our entire planning guide incorporates all of the guides listed above into one document.