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Love a Checklist - Tick!

I’m engaged….now what?


You can imagine the whole day in your head, but you have no idea where to start, right?


At Hidden Bridesmaid - we hear you.


Like any project you plan, you need to know where you are starting and where you want to finish. These are the two most important things you need to work out first. If you know where you are and where you want to end up, you can build your very own road map to get there….and its that road map that becomes your checklist.


Step one, where I am…..where I want to end up…..done.


Step two - you need to literally write down every task you need to complete to get to your destination.


We are big fans of checklists - for everything. If it's on the list it gets done. Whilst you are writing your checklist, we recommend doing it in excel or word, so you can start to group items to have it make sense along with ensure that you can be efficient.


How good does it feel to tick things off…..done!


Some time ago to save time, money and the memory we created a TEN STEP system for all of our events and we use it religiously at Hidden Bridesmaid. We use our TEN STEP system to group all of the tasks.

  1. Design.Quote

  2. Finance

  3. Event

  4. Communication

  5. Administration

  6. Artwork

  7. Commercial

  8. Supplier

  9. Venue

  10. Post Event

Some of my favourite subfolders of the folders are the budget, the run sheet, the venue and suppliers - they all live in a sub folder but my favourite is the master event folder (that's where all the preplanning docs go)....and eventually you will have a post event folder - where all the thank yous, final documents and photos live.

If you will have already downloaded the only wedding checklist you will ever need - you are off to a great start but we have also loaded up to the shop a few more tools out of our TEN STEPS that you will find useful when planning your wedding….check them out here.


If you are stuck on a step or have a question to ask, join our Facebook Group and add it in there - I am going to start next week with a “Ask Anything” hub to answer any questions you have. We would love to see what your checklist looks like.


As you are planning your perfect wedding, you might need my perfect wedding planner - this is my free gift to you!


Melissa

xo


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