Ever wondered about time management when planning your wedding? What “the checklist” says? How many weeks before the wedding do you do this, when do I mail the invites, when do I book entertainment? It’s SOOOO confusing!¬†StudioWed Tri-Cier, Brandi Woodall with Positive Approach Events offers her feedback on one of the topic:

Time is all relative! Some of the most successful weddings were planned and executed in a short amount of time. We’ve found that the more time you have to plan, the more overwhelming it may be for you. This opens the quandary of whether or not your wedding will fit into a traditional checklist.

For the most part, having a guide is a great thing…but does it always reflect the needs of your specific wedding? When you google wedding checklist, you’ll find tons of references, just read them thoroughly before getting into the details. Most of the time, if you still have a year or more, most checklists on line will work, but if you’re within a few months, they may be irrelevant as you’ll be instructed to tackle some tasks up to 18 months prior.

Take stock of the actual task list too. Because many times the check list can be antiquated, I mean..how many of you are still collecting items for your Hope Chest? And yet, we do love the time tested tradition of making sure that you say your goodbyes to all of the parents and grand-parents before you depart from the reception.

And speaking of checklists, did you know that there is a Mother-of-the-Bride checklist? If you’re playing support to the couple, this can be a great asset. From helping to scout vendors, to coordinating the Mother’s dresses with the Groom’s Mother, Mom is more than just a shoulder to cry on when you’re frazzled.

Of course, your wedding planner can take care of as much of your list as you delegate. Whether it is a full-service and they go over an extensive list, or you just need someone to tie up the loose ends, they’ll know what needs to be done without the assistance of a list. However, providing a planner with the most up-to-date information about your wedding is a great asset in helping them plan out your day!


So whatever your time frame, there are some great tools on-line that can keep you on-track and ready for your big day. Need a little more than just a list? Then feel free to contact our StudioWed manager to schedule a time to chat about professionals that can keep you headed in the right direction! We also offer a great list of area professionals! Email tricities@studiowed.net for more information on schedule a no-cost meeting at the StudioWed Tri-Cities in Downtown Johnson City, Tennessee.