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4 Of The Most Important Lists Brides Should Maintain At All Times

Add to these lists as you go for easy-peasy wedding planning.

4 of the most important lists brides should maintain at all times

Budgets, guest lists, important dates, to-do lists and more can flood your mind when you’re planning your wedding. They can make what should be a fun and exciting time feel quite the opposite.

But don’t worry, brides. Thanks to digital documents and smartphones, you can stay up-to-the-minute organised in an easy way, keep everything you need to know on you at all times – and ultimately, save your sanity. Enjoy wedding planning a little bit more by keeping these four running lists.

Guest List and RSVPs

You’ve decided upon the initial draft of the guest list. Now, create a Google Doc or something similar that is editable, instantly saved and shared, that includes names, guests, and addresses. You’ll be grateful you’ve done this on a few occasions:

  • Once it becomes time to assemble and mail invitations
  • As you track RSVPs as they come in
  • When it becomes time to make the seating arrangements


All Type-A brides out there, rejoice – this one’s for you. Every single bride should keep a running list of tasks, even if she has enlisted the help of a wedding planner or coordinator. If you usually think nothing is more satisfying than crossing things off your to-do list, it’s 10 times better for the overwhelmed brides-to-be. Whether you prefer to go old-school and use a trust notebook or keep an app for your planning needs, as long as you have one, you’ll be organised and accomplished daily.

Gifts received

Traditionally, your maid of honour or bridesmaid will be tasked with writing down what you receive and from whom at your bridal shower. But you will likely receive gifts outside of that occasion too. As a gracious and thankful bride, keep a running list so that writing out thank you cards is less overwhelming. It’s also great to save this list as an upcoming reference for when you’re a wedding guest!

“Day of” list

It will be here before you know it! So to keep your wedding morning focused on beauty, mimosas, and excitement, you’ll need to make sure you have every single thing you need for the night before, day of, and the morning after you say “I do”. Brides, you may be surprised how much stuff you will need on hand for your big day, from more obvious items like your gown and undergarments to other details like reception decor, toothpaste, and makeup remover. Make sure you are prepared! Nothing is worse than a last-minute errand to throw you off your pre-wedding vibes.


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By Holly Sutton

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4 of the most important lists brides should maintain at all times