planning checklists

Here is the start of my same-sex wedding planning series: I’ll be walking through a time-line of recommended things to do prior to your wedding. OF COURSE you don’t have to do every thing on this checklist. Nor do you have to adhere to this timeline (not all engagements are a year or more!) – feel free to take these lists and shrink them down or expand them according to your needs. You can even copy & paste this into your own word document and edit out those items that don’t apply to you. But this is just a generic list to get you started… the entire list will be posted in this tab once I’m done!

I started this because the knot, martha stewart’s wedding planning book, or another generic planning book has lists and lists of “things you must do before the wedding day”, but the problem with pretty much EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE, is that the checklists, while not only being geared towards the WIC (wedding industrial complex) earning money, are also geared towards straight couples! So, you could do what I did and substitute in your mind every word of groom or grooms-men for bride or bridesmaids (because you can’t edit the on-line checklists like that), but that gets exhausting… or… you could use my handy-dandy same sex wedding checklist!

(*Disclaimer – I am not a professional wedding planner and this list is one that I have put together based on my own experience with planning my wedding, reading wedding blogs, and helping my friends plan their weddings. If you would like me to make suggestions or edits, please let me know!)



  1. zank you wedding registry! | for real
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 11:21:20

    […] menu Skip to content Homeaboutblog loveplanning checklistsreal gay weddingsreal […]

  2. Tami
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 13:15:50

    I need the next installment 🙂

  3. forrealequalityweddings
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 14:01:02

    ok! coming soon! 🙂

  4. Aust
    Aug 13, 2014 @ 19:45:33

    I have just stumbled across your FANTASTIC same sex wedding planning guide… do you have any more planning tips/checklists that lead right up to the wedding? 🙂

  5. forrealequalityweddings
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 19:30:36

    I know… I need to finish this! I’m going to work on this for you all!

  6. Kelly Williams | NYC Wedding, Event, and Portrait Photojournalism
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 22:24:07

    […] the US, the site also features a really useful set of planning checklists, which you can find here.  Check out the site […]