Sonia J. Burdick April 11, 2020 Checklist Template
Follow the tasks on your checklist and tick them off as you complete them. You may find it handy to keep an updated version on your computer where you can add notes such as deposits paid and when final payments are due. Use a notebook to record any notes rather than writing them on the checklist itself as it can soon become crowded and illegible!
So, the meeting planner checklist now includes the placing of advertisements in newspapers, on television and in other media declaring the coming of the event with fanfare; making a final check of the guest, delegate and attendee list; the preparation of meeting kits for the VIPs and the other attendees; checking the final seating arrangement in the conference hall, on the dais, etc; the final estimate of guests, which is to be handed over to the caterers so that they may prepare food according to the number of heads; checking whether all planes and trains are running on schedule and making arrangements for airport pickups in limousines for VIPs; checking hotel bookings once again; etc.
The data will be in the form of database tables. Each column will have a field title and each column will also have a specific data type designed to the column. For instance, when the field data type is in a date format, one will not be able to type in text in that specific field. The upside to having data in this format is that one can easily extract specific data by making use of queries. One simply types the criteria for the date that needs to be extracted and the system sifts through all the data and only shows the information according to the criteria. Moreover, one can sort data according to alphabetical order or dates. One can also filter certain data to be displayed while others are hidden.
Once your tasks are in order you can start determining how far ahead of the party they are going to need to be accomplished. You list categories might be something like "More Than 3 Weeks Before", "2-3 Weeks Before", "1 Week Before", "3 Days Before", "2 Days Before", "1 Day Before", "Party Time!". Each one of the tasks on your list should fall into one of these categories.
Using a party planning checklist is a great way to ensure that everything that needs to be done gets done. Once the party rolls around you will be better able to enjoy your guests without having that exhausted, stressed-out feeling that you have had in the past. Spend time early on laying out the details of your party preparations, and then enjoy throwing a great party.
Once you have found a good checklist you may need to edit it to fit with your wedding style. Most checklists will follow a generic template covering an 18 month planning period and a traditional wedding. Scan or copy it on to your computer and edit it as you need to. Even if you do not need to edit it I recommend copying it to your computer so you have a back up copy to print out should you need a spare or loose the original.