On your check list you will start off with a pre wedding checklist. On that list you will put together all your ideas. Such as what you want for centerpieces, favors, invitations, theme, colors. The list will be added and added to over and over again. As you purchase the items on your check list you will cross them out or check next to them saying that you completed that task. For the ceremony checklist you will want to share this with your church or wherever you are getting married at. Some of your ideas may not be acceptable at some locations due to religion or safety procedures. For example you could want to have rice thrown in the air and your ceremony site my not allow that. Another example is some garden themed wedding only allow a certain number of chairs due to trying to preserve the ground. Once you know what you can and can\'t do at your ceremony you will want a check list of qualities of a justice of the peace or whoever else marries you. You will also need to find out what you need to supply yourself at your ceremony sites such as speakers for music, and chairs for your guest. Once you know what you need add it to your wedding checklist and once you finish that task take it off the list. You will always want to add a section of your wedding checklist for the reception. In this section you will have an area for reception site. Make sure you have a list of all the things you want in a reception site and don\'t settle for anything else. It\'s your special day. You will also need to think about music at your reception. You will also need to make a list of all the food choices you would like. When having a food tasting bring your list to check off the foods you like and foods you didn\'t like.
When gathering ideas it is important to use your resources. Most importantly, requesting information from the guest of honor and if they are not sure ask questions. This can be done by asking them questions that will make their personality stand out. Certain cartoon characters, colors, animals, times in their life, culture, and entertainment are a start to what might personalize their party preparations. Birthday parties are most commonly designed around the guest of honor by their gender and age. If you or the guest of honor is having a hard time choosing a theme even after questioning personal interests, an easy trick to try is to run to the bakery. Many times they will have a cake book that shows cakes of different themes.