Wedding Checklist

The Proposal:
  1. Should I Propose?
  2. When to Propose
  3. The Marriage Talk
  4. Asking Permission
  1. Wedding Budget
  2. Venues & Destination
  3. Design & Decor
  4. Timelines & Checklists
  5. Roles & Responsibilities
  6. Guest List
  7. Invitations
  8. Websites & Registries
  1. Venue
  2. Catering
  3. Entertainment
  4. Photos & Video
  5. Florist
  6. Wedding Cake
  7. Event Rentals
  8. Lighting & Audio
  9. Transportation
  10. Guest Accommodations
  11. Childcare Services
  12. Dance instructor
  13. Hair and makeup
  14. Planners & Coordinators
Wedding Attire:
  1. The Bride
  2. The Groom
  3. Bridal Party
  4. Guest Attire
  5. Special Roles
Pre-Wedding Events:
  1. Bachelor Party
  2. Bachelorette Party
  3. Rehearsal
  4. Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding Ceremony:
  1. The Procession
  2. The Vows
  3. Ring Exchange
  4. Readings & Rituals
  5. The First Kiss
Wedding Reception:
  1. Grand Entrance
  2. First Dance
  3. Speeches & Toasts
  4. Dinner Service
  5. Cake Cutting
  6. Party Time
  7. Bouquet Toss
  8. Farewell
  • Farewell Breakfast
  • The Honeymoon
  • Anniversaries
  • Traditions & Keepsakes
  • Marriage License & Certificates
  • Name Change Process
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Finances & Taxes
  • International Weddings
  • Immigration Issues

Should I Propose? (Marriage Readiness Test)

Congratulations! You’ve found the person who makes your heart skip a beat, and you’re considering taking the next big step: marriage. But how do you know if you should propose? Are they “the one”? Are you ready?

Proposing to your significant other is an exciting and life-changing moment, but it’s also essential to make sure you’re truly ready for this lifelong commitment. Marriage is a beautiful and rewarding journey, but it’s important to enter it with your eyes wide open.

To help you determine your readiness for marriage, we’ve put together a fun little checklist that should help you focus your feelings into a deeper understanding, making you more confident when deciding whether or not to propose.

The Marriage Readiness Test

Scoring System: Assign a score of 1 to 5 for each item on the checklist, with 1 being “not ready” and 5 being “completely ready.”

  1. Communication: Are you and your partner able to openly and honestly discuss your feelings, thoughts, and concerns with each other? Effective communication is the foundation of a strong relationship.
  2. Conflict resolution: Do you have a healthy approach to resolving disagreements and conflicts? Every couple will face challenges, and it’s essential to navigate them in a respectful and constructive manner.
  3. Shared values and goals: Do you and your partner share similar values, beliefs, and aspirations for the future? Aligning on these fundamental aspects can significantly contribute to a successful marriage.
  4. Emotional maturity: Are you both emotionally mature and capable of handling the responsibilities and compromises that come with marriage?
  5. Financial stability: Have you discussed your financial goals and expectations? Money can be a significant source of stress in relationships, so it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of each other’s financial habits and objectives.
  6. Trust: Do you trust each other completely? Trust is the cornerstone of any lasting relationship.
  7. Support system: Do you have a strong support system of friends and family who will be there for you during your marriage journey?
  8. Relationship history: Have you both learned from your past relationships and grown as individuals?
  9. Quality time: Are you able to prioritize spending quality time together and maintaining a strong bond?
  10. Commitment: Are you both truly committed to each other and willing to work together to overcome any challenges that may arise?
  11. Bonus Points: Sexual Chemistry. A strong physical connection can be an important aspect of a successful marriage for many couples. How would you rate the sexual chemistry between you and your partner? Assign a score of 0 to 5 for this bonus item, with 0 being “no chemistry” and 5 being “intense chemistry.”

Your Scorecard

Add up your scores to obtain a total out of 50.

Question 1 2 3 4 5
Conflict resolution
Shared values and goals
Emotional maturity
Financial stability
Support system
Relationship history:
Quality time
Sexual Chemistry
Total Score: 0

What your score means

Remember, this assessment is a guideline to help you reflect on your relationship and readiness for marriage. Ultimately, only you and your partner can decide when and if the time is right to take this exciting leap.

  • 50+: What are you waiting for?! Go for it!
  • 40-50: You're well-prepared for marriage and have a solid foundation for a lifelong partnership.
  • 30-39: You're on the right track, but there may be some areas where you need to focus on improvement.
  • 20-29: It's essential to address some key issues in your relationship before considering marriage.
  • 10-19: You may need to take a step back and reassess your relationship and individual readiness for marriage. Consider seeking professional guidance, such as couples therapy or individual counseling, to help you work through any concerns or issues.
  • 0-9: Run for the hills!

Are you ready to propose?

Remember, this assessment is a guideline to help you reflect on your relationship and readiness for marriage. Ultimately, only you and your partner can decide when and if the time is right to take this exciting leap.

Good luck on your journey towards lifelong love and commitment!