The wonderful world of wedding checklists according to Claire

Morning everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day. While it’s quiet here (anyone got sunshine today?!) I thought I could share my very honest thoughts on an infographic I was sent recently. Basically I think the wedding industry tries to feed this kind of tat to brides and grooms – long lists of all the things you might possibly need for a wedding… but 90% of them at least are things you can avoid, with a little creative thinking. So rather than reading a list like this and rushing to fill in every box with a budget figure, grab a big fat pen and start crossing things out! There you go – liberating isn’t it! Enjoy. Claire x

All the things I don’t love about wedding budget checklists!

wedding budget checklist 2013

I should also mention I have a bit of a ‘thing’ about any kind of loans company which is why I’m not going to worry about upsetting Aussie Personal Loans with this blog post. But do you really need a bridesmaids’ luncheon? Or a ring pillow? Scratch a few of these off your list and you might not need a loan either… now there’s a nice outcome from this little checklist!

Oh… it never hurts to have a calligrapher though. Nod, wink… only kidding. Hire me if you have spare pennies; but like everything else, base your budget around the money you already have saved up for your wedding and never, ever take out a loan to pay for your big day.

Image credit for the infographic is

Feel free to share any thoughts on this article or infographic below 🙂

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Very wise advice!

  • Belinda McCarthy
    7 years ago

    Oh my giddy aunt! I feel stressed just looking at that list and I’m not even getting married! Hmm, so yes, it’s good to have an idea of all the potential areas you may have to spend on, but folks – don’t feel that you HAVE TO. There’s nothing worse than coming out of the other side of a wedding with debt up to your eyeballs and having spent a fortune on loads of things that you realised on the day actually weren’t important at all.

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