Complete Wedding Planning Checklist (Regardless of Your Timeline!) | Wedding Wednesday by xo, chelsea catherine

Complete Wedding Planning Checklist (regardless of your timeline!)

Complete Wedding Planning Checklist (regardless of your timeline!)

It’s Wedding Wednesday!

Are you an overwhelmed bride yet? Maybe you’re not yet planning a wedding, but there’s nothing better than planning ahead for it! Or if you’re like me, and there’s no wedding for you, but you just love weddings and love, in general!

Wedding planning can be STRESSFUL. I got overwhelmed many times, and that’s okay. I often wondered what I was supposed to be doing and when, and one of the things that was so helpful for me was having a checklist. 

I found, though, that no checklist was really comprehensive and most of them were timeline specific.

I wanted to find one that could be used for any bride (or groom!), and I searched all over Pinterest, but never found exactly what I was looking for. 

So, for all of you out there looking for the same thing, I took matters into my own hands. haha.

I created a complete wedding checklist (below & printer-friendly version link located at the bottom of this post) for any bride with any timeline.

I will admit, I’m not always the most organized person. When I was planning our day, I had lists all over the place, and I tried my best to stay put-together. But, having one list to go by could save lots of time, stress and money!

I am ALL about saving myself from stressing. I try not to get bent out of shape, but while planning a wedding, that can be hard to do.

I genuinely hope this checklist helps you stay on track and relaxed! As always, please let me know in the comments, on snapchat or instagram if I can help you with anything or if you have requests for this series!

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All my love!

xo, chelsea catherine


Complete Wedding Planning Checklist (regardless of your timeline!)


Check out these previous Wedding Wednesday by xo, chelsea catherine posts:

Splurge vs. Save

Where I Found My Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Wedding Day Details

How to Know When You’ve Found the One

Our Love Story | High School Sweethearts to Walking Down the Aisle

Wedding Dress Guide

Classic Style Engagement Shoot


Click here for printer-friendly version of the Wedding Planning Checklist!

10 Tips for Getting & Staying Motivated Throughout the Week | xo, chelsea catherine

staying motivated

10 tips for getting and staying motivated

Happy Monday!

I hope you’re having a good day so far! I will say today’s post is something I needed to write, something I needed to hear myself. This past weekend was so rainy and gross here in Tennessee, and I was definitely a little lazy and super unmotivated.

But, I’ve been trying to look at Mondays as a fresh, new start. So, as I was thinking about my week and how I’m going to get and stay motivated, I made a list of my go-to’s or things I know would help us to stay on-track!

The list is in an infographic below, but I really wanted to talk a little more about a few of them. First, the personal mission statement – this is something I did a few months ago and then again this week. This can change. We, as people, change all the time, so allow yourself a little fluidity with this and make changes every now and then to fit who you are now and what you want. Don’t be afraid to dream big for this, too. 

One of my favorite sayings is: If a racecar driver is focused on the wall, he’ll hit the wall. If he’s focused on his competitors, he’ll run into them. But, if he’s focused on what he really, really wants, crossing the finish line, then that’s what he (or she) will do.

I definitely paraphrased there, but you get the picture. haha.

I’ll be the first to admit that there have been periods of my life when I have not been motivated. I’ve trudged along and just lived. But, when I focused on finding who I am, what I want and developing the courage to go for it, I became happier and more motivated.

Something else that has been on my heart over the past couple of weeks to share is to not be afraid of going for it.

I was afraid for so long. I focused on the ‘what ifs’ and ‘I can’ts’ instead of doing what I was passionate about. I worried about what my friends would think (which, sidenote, if they’re really your friends at all, they’ll be happy for you). I worried about reception – how will others see this? What if no one likes it?

Those thoughts will always exist. They still do even after you go for your dreams. You’ll feel alone sometimes, like no one gets why you’re motivated to do what you want to do. But, eventually they’ll stop asking why and start asking how. 

Those thoughts will always exist. They still do even after you go for your dreams. You’ll feel alone sometimes, like no one gets why you’re motivated to do what you want to do. But, eventually they’ll stop asking why and start asking how. 

So, decide. Just think about you, your likes and dislikes, your dreams and goals, put pen to paper, and just write them down. AND GO FOR IT.

If you’ve been waiting for a sign, here I am jumping up and down telling you to GO. FOR. IT.

When you do, take a look at these tips. Because it’s not going to be an easy road. You’re not going to be motivated 100% of the time. You’ll have those rainy weekends when you just want to hide under the covers.

But, I promise, when you spend time in prayer, figure out what makes you happy and just go for it, you’ll feel like you. 

I hope you have a really great week! Please let me know if you have any tips for staying motivated or having the courage to just go for it.

I love the community that you guys have given me and one another. I don’t want to ever not say ‘thank you’ enough for that. Every single time you stop to read this blog or go out of your way to say something kind on instagram or snapchat, it means the world to me.

When I sign ‘all my love’ at the bottom of each post, I promise, I don’t take that lightly. I really am sending all my love to you through my words. 

10 tips for getting and staying motivated

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All my love!

xo, chelsea catherine

My Picks for Sephora’s Beauty Insiders Sale: VIB & VIB Rouge | Friday Favorites by xo, chelsea catherine

picks for Beauty Insiders Sale1. Dry Bar Foam Dry Shampoo | 2. Nars Highlighter Palette | 3. Caudalie Serum | 4. Too Faced Natural Love Palette | 5. Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment | 6. Tom Ford Lipstick in Blush Nude

Happy Friday! 

Sephora is having their Beauty Insiders Sale right now through next monday (4/24), and it’s the perfect opportunity to get a discount on those items you’ve been eyeing!

I know I’ve had a running list of a few products I’ve wanted to try like the Tom Ford Lipstick, so now that I would save $15 on it, I’m going for it!

Other products like the Nars Highlighter palette are new and GORGEOUS. So, I’m excited to try them out while I can get them at a better price!

The Too Faced palette above is the perfect palette for those of us who love a natural, but enhanced, eye look. That’s pretty much my go-to, I do a nude-ish base and then some browns in the crease and I’m good to go for day-to-day! If you are super picky about your palettes like me and really want to get only the ones you know you’ll use every color in, I highly suggest this one. I don’t really like to get crazy with my eyes, like greens or neons. I just don’t go anywhere for that look to come into play. Anywho, this is a good one!

I really hope you’ve had a great week! I’m hoping for good weather for the weekend – we’re heading to Nashville for a wedding, but it’s looking like rain. So, fingers crossed it clears out and all is well!

I’d love to know what your picks are from this sale! Let me know in the comments or on instagram!
All my love!

xo, chelsea catherine



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