Don't let your wedding day be ruined by forgotten details. Use our wedding day checklist to make sure you have everything covered. From wedding favors to backup plans, this article has you covered.
As a wedding planner, I know how overwhelming planning a wedding can be. There are so many things to think about and so many details to remember. That's why I've put together a list of the top 25 things that brides often forget for their wedding day, to help you make sure everything goes smoothly on your big day.
Don't forget to fuel up!
It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the day and forget to eat. Make sure you have a good breakfast and snacks on hand to keep you going throughout the day.
Pack a survival kit
Prepare a kit with essentials such as tissues, aspirin, breath mints, deodorant, and safety pins. You never know what might come up during the day, so it's best to be prepared.
Comfortable shoes are a must
You'll be on your feet for most of the day, so bring a pair of comfortable shoes for the reception. You can switch back to your fancy shoes for the ceremony and photos.
Keep your dress wrinkle-free
Bring a steamer or iron to keep your dress looking perfect throughout the day. You don't want to walk down the aisle with a creased dress!
Be ready for fashion emergencies
Bring an emergency sewing kit in case of a fashion emergency. You don't want a small tear or lost button to ruin your day.
Snacks and drinks are important
Make sure you have snacks and drinks for the wedding party. You don't want anyone to faint from hunger or thirst!
Bring cash or a credit card
Bring cash or a credit card in case of emergencies. You never know what might come up, and it's best to be prepared.
Have a plan for storing gifts and cards
Make sure you have a plan for storing gifts and cards. You don't want to lose any of the special messages from your guests.
Assign someone to gather your belongings
Assign someone to gather your personal belongings after the wedding. You'll be too busy enjoying your reception to think about packing up!
Plan ahead for transporting wedding items
Plan ahead for transporting wedding items after the wedding. You don't want to be stuck with a car full of decorations and gifts on your way home.
Bring a phone charger
Don't forget to bring a phone charger for the day. You don't want to run out of battery during the reception!
Protect your skin
Bring sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Even if your wedding is indoors, you'll likely be outside for photos.
Keep the bugs at bay
Bring bug spray if you're having an outdoor wedding. You don't want to be bitten by mosquitos or other pesky insects!
Bring a blanket or wrap in case it gets chilly in the evening. You'll be grateful for the extra warmth if the temperature drops.
Have a backup pair of stockings
Don't forget to bring a backup pair of stockings or tights. You never know when you might get a run in your stockings.
Be comfortable while getting ready
Bring a robe or button-up shirt for getting ready. You don't want to ruin your hair or makeup while changing into your dress.
Be prepared for the ride home
Bring a comfortable outfit for the ride home. You'll be tired after a long day, so make sure you're comfortable on the way home.
Don't forget the wedding vows
Bring a copy of the wedding vows. You don't want to forget what you're supposed to say during the ceremony!
Have a copy of the wedding timeline
Bring a copy of the wedding timeline. You'll want to make sure everyone is on the same page and knows where to be at what time.
Bring a copy of vendor contracts
Bring a copy of vendor contracts. You'll want to make sure you have all the information you need in case there are any issues with vendors on the day.
Assign someone to be in charge of the music
Assign someone to be in charge of the music. You don't want to worry about changing songs or adjusting the volume during the reception.
Remember to eat the cake!
It's easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget to eat the cake. Make sure you and your partner get a slice before it's all gone!
Keep your guests informed
Make sure your guests are informed about important details such as the dress code, parking, and the wedding location. You don't want anyone to be confused or lost on the day.
Designate a point of contact
Designate a point of contact for vendors and guests to contact with any questions or issues. This will take some of the pressure off you on the day.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but with a little preparation and organization, your big day can go smoothly. Remember to take care of yourself, be prepared for any emergencies, and enjoy the moment with your loved ones.
Now it's over to you! What other tips do you have for brides and grooms to make sure their wedding day is perfect? Let us know in the comments below.