5 Things Not to Forget on Your Wedding Day
All brides know that wedding planning is a lot of work with a ton of different moving parts. It can seem impossible to try and remember everything you need for your big day. To make your job a little easier, we’ve made a list of 5 things not to forget on your wedding day. From must-have items to things you may not have even thought of, we’ve got you covered.
Food and Water
First, and most importantly, don’t forget about refreshments! This is overlooked by many brides. You’ll want snacks and water for both the time leading up to the wedding and the time between the wedding and reception (especially if you’re taking photos in the hot sun). It’s important to stay hydrated and reasonably fed so you can enjoy the day without feeling dizzy or getting a headache, and you definitely don’t want the possibility of fainting. Pack a cooler with water and easy snacks – sandwiches, granola bars, fruit, etc.
Next, pack an emergency bag just in case of, well, an emergency! An emergency might be a slight exaggeration, but when you’re a bride, these things can be a huge deal. We recommended packing the just-in-case kit with:
- Advil or any other meds needed by the bride & groom
- Band-aids for blisters
- Sewing kit for dress mishaps
- Stain stick
- Feminine products
- Makeup touch-up products
- Cell phone/chargers
Vendor Info List
Make a list of all your vendors and include their contact info, just in case you need to get a hold of a missing vendor. This one is especially important if you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator. Be sure to make multiple copies; one for your mom, sister, maid of honor – whoever is helping you make sure the day runs smoothly. You don’t want every single thing to fall on your plate, especially when you need to focus on getting ready, etc. The list can be digital or paper, whatever is easier for you and your trusted people.
Chances are, you’re not staying at your place following your wedding night. So whether you’re going to a hotel or straight to your honeymoon location, you need an overnight bag! Remember to pack all your must-have toiletries, pajamas, undergarments, and an outfit for your first day as a wife!
Designating a Gift Transporter
Again, this is especially important if you don’t have a wedding planner. You’ll need to designate someone to deal with all the cards, gifts, and decor that you need to be transported from the venue back to your place. Consider asking your mom or a close relative to help with this; your bridal party will probably be too busy at the after-party to be held accountable. 😉
You definitely don’t want to forget these 5 things on your wedding day. Save this list and bring it back out in the weeks or days leading up to your wedding so you’re as prepared as possible! And, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for more wedding planning advice.