It is a good idea to make lists to help you remember things, especially when they involve something as important as your wedding. One of the most common issues couples have is forgetting to bring certain items to their wedding. This requires someone to run home and grab the bride’s perfume, or go out to buy a change of shoes for a bridesmaid. The best way to avoid these kinds of nuisances is to plan, and make lists. Before the wedding, put together a list of everything that you need to bring with you the day of your wedding. A couple of days before the wedding, start packing up these items and check them off your packing list.
There may still be a few things that you don’t think to pack, so we made a list of some of the most commonly left behind items.
A Nice Hanger
Imagine a photo of a beautiful wedding dress hanging up in the bridal suite. The bride is standing there looking up at her dress, excited for her big day. Then you see that this beautiful dress is hanging on a cheap plastic hanger. It’s a minor detail, but one that can make a photo much more appealing. Invest a small amount in a cute wedding hanger.
A Change of Shoes
This is going to be one of the best days of your life, you’re going to want to be comfortable, and most girls are familiar with how much heels can hurt. After you’re done taking photos, have a comfy pair of flats or sandals ready so you can comfortably dance the night away!
Emergency kits, you probably don’t need it, but if you do, you really need it. They can be total lifesavers on your wedding day. It’s best to be prepared and prevent your day from being ruined. Here are a few of the essentials that we recommend everyone have in their emergency kit:
- Aspirin, Tylenol, Tums, allergy medication
- Floss and mints
- Lint Roller
- Small sewing kit
- Stain Remover
- Super Glue
- Bobby pins and hair ties
- Safety Pins
- Q-tips and makeup remover
Purses or Tote Bags
Sadly, your wedding dress probably won’t come with pockets. So bring along a cute tote bag or purse to keep all of your stuff together. You can put your Maid of Honor or Mom in charge of keeping track of it for you.
A Change of Clothes
Some couples might prefer to change before they leave the wedding, especially in cases where the wedding dress is large or becomes uncomfortable after a long day.
Make sure you have your entire outfit ready, every detail. The bride needs her dress, jewelry, veil, shape-ware, shoes, etc. For the groom make sure in addition to your suit or tux you have your socks, cufflinks, tie, pocket square, belt, etc.
The Marriage License
This seems obvious, but you would be surprised by how many couples forget to bring it! Make sure your officiant or someone responsible is in charge of the license before and after the ceremony. Make sure you schedule a time during the day to sign the license. Immediately after the ceremony is typically a good time, we do not recommend waiting until the end of the night to sign it.