With so many things to double check and to take care of, it’s so easy to forget the tiny details of your wedding. To ease your stress and avoid panic, keep a list of these top things you shouldn’t forget on your big day.
Many brides often forget small hair details when leaving for their hair and makeup session. Don’t forget your tiaras, accessories, and jewelry. Some even forget their makeup! To avoid this, keep all these items in a single place.
Like the hair accessories, it is important to keep all the parts of your dress together so that no piece is left out. Include garter belts, stockings and slips. Sometimes, underwear is even overlooked because of too much excitement getting dressed.
Details of the ceremony
Here are some ceremony details that shouldn’t be left at home: the wedding rings, the ring bearer pillow, the candles and matches, and flower girl baskets. If you have custom-written vows, don’t forget to bring a copy.
Have your toasting glasses, wedding favors, cake knife and server delivered to the site of your reception a few days before your wedding so as not to forget them.
A point person
As the bride, it is impossible to do all the wedding tasks, minor or major. To help you get through the wedding responsibilities, appoint a close friend or family member to assist you. He or she will help you run errands, prepare for emergencies, and ensure that you are at ease.
Contact details of your vendors
If you have multiple vendors on your wedding day, make sure to have their contact information with you. You can hand the list to your point person. Beforehand, make sure to have all the vendors’ confirmations. This includes your limo driver’s contact number.
Important parts of the wedding can only happen once. If you leave things to chance, your photographer might miss a few parts and forget certain group shots with family and friends. Discuss with your photographer beforehand. Tell him of the pictures you want and don’t want.
Aside from having their contact numbers, let your point person confirm what time they will be arriving, and if that time is enough for them to set up their equipment before performing. Make sure you already handed a list of songs you want and don’t want for the event.
Back up music
Just in case you get in trouble with your wedding musicians, bring back up music. Prepare a CD containing the songs for your special dances. You can also make a playlist beforehand.
Don’t go hungry
Brides get too excited with the whole event really happening that they sometimes forget they still have to eat. Going through the day with an empty stomach won’t help at all. Order breakfast and lunch and have them delivered to your hotel room.
You’d never know when you’d be needing extra cash, even during your wedding. For instance, one vendor may have exceeded your expectations and you’d want to give them a tip.
Lastly, an emergency kit
To remedy ripped hems and stomach aches, remember to pack an emergency kit. The kit usually includes a compact mirror, deodorant, lip gloss, eye drops, bottled water, snacks, a small sewing kit, stain remover, hand wipes, a set of clothes, double sided tape, and tissues.
About the author: Melissa Page is a professional writer who loves everything about weddings. She blogs for Music for Scotland Ltd, a premier live music agency who represents talented wedding bands across Scotland such as the Superhouse Wedding Band. When she’s not busy writing, she hangs out with her friends in a coffee shop. She also loves traveling, bowling, and books.
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