Brides have so much on their minds that it is literally impossible to remember everything. This inspired us to dedicate a post to help brides remember some of the random details that are often forgotten on the wedding day. This list doesn’t include everything but we hope it helps.
Paying the Wedding Vendors
Most of your wedding vendors must be paid in full by the day of your wedding. Make sure to assign someone to take care of paying each vendor. Don’t forget about tipping your vendors.
Cash in Hand
Most brides find out that they need cash at some point during their wedding day. From tipping bellhops to paying for valet parking, there are dozens of reasons you should have cash on hand.
Your wedding day will be one of the longest days of your life. Breakfast, lunch and dinner simply might not be enough.
Don’t forget that you will need to hang your wedding dress and the groom will need to hang his tux. Having a fancy hanger for your wedding dress is perfect for a classic photograph.
A Thank You Speech
Don’t forget that your wedding guests have sacrificed to make your wedding memorable. Thank you speeches from the bride and groom are always appropriate.
Trust us when we say that your phone will be ringing off the hook. Everyone will have questions for you. Having your phone charger is a must. If you don’t want to be burdened with phone calls, give your phone to your maid of honor. She can take care of answering questions for you.
Wearing heels all day is very uncomfortable. Flats will make your day much more enjoyable.
Decorating the Entrance
When your guests arrive, the first thing they see is the entrance. It is common for brides to put all of their attention to the inside of the venue. The entrance is equally important.
Entertainment for Kids
This might be the most important item on this list! Having something for the kids to do during the reception will make your reception much better. Some reception centers have a children’s room and others don’t. Make sure you provide a way for the kids to be entertained.
Brides Emergency Kit
Your bridal “emergency kit” is everything that you might need throughout the day. This should include: makeup, hairspray, safety pins, deodorant, ibuprofen, tums, or anything else that you might need on your wedding day.
Pack an Overnight Bag
Make sure you have everything you need for the wedding night; from a toothbrush to a change of clothes for tomorrow. Don’t forget your contact case and solution if you wear contacts.
Plane Tickets & Travel Documents
This might sound obvious but you wouldn’t believe how many brides have to make a trip home because they left the plane tickets.
Someone to Accompany the Gift Table
You need to keep the wedding gifts organized. Assign someone to accompany the gift table.
Eating Dinner and Cake
It’s surprising but many brides are so busy that they don’t take the time to eat the wedding dinner. You spent time and money to make ensure the perfection of the wedding dinner; take the time to enjoy it.
Just Married Sign
Many brides want a cute “just married” sign on the back of the getaway car. If you want one, you have to provide it. If you leave it to the groomsmen, “just married” will be written in toothpaste on the back window.
Cake Cutting Tools
This one is easy to forget.
Making a Schedule
You might have a schedule of what is happening and when but your wedding party and guests don’t. Make a wedding day schedule and give it to each member of the wedding party.
Assigned seating is not mandatory but it makes the reception smoother. If you don’t have assigned seating, you will have empty chairs here and there and you will have guests standing.
Person in Charge
Your wedding day will be overwhelming no matter what. If you have help, it will be much easier. Ask your mother or your maid of honor to be in charge on the wedding day. If there is a problem, she will be in charge of finding a solution.
Wedding Vendors Phone Numbers
You will probably be working with several different wedding vendors. You will need to communicate with them on your wedding day. Make sure you have their numbers on hand at all times.
Boutonniere for the Groom
A boutonniere is what separates the groom from his groomsmen. Having a boutonniere makes the groom look very classy.