Is it really your job as the bride to have a Wedding Day Checklist?
Ultimately— yes! Even if you have the most efficient Maid of Honor (MOH), you still want to communicate your expectations with her.
More often than not, a bride will forget something on her wedding day. So, two heads are better than one.
Keep this checklist in your Notes App and give it to your MOH to ensure your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible!
The Ultimate Bride Wedding Day Checklist: Top 4 Wedding Things You Forget!
Okay, let's be honest for a second: Something will likely go wrong at your wedding.
An estimated 2.5 million weddings happened in 2022, according to a wedding report summary.
And out of those weddings, we've been graced with video after video of brides (or wedding photographers) dishing out things bride's always forget on their wedding day.
The problem is that this list could be endless. That's why I put together the ULTIMATE Bride Wedding Checklist with only four wedding things you're likely to forget.
#1: The Jewelry
As the bride, you might be stingy with how much jewelry you're wearing. After all, is anything going to beat your new wedding ring?
Of course, you still want to accessorize (here are some wedding day jewelry ideas for the bride).
And you don't want your bridal party to show up without any bling!
The best thing you can do is to keep everyone's jewelry in one pouch. And then lock that pouch in a safe. And then don't open that safe until the day of the wedding.
This way, everyone knows their jewelry is safe and accounted for. If you need some ideas on necklaces or bracelets for your bridal party, check out these essentials.
Oh, and don't forget the main accessory: WEDDING RINGS!
#2: Bring Snacks
You and your wedding party will be miserable if you don't eat before heading to the venue.
It doesn't matter if you're having a morning or evening wedding— making sure you have something to munch on will save you from fainting at the altar.
Plus, certain foods can help calm your wedding day jitters. Yogurt, almonds, fruit, and dark chocolate all have nutrients and antioxidants that are proven to reduce anxiety.
#3: The Go-Bag
No, this isn't in case of a runaway bride moment.
Every bride should have this emergency kit on her wedding day. We're talkin' a Mary Poppins-type of bag.
Inside, you'll have endless tools that can solve any mishaps you (or your guests) might encounter.
Did Uncle Tony get salsa on his button-up? Save the shirt with a Tide Pen.
Did your brother lose a contact lens? Help him clean it up with your travel size contact solution.
Here is a list of 30 things you should have in your Go-Bag to eliminate forgetting things on your wedding day:
- Safety pins
- Bobby pins
- Tide Pen
- Earring backs
- Extra clothes (sweaters, underwear, etc.)
- Second pair of shoes
- Baby wipes
- Sewing kit
- Eye drops
- Contact solution
- Floss picks
- Lip gloss/balm
- Nail polish that matches what you're wearing
- Mini Makeup bag (eyeliner, eyelash glue, mascara, foundation, etc.)
#4: Gifts for Guests
An open bar, good food, and a night of celebrations are good enough gifts for most of your guests.
However, many couples like to bring gifts on their wedding day to give to those who help the most.
For example, you might want to gift your grandma or aunt a custom framed picture or a special bracelet .
A unique Mother of the Bride/Groom gift like this Mama necklace can really make the day special for those who raised you. You could also go for something simple like a nice cardigan to keep her warm during the reception or a handmade gift.
And the final thing you want to check off your Bride Wedding Day Checklist is gifts for your gals. Consider gifting your bridesmaids with matching rings or bracelets, and honor your MOH a monogram ring.