When planning a wedding, couples are so focused on their plans for the ceremony and reception that they often forget about what they need while getting ready on the morning of the wedding. Here at Four Oaks Manor we always give our couples a checklist for the morning of their wedding so they don’t end up saying “oh man, I can’t believe I forgot that!”. Here are a few reminders so you don’t forget the little things.
This is an easy one to forget. You are so focused on what your dinner will be for your guests, you forget about your breakfast/lunch. No one wants a hangry bride or bridesmaids. Be prepared. Whether you are getting ready at the salon or at your venue, do not forget to bring something to eat or plan out a meal time. Sandwiches are always an easy thing to grab while you are getting your hair done or getting dressed. Chips and water bottles are also easy things to grab that will also keep you full, happy, and hydrated. If you want something with “a little extra” in it, then a mimosa bar is a cute way to add to the fun of becoming picture perfect.
In any get together or party, music is essential. Whether you want something calming or upbeat while you get ready, music adds a little extra to the environment and the getting ready process. Phone speakers usually aren’t the best so make sure to pack those portable speakers so everyone can enjoy your “getting ready” playlist.
3. Wedding Attire
Sometimes couples get ready at the place they are staying, but if you plan on getting dressed at the venue then make sure you have the proper attire for your special day. For women make sure you have your dress, earrings, necklace, shoes, bracelet(s), and any hair accessories (vail, crown, clips, etc.) For men make sure you have all of your tux components, cuff links, shoes, socks, and pocket squares. The Bride and Groom are not the only ones who will need to make sure they have their wedding day accessories. Send this checklist to your bridesmaids and groomsmen to help them remember all of their wedding accessories.
4. Marriage License
If you do not have a predetermined plan with your officiant then make sure you have your license with you on the day of the wedding. Your officiant should sign it right after the ceremony. This is something that is easily forgotten by both couples and officiants. Some officiant’s mail it in themselves, but others make the couples mail it in so make sure you know what your officiant plans on doing with the license after he/she signs it.
5. The Rings
Yes this happens! It is easy to get caught up with your day that you forget to bring the rings to your wedding. Make a plan to have those rings ready to go at the ceremony; whether it is with members of your wedding party, the officiant, or your fiancé.