9 Things Every Bride Forgets On Her Wedding Day
You’ve got the caterer set up and you’re looking breathtaking in your wedding dress. You’re ready to dance the night away with your new spouse. You’ve got everything planned out perfectly, right?
Probably not. Chances are, you’ve forgotten a thing or two. Here are 9 of the most common things every bride will probably forget on her wedding day.
1.) Having “point people.” There needs to be someone that you can count on for some of those random tasks, like collecting your wedding gifts, making sure all the luggage is in the car for the honeymoon and hanging onto your wedding dress until you get back.
2.) Bringing a pretty hanger for your dress.Still photography is all the rage at weddings and one of the most classic pictures is the lone wedding dress hanging, bathed in window light. Of course no one thinks of that old, plastic hanger until the time comes to take a picture of it.
3.) Packing an emergency kit. A million things could go wrong, and you’ll be thankful you have a kit full of things like extra bobby pins, deodorant, eye drops, tissues, antacids, band-aids and anything else you might need (Emergency Kits available at The Wedding Shoppe).
4.) A picnic dinner. If you’ve talked to anyone about a wedding, they’ve probably told you that you’ll have hardly any time to eat…and they’re right. You might find time to scarf down a couple bites, but it’s not likely. Have your caterer pack you a little to-go meal for the night (including a couple pieces of cake). That way, when you leave the reception at 1:00 in the morning, you and your fiancé (oops, we mean spouse!) can enjoy your wedding meal in peace and privacy. And speaking of food…
5.) Feeding your bridal party. You might not be able to eat due to all the butterflies already in your stomach, but your bridesmaids are hungry. Ask someone to bring back a little plate of sandwiches and snacks to have while you’re getting ready.
6.) Having a “Just Married” sign.Whether it’s writing the words on the back window of a truck or creating a cute little sign to hang off the bumper, make sure you plan this one ahead of time.
7.) Creating an itinerary. You may know the day’s events inside and out, but it’s doubtful that everyone else does. Create an itinerary available for anyone to reference throughout the day. You don’t want your family taking off for the reception right after the ceremony if that’s the time you’ve delegated to take family photos.
8.) A thank-you speech. The Maid of Honor and the Best Man have probably been practicing and honing their speech for weeks now (or at least you would like to think so), but you probably haven’t thought about the thank-you speech at all. No worries, just write down a few things you are grateful for (everyone for being here, especially guests that traveled particularly far, people that helped with the wedding planning, etc.) and mention them in a light, short speech.
9.) Stopping to smell the roses. Your wedding day will most likely be a complete blur; everything goes by so fast! So throughout the day make sure to stop for a second and soak up everything that is happening. Really take it all in, you’ll be glad you did later.
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