The morning of your wedding day will be a whirlwind of excitement, nerves, and anticipation. It’s a time filled with laughter, tears, and unforgettable moments shared with your closest friends and family. To ensure that your wedding morning goes off without a hitch, it’s essential to plan ahead and pack all the necessary items you’ll need for you and your partner. It’s better to expect the unexpected! 

This wedding day checklist will guide you through everything you should bring to get ready for your big day!

Bridal Attire and Accessories:

  • Wedding Gown
  • Veil or Hairpiece
  • Undergarments (bras, underwear, shapewear)
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry (earrings, necklace, bracelet, rings)
  • Extra hairpins, clips, and hair ties

Grooms Attire and Accessories:

  • Suit or tuxedo
  • Shirt and tie/bowtie
  • Shoes
  • Cufflinks and pocket square
  • Any personal care items 

Hair and Makeup Essentials:

If you plan to do your own hair and makeup these are packing must-haves! Don’t forget about your rehearsal dinner, welcome party, and farewell brunch where you will need to do your own hair and makeup! 

  • Hair styling tools (curling iron, flat iron, hairdryer)
  • Hair products (hairspray, hairpins, hairbrush)
  • Makeup (foundation, blush, lipstick mascara, etc.)
  • Makeup brushes and applicators
  • Mirror

Wedding Day Checklist of Personal Care Items:

  • Perfume and/or cologne
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush or toothpaste
  • Mouthwash and dental floss
  • Face wash and moisturizer
  • Breath mints

Emergency Kit:

  • Sewing kit and extra buttons
  • Safety pins
  • Garment tape
  • Stain remover wipes
  • First aid kit (band-aids, pain relievers)
  • Tissues
  • Umbrellas
  • Iron or Steamer

Important Documents and Items:

  • Wedding vows
  • Marriage License
  • Photo checklist for your photographer
  • Rings with a designated person and ready for the photographer

Wedding Day Checklist For everyone:

  • Snacks and beverages
  • Straws to avoid lipstick smudges
  • Phone chargers
  • Thank you gifts for your bridal party
  • Bottled Water
  • Champagne for toasts

Your wedding morning sets the tone for the entire day, and having everything you need can make the experience smoother and more enjoyable. By planning ahead and using a checklist, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re fully prepared to get ready on your wedding day. 

We have prepared the ultimate Wedding Day Checklist for you! Download and print the complete checklist for free by heading to the bottom of the homepage of our website. This will ensure that you don’t forget any essentials. So, relax, take a deep breath, and get ready to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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