Let’s face it, it is hard enough remembering tasks and info on any day in your regular life so, why would your busy wedding week be any different? I have done a little bit of research and found the 10 most common things you forget on your big day.
Bling up your ring! At the beginning of your wedding week take your ring into your jewelers and have it all shined up, you are going to want that ring to sparkle. Also have them check it over for any lose stones, dings and nicks. This usually makes the perfect time for them to check it over for any insurance purposes.
Guestbook and pens, whether it be an actual guestbook or something slightly different, make sure you have it all ordered or printed and ready to go. Attach a baggie of pens or markers to the guestbook so they are all there for when you set up your guestbook table. There is nothing more annoying than scrounging up a bunch of random pens.
Marriage License, this one may seem very obvious and it is but you have to make sure you have this or else you cannot get married. So what ever you do, make sure this is packed away and ready to go first. Even have someone double check with you when setting up or getting ready.
Invitation suite, this one is so easy to forget. I will even admit I totally forgot to bring an extra invite suite on my wedding day. Often we don’t really think about the invites since they are sent out in advance. Another tip is to keep your invitation suite with all your other wedding day details, this makes it easier for you photographer. If you aren’t sure what other wedding day details to include, I have a wedding tip post on that.
Touch up bag, create a small little bag or clutch to take every where with you, that includes mascara, lipstick/gloss, perfume and anything else to help keep you feeling and looking fresh all day. This is a huge must for those summer weddings.
Passport and identification, this one is only important if you are travelling for your wedding or taking off on your honeymoon right after your reception. If you are leaving on your honeymoon immediately after your reception maybe try and have someone who you trust hang on to it through out the wedding day. You won’t want to leave that lying around with so many guests and things going on.
Break in your shoes. I highly suggest two to three months before your wedding spend some serious time breaking in those heels.
Bring a comfy pair of shoes as well. Even if you did spend the time breaking in your heels and they are pretty comfy already, I would still suggest having a back up comfy pair. Your wedding day is sooooo long and even with the comfiest shoes your feet are going to be tired.
Ring box or ring pillow, whatever your rings are going to held in during the ceremony, make sure you have it packed up. I am not going to lie, a week before my wedding I hadn’t even bought one yet. It seriously was the smallest detail but finding a ring box last minute that I liked was not easy.
Cake cutting accessories, last but not least these buggers always seem to top the list of most forgotten wedding day item. Sometimes I don’t understand how because all I wanted to do was cut into my gorgeous but more importantly DELICIOUS cake, haha! I will say, start looking early for your cake cutting set because it can be challenging to find a nice set that goes with your wedding day style. Also keep in mind any cake stands or plates you may want to have.
I hope this list helps you get organized and prevents you from forgetting any little things, like I did. If this list did help you let me know in the comments below!