August 21, 2021

What Not To Forget On Your Wedding Day

Don’t Forget…. Must-Haves for Your Wedding Day

As a Wedding Photographer for over 20 years, I can tell you that at almost every single wedding, someone forgets something.  And sometimes that something is vitally important.  So to help you along with your Wedding Plan, we are offering you a list of What Not To Forget On Your Wedding Day so you can make sure you are not one of Those People.  So what are the Must-Haves for your wedding day?

The Marriage License:  Believe it or not, this is an often overlooked and important item!  Your Officiant needs you to bring it, it needs to be signed, and they need to submit it to the proper State Office. We suggest that after you receive this important scrap of paper that you put it with all the things you are bringing to your getting ready location so it is on site with you on the Big Day.  The Marriage License is definitely one of the Must-Haves for a Wedding Day.

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Signing the License is not just a Photo Op! You need it signed by two witnesses and submitted for your marriage to be legal!

Invitation Suite:  One of our most requested detail shots in Wedding Photography is a photo of the invitation/stationary suite with the rings/flowers, etc.  But lots of times, it is left at home!  Be sure to put your wedding stationary in a ziplock bag (along with the License) and place it with the things you will be bringing with you.

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One of the most forgotten items on the wedding day is a copy of the wedding invitation.

The Wedding Rings:  Speaking of rings–again, one of the most important items, but often overlooked in the frantic rush to get out the door!  Make a clear plan on whose responsibility this is, and be sure to double check before getting in the car.

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Don’t forget the rings!

An Emergency Kit:  Wedding 911–you need to have a small kit to handle any emergent crises like a ripped seam, an inopportune stain, etc.   Experience has shown that if it can happen, it will happen.  Be prepared and plan ahead.

Undergarments and Unmentionables:  Your dress has been fitted according to what you plan to be wearing as foundation items.  So please do not forget the Spanx or your strapless bra.  You want to be lifted and tucked in all the right places so your gown showcases you in the best way possible.  And while we are talking about clothing–be sure to pack a nice robe for the getting ready portion of your wedding day.  You will look and feel amazing.

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Bring a beautiful robe to get ready in. If we have time, we may even be able to do a couple of Bridal Boudoir photos.

Cake Knife and Toasting Flutes:  Many couples receive a Cake Knife and/or Toasting Flutes as gifts at their Engagement Party or Bridal Shower.  They are often very beautiful, so it would be a shame if they were left behind.  Be sure to drop them off at the reception venue or with your caterer a few days prior to the Wedding so you don’t forget them.

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Don’t forget the Toasting Glasses!
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A personalized Cake Knife is always a nice touch–remember to pack it.
What Not To Forget On Your Wedding Day
Most importantly–don’t forget to relax and smile! Love how happy this couple looks after their wedding at Thacher Park.

Enjoy yourself and be in the moment!  Relax and smile!

So there you have it–What Not To Forget On Your Wedding Day.  If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy this Wedding Planning Post.

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