Preparing for the Wedding Day
You've planned, you've confirmed, and you've planned some more. All that's left to do is get married — or so it seems. There are some final preparations for the wedding day that still need to be tended to. So get going! There are things to pack, copies to make, and places to go.
A Place for Everything
I have a lot of wedding accessories. Do I just bring them with me on the wedding day? First, sort the accessories; put the ceremony items together and the reception items together so there is no question about where anything should be. Then, ask your wedding planner if she will be responsible for delivering the items to the correct venue. If so, drop them off at her office one to two days prior to the wedding. If you do not have a wedding planner, ask the location manager at the ceremony and reception venues if there is a secure room where these items can be stored and drop the items off there prior to the wedding day. If neither of these options works out, ask a (very) trustworthy friend to take charge of this task.
Amenity baskets, filled with aspirin, hairspray, mouthwash, mints, shoe shine towels, bobby pins, and other necessities can be placed in the reception restrooms and are a great treat for the guests. It shows you are trying to take care of the guests' every need, just as a good host should.
What wedding accessories do I need for my wedding? Each wedding differs in design and style. Your particular wedding may have more or fewer accessories than those listed here. Add in specialty items, check them off, and you are ready for the wedding day.
Wedding Accessory Checklist
Bubbles, rose petals, etc.
Cash and envelopes (extra)
Copies of itinerary, vendors' contracts, vendor contact numbers, seating chart
Disposable table cameras
Flower girl basket
Guest book and pen