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wedding day checklist

Wedding Day Checklist


You have spent many months planning and it’s almost time for the big day! Now all you have to do is show up, right? Wrong! The week before your wedding is the best time to start making your wedding day checklist and gathering things. Where do you begin?

Whether you have left a few tasks or items to get at the last minute or they have slipped your mind, our last-minute checklist will serve as an important reminder of what is left to get. To make sure you don’t miss a beat, continue reading for the ultimate wedding day checklist of things you need for your special day!

Wedding Rings

This is number one because…duh! Those pesky little rings can be easy to forget. You can certainly bring them to the wedding yourself, or hand them over to a trusted person at the rehearsal dinner.

Marriage License

Getting your marriage license from your local clerk’s office or other government site is an important step on your wedding planning checklist. However, so is actually bringing it to your wedding.

Handheld Steamer

I can’t promise you sunshine on your wedding day, but I can promise you one thing: Wrinkles. In your own wedding dress (no matter how meticulously pressed it comes back to you from the seamstress), in your bridesmaids’ dresses, in your partner’s look and their attendants’ outfits, in your mother’s dress…you see where we’re going with this.

Overnight Bag

Pack a little tote with essentials you’ll need for the next morning: something comfy to wear, undies, hairbrush, soap, hair ties, toothbrush, etc. Ask a trusted friend to make sure that bag ends up wherever you do on your wedding night so you can sleep easy knowing you won’t be showing up at the continental breakfast in your $5,000 a-line mermaid dress.

Backup Wedding Shoes

No matter what you spent on your wedding shoes, footwear issues do arise. Just in case of a broken strap or cracked heel, bring an extra pair of shoes that are a similar height and style to your original wedding shoes. If you want to slip into a more comfortable pair of shoes for your reception, bring those as well!

Extra Undergarments

No matter how strategically you plan your double-sided tape and Spanx approach, come the morning of your wedding, all bets are off! Not to mention, all of your bridesmaids will suddenly need to tape their dresses on, also. Or, someone will bring a bra that doesn’t work with their dress. Or, someone will sweat their tape off (or you will sweat your tape off). So, bring a little extra of everything as part of your wedding-day checklist for you and remind your bridesmaids to also.


Choosing the right deodorant for your wedding day actually may be quite a process. You’ll want to find something that will keep you dry for an extended period of time, doesn’t leave any white marks, and has a pleasing scent or no scent. Bar deodorant also serves another purpose. Use it as a lubricant on your feet so your shoe straps are less likely to cause blisters and irritation!

Emergency Kit

Wedding day emergency kits must-include items:

  • Band-aids
  • Antacids
  • Pain reliever
  • Nail polish remover
  • Tissues
  • Hairspray
  • Lipstick
  • Bobby pins
  • Safety pins
  • Lotion
  • Tampons or pads
  • Sewing kit
  • Stain remover

Wedding Invitations

A wedding flat lay is a photo composed of your wedding stationery, as well as other important and decorative items, like your shoes, rings, flowers, and more. Talk to your photographer before your wedding day to find out what they’ll need to create a beautiful flat lay, and be sure to bring the necessary items with you.

Extra Phone Chargers

There will be some phone charging time during your wedding day, most likely while getting ready, but you’ll probably want your phone nearby, not yoked to an outlet across the room. You also won’t want to be competing for outlet space with seven bridesmaids. Therefore, having some ready-to-go charging banks on your last-minute wedding day checklist will pay off big time!

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