Your wedding day is one of the best and most memorable days of your life. There is a lot of planning and preparation involved which can mean that you’re bound to forget some things. When it comes to the day, you’ll suddenly remember the things you’ve forgotten about for the past few months, and your wedding won’t run as smoothly as it should. That’s why we have put together a list, the brides usually forget to do before their big day. Take a look at the list and ensure your wedding runs the best it possibly can.
Prepare your Touch-Up Bag
Your makeup artist may do your makeup in the morning of your wedding to ensure you look stunning. However, your wedding day is extremely long, and makeup doesn’t always last as long as you’d like. Instead of hiring your makeup artist to stay with you the whole day, prepare a touch-up bag so that you can go into the bathroom whenever you need to do a re-touch. It’s a more affordable way to stay looking beautiful as ever.
Plan Morning-Of Snacks
Get all your favourite snacks together to share with the bridal party when everyone is getting ready. Breakfast may not be on the cards if you’re nervous so get yourself some yummy snacks to enjoy during the morning and then you won’t be too hungry during the ceremony.
Get Your Bridal Gifts
This one is pretty self-explanatory but is something that many brides forget to do, purchase the bridal party gifts. Even if you only buy small gifts to show your appreciation of them being involved in the day, something small is better than nothing at all!
Consult the Mother of the Groom for Her Outfit
Mother of the groom dresses are always forgotten about, consult the mother of the groom before the big day to make sure she has the dress she loves and that it doesn’t clash with anything else in your wedding theme. If she’s not aware of the colours of dress that will best complement the day, then she won’t be able to buy a dress right for your day. It may be that your mom wants the mother of the bride dresses tea length, this is a request both mothers need to know about.
Buy Extra Tech Chargers
Phones and iPods are prone to run out of battery when taking many photos and videos, buying extra chargers for the after party will be a lifesaver for many people as they often forget their own charger. Get some cheap ones for around $2 each and spread them around the venue.
Apply for a Marriage License
It’s pretty hard to get married without having your marriage license at hand, but you’d be surprised how many couples forget to apply for the permit. Remember it can take up to 2 months for the license to arrive so as soon as you set a date, apply and bring the certificate with you on the day.
Get a Guestbook and Pens
It’s always lovely to get your guests to write in the guestbook, but how can that happen if you don’t buy one beforehand? This is such an important aspect of the wedding that many brides forget about before the day.
Buy Water-Proof Eyelashes and Mascara
There may be a lot of crying throughout the day, and there is nothing worse than ruining your makeup, waterproof mascara will be your hero and savior on your wedding day, ensure you use it when you’re getting your makeup done in the morning.
Take Extra Invitations for Photos
Although it’s not essential, it’s super cute to get some extra photos done displaying the invitations of your wedding day, giving some additional invitations and giving them to the photographer to play around with and be adventurous may mean you have some amazing photos to choose from in the end.
Bring Extra Comfortable Shoes
We all know a wonderful bride who forgot to take an alternative to her heels on the big day. Bringing extra comfortable wedding shoes and dance shoes will lead to no regrets; having them will mean you can dance the night away with no worries at all.