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If there is one thing I wished I would have taken the time to look up before I got married it would be what NOT to forget. You know all those little things that end up being essential. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of the day that you forget silly things you wouldn’t normally. In my case, I totally forgot to pack the bra I specifically had purchased to wear with my dress. I never even thought to check for it because why would I forget it?! There was also a MAJOR miscommunication with the reception venue and they ended up double-booking our reception room. Thankfully it was all sorted out in the end.
So as a result of my own wedding day blunders, the numerous wedding’s I’ve been a part of, and the dozen’s I’ve photographed I’ve realized there are a whole plethora of things you might not even think to pack! So here is a list of wedding day essentials I have created to help your day go as smoothly as possible.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Nothing is ever going to go perfectly. So if you can let the little things go I promise you will enjoy your day so much more!
Put someone else in charge. You don’t have to be the one making all of the decisions on the day of the wedding. Hiring a wedding coordinator (bonus some venues come with these) that can take care of all of the last-minute details that are bound to come up can really be essential! They’ve done this far more than anyone else has so why not let them deal with it? If a coordinator isn’t in your budget have a personal attendant there. A Personal attendant should be someone you trust to get things done! Do you and your aunt see eye-to-eye? Maybe your sister who is also your best friend knows how to take care of business! Or perhaps your old college roommate just lives for these types of things. Put them in charge! You won’t regret it.
Leave the drama at the door. There is always going to be someone that wants to make your day all about them. It might be a parent, sibling, another family member, or even a friend. Seriously, don’t even engage. Don’t let them ruin your big day! This day is about you and the love of your life. There is always time for drama the next day.
But most importantly, just remember to have fun and enjoy this time with your new spouse, friends, and family!
If you have any wedding day essentials that you think need to be added to the list please leave a comment!
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