Are you in the throws of planning your 2017 wedding? If so, you may have already locked down many important details, such as where you’ll wed, when, and who will be standing beside you when you exchange your “I do’s.” That said, there are several things you should have at your wedding that are easy to overlook, or forget, in the business of planning and then actually showing up to your big day. So whether you make a mental note, set a reminder in your phone, or entrust your maid-of-honor with the job of getting these, along with you, to the altar on time, just make sure you have the following, for your wedding day!
An Emergency Kit
Whether you buy a premade kit, or create your own, there are several essentials to have on hand for fashion and beauty emergencies. Bobby pins, safety pins, oil blotting papers, and a sample size of your lipstick (you can keep near you at all times) are just a few key items regularly suggested by the experts.
Gifts for Your VIPs
From your father to the flower girl, most couples want to give something extra to their loved ones on their wedding days, to let them know just how much they appreciate their presence and help with wedding planning. If you’re worried about forgetting these gifts, or that there will be no time to open them on your big day, itself, why not give them out at your rehearsal dinner, instead?
Cash for Tipping Vendors
While many of your wedding vendors won’t expect tips, they are always welcome. Plus, you will want to tip any professionals who generally receive them for their work, such as hair and makeup artists and your driver, for instance.
Whether you are headed straight to the airport after your ceremony, or staying the night in a nearby hotel, make sure you have your travel essentials on hand. In addition to toiletries, sleepwear, and other basic necessities, don’t forget your passport (if needed), tickets, etc.