(Closed) List of things brides tend to forget ….

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Well, this is an article I found that is an Emergency Kit for the day of. I put one together for a friend’s wedding (I was MOH) and my Maid/Matron of Honor (same friend! ha) is doing one for us. I think that it was helpful for that aspect of your question.

Essentials – Emergency Kit for DAY OF

  • Aspirin (or pain reliever of choice)
  • Band-Aids
  • Bottle of water
  • Chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your wedding dress)
  • Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
  • Corsage pins
  • Dental floss/toothpicks
  • Eye drops
  • Extra earring backs
  • Extra panty hose
  • Hair pins/ponytail holder
  • Hand towelettes
  • Hem tape
  • Matches
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Scotch tape
  • Sedatives (don’t ask!)
  • Small folding scissors
  • Smelling salts (while we don’t expect anyone to faint, it has been known to happen)
  • Spot remover
  • Static-cling spray
  • Straws (so the bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick)
  • Tissues
  • Tweezers

The matron or maid of honor should keep the following items on hand at all times in a small evening bag for the bride:

  • Breath mints/spray
  • Cellular phone
  • Comb/brush
  • Cash (because you never know)
  • Hair spray
  • Linen handkerchief
  • Makeup (for touch-ups)
  • Mirror
  • Nail file
  • Perfume
  • Tampons/sanitary napkins

Optional Items

  • Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks
  • Krazy Glue (for nail fixes, shoe heels, decorations, even jewels)
  • Sunblock
  • LARGE Umbrella

Post # 6
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@lefeymw: and @njm1313: Isn’t it the greatest list ever? haha. I about died when I saw it and immediately saved it.

As far as planning things that have been forgotten…not gonna lie, I have a checklist for that too, so I don’t think I’ll be forgetting anything. Nor have I heard of anyone else, though I’m sure it happens!

Post # 7
1124 posts
Bumble bee

Sedatives? Haha.

Post # 8
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this is a good one, just sent it to my mom!

Post # 9
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

my one suggestion is because i lived it with my friend – if you have a corset dress CHECK CHECK CHECK that the ribbon/string thingy to tie the corset is in the dress bag

we were dressing the bride on the day of her wedding and discovered it was left at the store and the store was closed!  i was shocked by how calm the bride was but talk about last minute panic!


Post # 10
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@njm1313: remember the damn marriage certificate!!


When i worked witha bride she just though the pastor provided it..um no (atleast not in Canada)


And another couple thgouht that and had to fake sign a paper at their wedding!!


Post # 12
25 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

@eloping – oh my! I am curious as to how you all solved that problem?

Post # 13
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

  • shot list for your photographer
  • back up CD with songs for first dance and other special dances (our DJ actually forgot our songs soo this was necessary!)

Post # 14
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Randi Aud:  mum pulled out a very long white unused shoe string while brother raced to Spotlight (fabric store) to buy white ribbon.   there were 4 of us standing outside her room whispering about who gets to tell the bride that the ribbon thingy was missing, she was so calm it was scary 

Post # 15
25 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

@eloping – yikes! I wouldn’t have wanted to be the one to break that news. But glad it all worked out! 

I have a corset dress, so thanks for the heads-up. I will definitely be double checking for the tie 🙂

Post # 16
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just send this list to my mom…thanks!!

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