(Closed) Common Things Brides Forget

posted 4 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 2
62 posts
Worker bee

I’d love to hear from experienced Bees. I’m 2.5 months out and feel like i’ve forgotten everything Lol!

Post # 3
10275 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

It didn’t really cause panic or stress but I did forget about getting a card box until the day before. I just ran to target and found a cute wooden box that would work. Other than that I didn’t forget anything.

Post # 4
1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Umbrellas. I was so caught up in sticking to my timeline getting ready, making sure I had the bag full of things I’d packed to take to the wedding location, etc. I briefly checked the weather and saw there was a chance of rain, but my brain was so preoccupied with wedding stuff that it never occurred to me to pack a damn umbrella! My poor little brother had to run through the rain to buy overpriced umbrellas so we could get to the reception without being soaked. He, however, looked like a drowned rat because I forgot to pack one simple thing! 

Post # 5
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I didn’t think about transportation to and from the venue, especially our exit. I’d planned a bubble exit, but totally spaced on how we were actually leaving the venue after that and who was driving what etc. We actually had a family friend drive our car for us and she had to be waiting for us in the driveway before the exit.

I also didn’t think about vendors that needed cash or checks on the day (including tips). Make sure you have envelopes filled and labelelled so someone can handle that for you day-of.


Having all the details ready for your photographer is important too. They will need you invitation suite with all the pieces. I DIY’d all of mine and completely forgot to bring a spare envelope and rsvp card. I’m so mad that I didn’t have everything photographed. It looks so sad with just the invite alone.



Post # 6
1491 posts
Bumble bee

Following because my wedding is in 2 months and I’m terrified of forgetting something! I feel like there’s so many small and easy to forget details. 

Post # 7
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I forgot to reallly break in my shoes, both the flats for the beach and the heels for the indoor reception. I didn’t want to scuff up the bottoms, but I shoud have worn them more. 

Post # 8
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I forgot to take a wedding invitation with me day of so the photographer could get that shot. Would’ve been nice to have a nice professional photo of them somewhere in the venue…

Post # 9
48 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

Things that I’m working on now (wedding in one month) is list of “must-have” pictures and “must play” songs at the reception. Also in search of a button up shirt to wear the day of the wedding; don’t want to mess up my hair and makeup before putting my dress on! You can do a hair and makeup trial if you haven’t done that yet. And buy a nice garmet bag for your dress!

Post # 10
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Start putting together a little day of kit. Things I ended up using were blotting sheets, tide pen, safety pins, eyelash glue, Bobby pins, Kleenex, blister guards or some sort of rub on stick for feet to prevent blisters and chaffing from heels. 

-Pens for sign in book

-As another bee mentioned, get thank you cards and get all your tip envelopes ready. Buy more and use them after the wedding. 

Post # 11
1422 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We forgot a flower girl basket!!! No idea how…one of my bridesmaids went to party city the morning of and snagged one for us. Thankfully, our venue could have helped us out if we needed. 

Checklists are your friend! Lol

Post # 12
253 posts
Helper bee

Great thread idea!

All of the above, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll think of things throughout the day and need somewhere to jot it down. Make lists – I have a month-by-month “to do” list, a “to bring” list (with stuff already in a pile in the living room), and a timeline for the week of. Use whatever medium works best for you: a nice one is a program called Evernote, which works on multiple computers and phones, and they sync with each other. I’m just using a couple of spreadsheets on my laptop. Use a pen and paper or a whiteboard – whatever works for you. The lists are a critical weapon against my anxiety. It helps stop things from cycling in my head, and I can remind myself to stop worrying about (x), because it’s going to be taken care of (next Tuesday, three days before, or whatever.)

Post # 13
5387 posts
Bee Keeper

I always heard don’t forget to eat something light before your ceremony and reception.



Post # 14
3803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

– Transport for the bridal party – e.g. if you are arriving in a car with your bridesmaids and then use that same car to go off for couple photos after the ceremony then your bridesmaids will need someone else to take them to the reception. Ditto with everyone getting home at the end. There was a slight kerfuffle with this at my wedding and another time when I was a bridesmaid I got stranded.

– If your ceremony includes signing things then remember a pen!

– Maybe a ring box of some kind? 

– If you don’t have live music then who will press play! 

Post # 15
3297 posts
Sugar bee

I forgot about the programs the day of! They were supposed to be put on the chairs at the ceremony, but they completely slipped my mind!

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