I had an okay hanger for my dress, but didn’t think of it for the flower girl dresses, if you want pics.
Who is bringing the ring pillow/flower girl baskets/etc. to the ceremony site? Our wedding was delayed as my groom rushed around everywhere looking for this stuff. Turned out someone already had brought them to the site, lol.
Separate each tip beforehand. I was calculating the caterer tip drunk at midnight – I still have no idea how much I gave.
Hair frizz – it was humid and my upswept hair frizzed, didn’t even check or know and no-one told me, but it’s quite clear in the pics!
Competent dress bustler, if applicable – my mom and Mother-In-Law said they got it when the seamstress showed them. Then they were nowhere to be found after the pics and I couldn’t go to the cocktail party to find them or I’d never get out. Then it turned out they really had no clue, and my Maid/Matron of Honor had to figure it out from scratch. I missed my whole cocktail party because of this.
Bustle back-up – later someone stepped on my dress and one of the bustles tore. I lost another 30 minutes in the reception as everyone tried to figure out how to keep it up so I could continue dancing without getting stepped on.
I thought I’d just remember certain simple things (like that I wanted to make a small speech to thank everyone for travelling and mention a few people who passed) because I’d be there, but I really didn’t have a second to even think, so anything that was purely in my head just didn’t get done, no matter how obvious it was.
If you’re having brunch the day after, set the alarm before the wedding! We forgot and almost missed it entirely, lol.
If you don’t have a videographer, you probably want to ask somebody to take video w their iPhone, at least of the vows, first dance, toasts, etc. Even though many people might do this anyway, you don’t want to rely on that.
My coworker told me (after the wedding, thanks!) that you should always have a consigliere. Someone energetic, competent and unafraid to speak their mind. It should be someone NOT in the wedding party or close family, because they will be busy and distracted already. That person is there to make sure everything is done right, moving along well, and get it fixed when it’s not.
EDIT – sily one, but try on your panties beforehand. I had these expensive La Perla ones, but it turned out they were wedgie city.