Things get forgotten, that’s life. But when things get forgotten on your wedding day, it can feel like the end of the world. After months of planning and mapping out every detail of wedding day, the last thing you want is to forget something important. So hopefully this list helps you avoid that!


1.Eat! I understand that you might need to squeeze into your dress but you’ve also got a long night ahead of you so it’s important to be fueled. If you don’t want to eat one big meal, eat snacks throughout the day and stay hydrated.

2.Music for the bridal party while they get ready. One of the highlights of the wedding day is getting ready with your best friends. It’s a time to laugh, share memories, and hang out. Be sure that you not only have a playlist ready to go but that you also have a speaker ready.

3.Keep all owed money in one location. Chances are, you’re going to still owe a vendor or two some money. Make sure to put any outstanding payments in a clearly marked envelope with someone you trust, like your coordinator, so you aren’t scrambling for cash later.

4.The pieces. Imagine ordering two beautiful sets of cornhole boards for your guests to play during cocktail hour but as your crew sets them up, they realize that one key piece is missing – the cornhole bags. Check and double check that all of your items that need accessories (like cocktail hour games and guest books) are accounted for.

5.Clothes to change into after the wedding. No matter how gorgeous you look or how much you love your dress (maybe even a little more than the person you just married, kidding!), you will want some relief. If you are embarking on your honeymoon after your reception or traveling longer than 30 minutes, make sure you have a change of clothes handy and a place to change. Changing in the parking lot is not ideal and can lead to some pretty awkward stares.


6. Not everyone knows your plan. If you’re like me, then you have a detailed plan of every single item that goes on every single table and you have an army of people to help execute your dream. It’s crucial to make sure that you don’t forget to print multiple copies of your plan for those that are helping you set up and have assignments for everyone. The old saying “too many cooks in the kitchen” can definitely ring true on your wedding day.


7. Ship everything to one place and take an inventory often. This “forgetmenot” is ongoing and seems simple but it can be easy to ship items to a different address when you hastily checkout at Etsy. By keeping everything in one place, you will be able to easily pack and coordinate decorations plus keep a constant inventory so you don’t end up overbuying (and spending!).


8. Ask your guests if they have any food allergies. If you don’t have a food allergy, then you are likely not to take them into consideration when you plan your wedding menu. However, for someone with a food allergy, knowing what is in the food you serve is critical. Whether you include a line of the RSVP or simply ask around, this is one thing not to forget!


Even if you take my advice, chances are you are going to forget something else and that’s okay! It happens to everyone. Make sure to hire an excellent planner or coordinator who can work through those forgotten moments on wedding day to make sure everything still goes smoothly.


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