When it comes to your wedding there are a million and one things that you plan for, an emergency kit, your transportation, and your day-of itinerary will all be locked down by the big day. Those things are just the tip of the iceberg of the wedding day essentials needed to get you through the day. Deer Creek Golf Club has been in the wedding industry long enough to know some of the not-so-obvious things you’ll need for the day.
Our day of coordinator has a list of things that will have you fully prepared for any crunch-time needs or obstacles that may come up. The last thing you want is a delay in the ceremony because you have to get your legal documents or try to find an ATM.
Things You Need on Your Wedding Day
Having a checklist of some wedding day must-haves will help you feel a little less flustered and worried about small details. Here are some things to add to your checklist:
- Cash Envelopes
- Marriage License
- Change of Shoes
- Outdoor Supplies
Between the different vendors and tips that will need to be paid on the day of, it will make your life a whole lot easier if you have individual envelopes with the different cash amounts needed in them. Make sure that your day of coordinator knows where they are and what goes to who. It is also important to know who to tip and how much to tip them. There is a lot of heavy lifting involved in setting up your ceremony and reception. Having some extra cash on hand is also a good idea just in case one of your vendors doesn’t accept cards or their card reader stopped working.
When it comes to your wedding ceremony, you’ll probably want your marriage to be legal, so don’t forget your marriage license. You’ll be so focused on your wedding day so make sure the officiant has it or that your day of coordinator has it to pass over to the officiant. Whoever has it make sure that they are responsible and can be trusted.
Even if you are having an unplugged ceremony or are just unplugging yourself for the day, you still might want to keep your phone charged for family members, friends, attendants, and vendors to get in touch with you throughout the day in case of an emergency or they get lost if your ceremony and reception are in different locations. And given that it is such a big day, you and your partner will probably receive more text messages than you do on your birthday, so appoint someone to be your designated person to handle certain phone calls and texts. Have a charger nearby in case you need to plug it in.
Change of Shoes
As much as you may be enjoying your brand-new wedding heels, by the time the dancing starts you will probably want to kick them off and put on something a little more comfortable. Having a comfy pair of sneakers or sandals on hand will be extremely helpful. Some brides even splurge and get cute “bride” label shoes to change into.
You may be wondering why you would need tools on your wedding day, but they are the most important of the wedding day essentials. You will want to be prepared for any kind of surprises, so a basic set of tools, like a screwdriver, hammer, nails, double-sided tape (this is good to have for both wardrobe or decor malfunctions), glue, and a set of eyeglass screwdrivers in case they are needed.
If you are having an outdoor wedding then have a few supplies ready to go just in case mother nature decides to crash the party. Some of these supplies especially in a South Florida wedding venue include bug spray, sunscreen, and aloe vera will all play a crucial role in daytime ceremonies.
Even after using the best makeup artist, makeup can still get smudged from happy tears. Keeping a small bag full of the cosmetics for touch-ups and fixes. Keep some basics for the groom too, tissues, deodorant, a mini brush, or other mini hair products that might be needed.
After a long day of standing, crying, eating, drinking, dancing, and celebrating with their loved ones, most couples might need some pain relief or antacids for all the food, cakes, and possibly drinks. You can even bring enough for the wedding party and guests.
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If all of this seems like a lot to take in, then you can hire a wedding planner to help you keep your mind organized and stress-free. Our experts have also put together a few wedding timeline tips to help you still on track too.