10 Things You’ll Forget to Do on Your Own Wedding Day

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Take it from our team at Deer Creek Golf Club, your big day will go by in a flash. In fact, it’s not at all unusual for the happy couple to “miss” the whole thing. Lost in all the pageantry and emotion, there are things you’ll forget to do on your wedding day. Use this wedding day guide from one of the premier country clubs in South Florida to remember the little things you might forget.


We spoke to some brides and grooms and asked them for advice. You’ll see their quotes sprinkled in throughout this article. Let’s take a look at Deer Creek Golf Club’s top ten things you’ll forget on your wedding day.

1. The Emotions of Your New Life Partner

It’s tough to admit, but it’s easy to lose sight of your bride/groom when you’re caught up in your own emotions. Don’t forget to take a moment and really appreciate your new partner in crime. They’ll most likely be struggling with the same stresses and will need that break to relish in your relationship. 

2. Bathrooms are Important

You must know the quickest route to relief. With all the running around you’ll be doing all day, it’s important to avoid time running around looking for the bathroom. Even more important, the bathrooms will have a mirror so you can check yourself out and make sure you are looking good!

“TMI, but hopefully someone can learn from this: Have a bathroom plan while you’re getting ready. I had a hotel room where all of us girls were getting ready with hair/makeup. What I didn’t take into account was that when I’m nervous, I have to use the restroom frequently, and I wasn’t comfortable doing that while they were all just outside the door. 🙁 So I ended up having to use the lobby restroom and all those people eating the hotel’s breakfast saw me with my hair in rolls like an old lady.” – BernThereDoneThat.

3. Don’t Forget to Remind the Photographer What Pictures You Want

Remember that most photographers have multiple weddings to keep track of. They may mix up your big day with someone else’s and forget a specific photo you were wanting. A careful reminder to the photographer about what pictures you want can take care of that. Or, to make sure they’re prepared come wedding day, give them a checklist in advance. 

4. Overnight Bag

You will have so many important things to worry about on your wedding day. It’ll be easy to forget something easy like a phone charger or overnight clothes. Taking thirty minutes a few days before your wedding day to pack an overnight bag can relieve the potential stress of forgetting a toothbrush or, heaven forbid, deodorant, the day of the reception.

“I’ve heard a few cautionary tales about the couple forgetting to bring overnight bags, resulting in a hilarious wedding dress/suit “walk of shame” out of the hotel the next morning.” – Opuntialantana

5. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Perhaps you’ve heard the above rhyming adage. Now, we at Deer Creek Golf Club don’t consider ourselves too superstitious. But weddings have a knack for making even the most scientific person a superstitious wreck. This may be an old and outdated tradition, but if you forget to do this on your wedding day, you and Grandma Earnest might be blaming every issue on your lack of foresight.

6. Tip the Vendors

It’s easy to forget to include tips and gratuity into your wedding budget. If you want to best possible service across the board, you’ll keep your service members happy. You have to consider all the services, from the company supplying chairs to the caterers. It may cost a bit extra, but it’ll give your wedding day an extra set of smiles.

7. Put Someone in Charge of Crisis

This task usually falls upon the best man and maid of honor. Let them handle the little things that come up, like a last-minute run to the store or coordinating the truck that delivers the tables and chairs. Tell the best man and maid of honor to be on call for these issues to save you lots of frantic running around.

8. Thank People

Be sure to thank everyone you come across while you are rushing around. Sometimes a little thank you can go a long way. Be sure to thank them with more than just wedding favors they’ll love. At the beginning and end of every encounter, let people know how happy you are that they could make it. They’ll enjoy celebrating your day even more if they know they added to your big day.

9. Take in The Moment –  With a Pen and Notepad

It’s important to stay present on your big day, however hard it may seem. You’re going to feel stress, but remembering why you’re there is ultra-important. So you can look back and remember the crazy dance moves and who caught the bouquet, keep a small notepad in your pocket (or open up a note application on your phone) and make small notes of what’s going on from time to time. Years later, when you read those notes, you’ll be able to relive memories you would have once forgotten.

10. Let Yourself Enjoy the Day

Sometimes, weddings seem to put the bride and groom last on the list of priorities. Your wedding day is all about you. To celebrate the love in your relationship and the happiness it brings. You must keep everyone happy and entertained on your wedding day. So, don’t forget to drink lots of water, to eat when you have the chance, and to take a break! You designed the wedding menu to be delicious, so you should try the food too! Of all the things you forget on your wedding day, don’t forget about yourself. And above all, don’t forget to dance.

“Dance. I was so busy talking to everyone, I didn’t get to dance as much as I wanted.” – VegetarianMeatBalls.


Additional Readings: 

Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

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