Don’t Forget These Helpful Items on Your Big Day!

Quick Tips


Your Wedding Day is finally here!!

A few quick tips to keep in mind as you prep for Your Special Day:

*Pack a small bag, backpack or even a small suitcase with a lock - it is so convenient to have one place to keep things like your wallet, phone, speeches, notes, vendor phone numbers, travel itinerary, etc.  Don't forget the phone charger or extra camera batteries!

*Remember to pack an assortment of 'just-in-case' items, such as safety pins, hair accessories if necessary, comb/brush, mirror, make-up, bottled water, small snack items, breath mints.  It's also good to consider bringing a minimal amount of first aid items - you never know when a small bandaid might be needed!

Other things to consider bringing along:

- extra earrings, in case one gets lost or misplaced
- an extra tie
- extra set of nylons or hose, in case of tears
- checkbook
- additional personal care items, as may be needed
- sewing kit
- extra guitar strings or other applicable items
- scissors

*Remember to bring along any of those special Gift Bags that you've bought in advance for your officiant, special guests or attendants, or for your Sweetie!

*Do you plan to incorporate a special Bible or other keepsake item into the ceremony?  Is it ready to go?

*Rings?  Apparel for the ceremony and for the reception?  Comfortable shoes for later?

*Snack items can be wonderful during the upcoming hectic schedule, to help settle a nervous tummy or thwart a stress headache.  And if you pick just the right granola bar or favorite munchie, you can rest assured it will be on hand just when you need it...  Be sure to pick out an assortment, and keep in mind that you'll want something with a low-mess factor.  -Bring extras if possible, for attendants or your Sweetie!


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Author Marianne Puechl is the co-founder of RainbowWeddingNetwork.  Her recently published novel, The Locket, is available through her website:




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