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15 Small Wedding Details that Are Easy to Forget
You’re super busy and your brain is in overdrive from planning your wedding, so here’s a friendly reminder about wedding details to remember for your big day!
After months of researching vendors, trying on wedding gowns, organising guest lists, crafting personal touches, and all the other things you need to do to plan your wedding, you might be feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. There are so many things to do and to remember that you’re getting the feeling that you’re forgetting something. These 15 details are so small that many brides and grooms don’t remember to prepare for them on their wedding day, and then regret it. Here’s a reminder so you’re not one of them!
1. Check Guest Dietary Restrictions
What’s a wedding without people making merry over fine food and delicious drinks? Make sure your wedding guests don’t go hungry by asking them if they have any allergies or dietary restrictions. Do you have Muslim or vegetarian guests? Speak to your wedding venue manager or caterer to arrange for Halal meals or vegan or vegetarian meals to be served at the correct table.
2. Break in Your Wedding Shoes
You found the perfect pair of wedding shoes and you can’t wait to walk down the aisle in your dainty, glittery heels. But have you broken them in? Ensure you don’t trip up your once-in-a-lifetime march-in by breaking in your shoes first! Get them soft and comfortable so you can walk all day in them without blistering or hurting your feet and keep that beautiful smile on your face from turning into a grimace of pain! Has your groom gotten a new pair of dress shoes? Make sure he breaks them in too.Ee Xuan and Isaac’s Splendid Wedding at Hilton Singapore by Antelope Studios
3. Prepare Getting ready attire
You’ve gotten the perfect wedding dress and evening gown, but what about your getting ready outfits? Don’t forget that you’ll be photographed while you’re getting your hair and makeup done, so prepare something nice to wear in the morning, such as a lace bridal robe or a pretty lounge set. Remember to get something that either buttons down or can be easily slipped over your head so as not to mess up your hair and makeup!
4. Bring Your Marriage Certificate
If you’re holding a solemnisation ceremony on the day of your wedding, don’t forget to bring along your marriage license and marriage certificate as well as your identification, otherwise you won’t be able to get legally married! You’ll receive your marriage licence and marriage certificate from the Registry of Marriage when you go for your verification of documents. You’ll then sign your certificate during your solemnisation ceremony with your licensed solemniser. You might like to prepare a good pen or two, and remind your two witnesses to bring their identification.
5. Test your audio-visual files
Technical difficulties might be unavoidable at times, but do your best to be prepared by testing all audio and visual files and equipment right before your ceremony and reception. If the venue doesn’t have an appointed AV operator, get your bridal party to help you out.
6. Pack an Emergency kit
Be prepared for any wardrobe issues with a sewing kit so you can mend any accidental tears or re-attach a button. Include emergency items such as a nail file, double-sided tape, safety pins, stain remover, plasters, and painkillers. Ask one of your bridesmaids to have your emergency kit handy so you don’t have to worry about it on your big day.Calista and Christopher’s Big and Gorgeous Wedding at Raffles Hotel Jakarta by Illuminen
7. Clean your engagement ring
You might have been engaged for a year or more, and your gorgeous engagement ring will have accumulated some grime and dirt that dull its original sparkle. Make sure you show off your beautiful ring in all of its glory by giving it a quick clean before the wedding.
8. Assign a Point person
The day of your wedding will be a flurry of activity, with vendors arriving at different times, reception and photo display tables that need to be set up, and items that need to be transported from your house to the ceremony to the reception. You won’t be able to manage all of these tasks and enjoy your big day, so be sure to designate a few trusted friends or family to help out, and provide them with all the relevant contact, time, and payment details. Better yet, hire or assign a day-of coordinator to oversee the programme of your wedding and help make sure everything runs smoothly.
9. Pack Extra shoes
Of course we hope that nothing happens to your gorgeous wedding heels, but just in chance you do happen to get a stain, a broken heel, or simply aching feet, make sure you have an extra pair of shoes handy. We recommend a much comfier pair such as wedges or even flats for your spare pair. Same goes for the groom!Cleo and Paul’s Minimalist and Ethereal Art Gallery Wedding by Iki Company
10. Bring along Vows and Speeches
Did you put a lot of thought into writing your own wedding vows? Don’t forget to bring along your written vows, especially if you’ve had them calligraphed or printed in beautiful vow booklets. Make sure you have your thank-you speeches handy too, or that someone holds onto them for you.
11. Bring a Small Makeup bag
If your makeup artist isn’t following you around for the whole of your wedding day, you should prepare a small makeup kit in case you need any touch ups. Oil blotters, cotton buds, and a lipstick would come in handy in case of running mascara or lipstick smudges.
12. Carry some Cash
You never know where you might head in between the ceremony and the reception, so even though you might not bring your wallets around, do have some cash on hand. You just might need a coffee to get through the day, or end up going on the wildest wedding night!Samantha and Jarred’s “Love You to the Moon and Back” Minimony at Open Farm Community by Justrealle Photography
13. Set aside Extra wedding stationery
If you want your photographer to take some shots of your wedding stationery, remember to set aside one suite. You’ll love having a keepsake of your beautiful wedding details.
14. Have Tissues Handy
Your wedding day is definitely going to be an emotional one, and you want to be prepared for any tears with some tissues! If your wedding dress doesn’t have a pocket, ask your groom or your bridesmaid to carry a packet of tissues ready to hand some to you when you need one.
15. Eat Breakfast
You may be waking up before the dawn on your wedding day and have too many butterflies in your stomach to feel like eating, but you should definitely have breakfast because you’re going to have a long, activity-filled day! Prepare some easy to eat breakfast items so you can nibble while you’re having your hair and makeup done, or set aside some time in your schedule to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Trust us, you’ll need the energy!
After spending months planning your wedding, be totally prepared for your special day by preparing these often-overlooked wedding details. Still got a nagging feeling you’ve forgotten something? Take a look at our free ultimate wedding planning checklist that’s tailored to Singapore weddings. Our handy to-do list groups tasks in order of importance, so you can prioritise them no matter how long you have to plan your wedding.