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May 2023

9 Easily Overlooked Wedding Details That Brides Should Take Note Of For Their Wedding Day

Take note of these easily overlooked wedding details for a happily-ever-after.

Planning a celebration as big as a wedding is no easy feat, even for the most prepared and organised bride. Besides the long wedding to-do list that you have to tick off, the final preparations in the days leading up to your big day and the excitement of finally marrying the love of your life may cause you to overlook some small but essential details for your wedding day.

While missing some of these wedding details will not cause a halt to the celebration, it might cause you some anxiety and stress as you try to rectify the situation as best as you can. To help you avoid that, we’ve put together a list of nine easily overlooked wedding details that you should take note of and include them into your wedding to-do list.

1. Your Marriage Certificate

If you are having your solemnisation ceremony on your wedding day, then you might want to pack your marriage certificate a few days ahead of the big day to avoid forgetting to bring it along with you on the actual day.

While you might think you would not forget to bring a document as important as your marriage certificate, you might be too busy with the final preparations in the days leading up to your wedding that it may slip your mind to pack it in until it is too late. It has happened to some brides before, and the last thing you want is for it to happen to you as well! So, remember to pack it along with the other essentials such as your wedding bands ahead of time.

2. Keep Some Cash With You or With Your Bridal Party

Even if you have already settled most of your payments with your vendors ahead of the wedding, do bring along some extra cash with you on your wedding day in case of emergencies. You may need or want to tip your vendors for going the extra mile, or need to give out extra angbaos to family and friends for their help in your wedding at the last minute.

Entrust a pouch containing some cash in small notes with a handful of empty angbaos to a member of your bridal party, and when you need some cash for any reason, all you have to do is to approach him or her for it, instead of having to ask around for the cash or go to an ATM to get it.

3. Bring a pair of comfortable shoes

Janice and Gerald’s Magical Harry Potter Wedding in Orchidville by Click! Photography

Here’s one thing you’ll never regret doing – packing along an extra pair of shoes that is comfortable for your feet so you can change out of it at the end of the day.

Your wedding day is going to be a long day of standing, walking and dancing, and while you may have intentionally picked out the perfect pair of heels to wear on your big day, it won’t seem that perfect when your feet start hurting after a whole day of being in them and there isn’t another pair of shoes you can change out to to feel more comfortable.

No one will pay much attention to what you are wearing on your feet, especially if you are wearing a long dress, so feel free to change into a more comfortable pair of footwear so you can continue enjoying the night away – just remember to bring them along!

4. Chargers and Powerbanks

Although you may not be using your phone enough to drain it of battery, you might still want to make sure that you have extra power banks on hand in case you or anyone in your bridal party, or even your guests, need one to charge their devices during the celebration.

If you are using a laptop or any equipment that might require charging at the wedding, do remember to bring their chargers along, even if you are going to use them for a short while. Unexpected circumstances happen, and it is always good to be prepared for them, so your big day can be as smooth sailing as possible.

5. Makeup Kit

YouTuber Tina Yong and Alfred Tran’s Rooftop Wedding in Singapore by Hey Stranger

Between the hot and humid weather and the tears you’d no doubt shed during the course of your wedding day, your makeup will likely need a touch-up at some point during the day. Keep a small makeup bag of foundation, concealer, blusher, lipstick, blotters, and other necessary items with you in the wedding car so you can touch up on the go.

You might also want to include other essential non-makeup items such as deodorants, a travel sewing kit and stain removers with you in case of emergencies.

6. Medicines

There will be plenty of standing, walking and moving around on your wedding day, coupled with little intake of food or water and chances to sit down and rest, you or anyone in your bridal party may feel less than well during the celebration.

You want to be prepared for those moments, so do pack a small bag of emergency medicine for common ailments such as headaches and stomach upsets. If you are getting married in an outdoor venue with plenty of grass, you might also want to bring along some cream in case of insect or mosquito bites. Do pack along enough for yourselves and your guests, in case one or two of them might need the medication as well.

7. Pack along some food and drinks

Sheena and Jing Wen’s Elegant Forest Wedding at Clifford Pier by Pixioo

Don’t forget to bring some light snacks and drinks for everyone in your bridal party and yourselves! Your wedding day will be a long day and it will serve you well to have yourselves and your bridal party well fed and hydrated throughout the day’s activities.

8. Protection from the elements

While Singapore’s weather is fairly predictable, the weather these days are quite fickle and a bright, sunny day can quickly turn into a rainy one in a blink of an eye. So, if you are planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, do prepare some necessities such as handheld fans, shade from the sun, and perhaps an umbrella in case of rain, to keep you and your guests comfortable regardless of the weather.

9. For the wedding night

Nissiel and Paolo’s Magical and Touching Wedding at CHIJMES by Rylz Photography

If you are staying over in a hotel after the wedding celebration is over, do remember to pack an overnight bag at least a week earlier, before the final wedding preparations keep you busy in the days leading up to the big day.

Even if you pack it early, you may forget to bring it along in the flurry of events on the morning of the wedding. So, let your bridesmaids know where your overnight bag is and entrust them with the task of making sure that the bag is taken along with you and placed in your hotel room, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Feature image from Wenjin and Bayu’s Charming Gatecrash in Traditional Chinese Wedding Outfits and Lovely Wedding at Andaz Singapore by Liangzuo Studio.

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9 Easily Overlooked Wedding Details That Brides Should Take Note Of For Their Wedding Day