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17 Things Every Bride Needs to Remember to Have on Her Wedding Day

May 12, 2022

There are a lot of things that go into planning a wedding. It can be overwhelming, from picking the perfect dress to finding the best reception venue. We’ve put together this list of what a bride needs to remember on her wedding day. This way, you can ensure that everything goes smoothly and don’t forget anything important! From getting ready, all the way to the after-party, the experts at Presidential Caterers have some wedding day must haves for brides to help make sure you’re fully prepared for your big day.

1. Wedding Dress
2. Undergarments
3. Different Types of Shoes
4. Makeup and Haircare Products
5. Jewelry
6. Blotting Papers
7. Mints or Travel Mouthwash
8. Double-Sided Tape
9. Small Travel Sewing Kit
10. Your Wedding License
11. Your Partners Ring
12. Your Vows
13. A Copy of the Final Itinerary
14. Gifts for Your Bridal Party
15. Eat and Drink!
16. Things From The Reception
17. Have Fun!

Wedding Dress

Of course, the most important thing a bride needs on her wedding day is her dress! Whether you’re wearing a traditional gown or something more unique, make sure it fits comfortably and that you feel confident in it. If you’re not used to wearing heels, practice walking in them before the big day, so you don’t trip when you walk down the aisle.


Your wedding dress may be beautiful, but it won’t look its best if you don’t have the proper undergarments. Make sure you have a good strapless bra that supports you and holds everything in place. You might also consider Spanx or other body-shaping garments to smooth out any lines.

Different Types of Shoes

You’ll want to have a few different pairs of shoes on hand for both the ceremony and reception. Something comfortable to walk in for the ceremony, and then a couple of cute heels or flats for dancing at the reception. If you plan on changing into your second pair of shoes during the reception, make sure to bring them with you when you get ready, so you don’t forget them! This is an extremely important thing for a bride to remember on her wedding day!

Makeup and Haircare Products

You may be having your hair and makeup done by a professional, but it’s always good to have a few backup products, just in case. Make sure you pack your lipstick, powder, and other makeup essentials you might need to touch up throughout the night. And don’t forget your hair ties and bobby pins!

If you’re wearing a veil or headpiece, make sure to put it on after your hair and makeup are done. This way, you won’t have to worry about ruining your hairstyle or makeup.


Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to wear your favorite jewelry. Whether it’s a family heirloom or something you just bought, make sure you have everything you need to accessorize your look.

Blotting Papers

No matter how good your makeup is, you’re bound to get a little sweaty during the night. Blotting papers are essential for touching up your makeup and keeping your skin looking fresh.

Mints or Travel Mouthwash

If you’re worried about your breath, mints or travel mouthwash are necessary. Keep them nearby or have someone hold on to them for you to freshen up before meeting guests or giving your speech.

Double-Sided Tape

Now, this may seem a bit odd, but it works! From your dress to your shoes, there’s a lot that can come undone on your wedding day. Double-sided tape is a lifesaver for keeping everything in place, so you don’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.

Small Travel Sewing Kit

Another great emergency item to have on hand is a small sewing kit. You can use this for anything from fixing a ripped hem to attaching a loose button.

Your Wedding License

Of course, you can’t get married without your wedding license! Make sure to have this with you on the big day, so the officiant can sign it and make it official.

Your Partners Ring

Don’t forget your partner’s ring! This is one of the most important things, so make sure you have it with you when it’s time to exchange vows.

Your Vows

If you’re writing your vows, have them with you on the big day. You can keep them rolled up in your bouquet or have someone hold onto them for you. You won’t have to worry about forgetting what you want to say this way.

A Copy of the Final Itinerary

Having a copy of the final itinerary is essential for both you and your partner. This way, you can ensure that everything is running smoothly and on schedule. If there are any changes, communicate them with your wedding planner or day-of coordinator.

Gifts for Your Bridal Party

If you haven’t given your bridal party their gifts yet, now is the time! Make sure to have them with you on the big day to give them to your maid of honor and bridesmaids before the ceremony.

Eat and Drink!

It’s easy to get caught up in the day’s excitement and forget to eat or drink. But it’s important to stay hydrated, so make sure you have a water bottle with you and try to eat something before the ceremony. Otherwise, you might end up feeling lightheaded during your vows!

Things From The Reception

It’s easy to forget about designating someone to handle your presents, souvenirs, leftovers or beverages. Choose a reliable person and let them know about what you need them to do beforehand. Ask your wedding venue if there is a designated place where things will be put for you or the person helping you can collect all of the things you need.

Have Fun!

And last but not least, don’t forget to have fun! This is your wedding day, after all, so enjoy every moment. Take a deep breath and savor every minute because it will be over before you know it!

Bride and Groom Arm in Arm With Bouquet

We hope this list helps every bride remember what they need on her wedding day! For more tips and advice, check out our other blog posts or reach out to us; we would love to help. And don’t forget, Presidential Caterers is the perfect place to host your wedding reception in Montgomery County, PA, at an unbelievably affordable price! We offer beautiful event spaces and delicious catering options to make your big day unforgettable. Contact us today to learn more!