Wedding Day Bridal Checklist

 

This helpful list is a wonderful way to assure you'll have all necessary items for the "Big Day"! I've found it best for brides to start collecting all items below 30 days prior to their wedding date so it will be one less detail to deal with in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Most of the time your bridesmaids would love a task to be a part of your special day so please pass this along to them.

  1. Brush/comb
  2. Cell phone (be sure to turn it off before the ceremony!)
  3. Dental floss (for all those photos!)
  4. Emery board
  5. Extra panty hose
  6. Hair spray
  7. Handkerchief
  8. Makeup
  9. Mints
  10. Mirror (small and portable)
  11. Perfume, travel size
  12. Legal documents needed

Appearance

  1. Baby powder (useful for getting out last-minute spills on a white dress)
  2. Bobby pins and hair elastics
  3. Brush and comb
  4. Clear nail polish (also helpful for stocking runs)
  5. Corsage pins
  6. Cotton balls/swabs
  7. THE DRESS!
  8. Extra earring backs
  9. Extra pair of flat shoes
  10. Hairdryer
  11. Iron
  12. Lint brush
  13. Makeup
  14. Nail polish in the bride's shade
  15. Undergarments
  16. Sewing kit:
  • Buttons
  • Hem tape
  • Needle
  • Safety pins
  • Small scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Thread that matches the wedding/bridal parties dresses.
  1. Shoe polish that matches wedding parties shoes
  2. Shoes
  3. Spot remover (test it out on an inconspicuous part of the dress before using!)
  4. Static-cling spray
  5. Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick)
  6. “Throwaway” garter
  7. White chalk (to cover any stains on the dress)
  8. Wrinkle out spray (test it out on an inconspicuous part of the dress before using!)
  9. Other:_____________________
  10. Other:_____________________
  11. Other:_____________________

Health/toiletries

  1. Antacid
  2. Aspirin/ibuprofen
  3. Band-aids (that best match your skin tone)
  4. Contact lens solution/cases
  5. Deodorant
  6. Dental floss
  7. Eye drops
  8. Insect repellent (for outdoor ceremonies or events - be sure it smells nice!)
  9. Lotion
  10. Medications
  11. Moist towelettes
  12. Mouthwash
  13. Smelling salts
  14. Sunscreen
  15. Tampons or pads
  16. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  17. Tissues
  18. Wash cloth or hand towel
  19. Other:_____________________
  20. Other:_____________________
  21. Other:_____________________

Outdoors

  1. Bug spray (be sure it has leaves no spots and has no smell or smells nice)
  2. Extra flowers (in case of sun wilting)
  3. Handkerchief for dabbing sweat
  4. Sunglasses (pre- and post-ceremony)

Just In Case

  1. Cash ($20 – you never know what you’ll need it for)
  2. Disposable camera
  3. Driver’s license or photo I.D. card
  4. Duct tape (good for any handy repairs)
  5. Extra copies of directions to your reception
  6. Important phone numbers:
  • Family
  • Wedding party
  • Wedding vendors
  • Taxi company
  1. Notebook and pens
  2. Portable flashlight
  3. Roll of quarters (phones, parking meters, vending machines, etc.)
  4. Snacks/bottled water (granola bars, dried fruit, etc.)
  5. Umbrella
  6. Watch
  7. Other:_____________________