Wedding Day Checklist: Brides

On her wedding day, a bride has a million things going through her head. With lots of bridesmaids and people around getting ready for the most important day of the bride's life, things can be forgotten. With so much going on to get ready, it easy to forget some things you may need. This is why it is important for every bride to create a checklist of everything she will need to make sure her wedding day goes smoothly. Here is a list we have compiled at Birchwoods Banquet Facility you can use to help make your list:

  1. Hairspray or Gel- This will keep your hair in place and looking beautiful all day long. You never know when you will need a quick spray to keep your hair up.
  2. Bobby Pins/Hair Bands/Hair Clips- Extras are a good idea, because you never know when one might snap or fall out. Don't forget your brush, as well!
  3. Toothpaste/Toothbrush/Floss- You want your smile to look amazing on your wedding day! If you have any snacks before the ceremony, be sure to brush after!
  4. Breath Mints- Keep your breath fresh for your first kiss as a married couple.
  5. Slippers/Flip-Flops- Your feet can hurt from wearing those heels all day, so wear them before the wedding or at the reception.
  6. Sewing Kit- You never know when you might need make an emergency stitch-up on your dress.
  7. Garters- Make sure you have one for your leg and one to throw into the crowd.
  8. Snacks- You will be up all morning getting ready, and you might need a quick snack. Calm your nerves with some crackers, carrots, or granola bars.
  9. Cell Phone and Numbers List- You never know when you will need to contact another member of the wedding. It is also important to have a list of important numbers, such as family members, limo driver, wedding location, etc., just in case they are not in your phone.
  10. Essential Documents- Have receipts for vendors, checks, and some cash just in case.
  11. Vows- If you have written you own vows, you should have them on index cards just in case.
  12. Deodorant- Make sure you have a stick on you to keep yourself smelling fresh! It will be a stressful day, and you may sweat!
  13. Water- Stay hydrated and have some water bottles for you and your bridesmaids.
  14. Makeup and Mirror- Have a makeup kit on you in case you need to do last minute touch ups.
  15. Kleenex- You never know when you might shed some tears and need a tissue.
  16. Super Glue- A handy little thing to have, as you never know when a heel might need a repair.
  17. Tampons/Pads- You hope nothing like this will happen, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
  18. First Aid Kit- Aspirin and band aids could be needed at some point during the day.
  19. Something Different- If you have any family heirlooms to wear or any special ideas, be sure to have what you need with you.
  20. Eye Drops and Lotion- You might need to use some lotion or eye drops if you get itchy and need some relief.
  21. Nail Polish- Just for any touch ups you or the bridal party may need.
  22. Sunscreen- If you are having an outdoor wedding in the summer, it is important to have some sunscreen.
  23. Stain Remover- Just in case an accident happens to any of the dresses, a Tide Stain Pen is great for erasing small stains quickly.
  24. Perfume- After you get ready, you may want to spray a few shots of perfume before you walk down the aisle.
  25. Extras- Extra wearing backs, cotton balls, tweezers, towels, and a disposable camera for taking candid photos when getting ready!

This list is a great start but feel free to add anything else you might need for you wedding day. At Birchwoods Banquet Facility, we do everything we can to make this special day go as smoothly as possible. We have three beautiful banquet halls, gorgeous grounds for an outdoor wedding, and a bridal suite you can use to get ready for your wedding! For more information, visit our website,, or call us at (203) 389-5555 to learn about all of our wedding packages.