You have settled on the dates for your big day and now need a list of things you need to buy for a wedding? Relax, we have it all planned out for you.
Preparing a checklist for your wedding is essential to keep track of every bit of detail. It can be very easy to leave out some key elements until the last moment, when it may be too late. Here is a list of things to buy for your wedding day.
Bride and bridesmaids dresses
Allow at least six months for the dresses to be ordered and time for at least three fittings.
Groom and groomsmen suits
You may choose to hire or buy, but keep in mind that sometimes it can cost nearly as much to hire as to buy a suit.
Bridal veil and hair accessories
Start selecting your veil and hair accessories way before your wedding day.
Choose and know the bridal jewelry that goes best with your dress.
Buy shoes and bring these along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown.
Purchase your undergarments and schedule time for fittings.
This can be easily be forgotten.
Bridal emergency kit
This can come handy if something unexpected happens on your wedding day.
A bridal jacket or wrap
A bridal jacket is a good accessory to cover up and stay warm, especially when it gets cool in the evening.
Bridal party gifts
Bridal party gifts should also be on the list of things to buy for your wedding.
Invitation and thank you cards
Select and purchase invitation and thank you cards. You may need to hire a calligrapher.
Wedding cake and platter
Select and order the wedding cake to give your baker enough lead time.
Purchase the rings at least six months before to give you time for resizing and engraving.
Guest book and pens
Guest books come in all sorts of unique forms.
These can be loose rose petals, flower girl’s basket, bouquets, and reception décor flowers.
Wedding direction signs
These include welcome, parking, ceremony direction, reception, restrooms, and reserved seating signs.
Easels can come in handy for direction signs.
Ceremony aisle runner
A ceremony aisle adds a bit of drama when rolled out as the bride walks down the aisle.
Unity candle or sand ceremony set
Lighting a unity candle or sand ceremony is a modern tradition performed to symbolize the joining together of the two families into one united family.
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