Checklist for What to Bring with You on the Wedding Day

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While everyone’s list will be slightly different, here is a general guideline of what you should bring with you on the wedding day. You can assign this to one of your family members, a bridal party member, or your wedding planner. Also remember to have someone collect the items you want to keep at the end of the wedding.

For the ceremony:

  • Anything that will be handed out to guests (fans, bells, pashminas)
  • Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Chalice, goblets or Kiddush cup
  • Copy of your vows
  • Corsages
  • Extra copy of shot list for photographer
  • Family Bible
  • Glass to break (Jewish ceremony)
  • Guest book and pen
  • Handkerchief
  • Ketubah (Jewish ceremony)
  • Marriage license
  • Programs
  • Ring bearer’s pillow
  • Schedule of events
  • Unity candle
  • Wedding day emergency kit
  • Wedding rings
  • Yarmulkes (Jewish ceremony)

For the Reception:

  • A copy of any DVD you’re showing
  • Cake-cutting knife
  • Challah knife and challah cover (Jewish ceremony)
  • Décor items (family photos, etc.)
  • Envelope box
  • Escort cards
  • Extra CD of the first-dance song
  • Extra copies of shot list for photographer
  • Extra copies of the timeline (for vendors)
  • Extra pair of shoes for the bride
  • Favors
  • Gratuities for vendors (already in envelopes)
  • Guest book and pen
  • Menus
  • MP3 player if you’re providing music
  • “Must Play” & “Do-Not-Play” list for band or DJ
  • Personalized cocktail napkins
  • Place cards
  • Restroom baskets (with items such as breath mints, deodorant, safety pins)
  • Save the date and wedding invitation set for photographer to take photos
  • Table numbers
  • Toasting glasses
  • Tossing bouquet
  • Tossing garter
  • Wedding day emergency kit{"url":"","count":0})