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The Bride's Guide: What to Pack on Your Wedding Day

A bride's wedding day is a special and hectic occasion, and packing the right items can help ensure everything goes smoothly. We have put together a list of the top items that a bride should consider packing for her wedding day.

Photo by: Laura Shepard Photography

Photo: Laura Shepard Photography

Wedding Attire and Accessories:

Wedding dress

Veil and hair accessories


Undergarments (including any shape wear or special lingerie)

Jewelry (earrings, necklace, bracelet, etc.)

Beauty and Makeup: Makeup kit (foundation, lipstick, mascara, etc.)

Hair styling tools and products


Makeup remover and touch-up supplies

Emergency Kit: Safety pins and sewing kit

Double-sided tape

Stain remover pen or wipes

Band-aids and blister cushions

Pain relievers

Personal Items: Personal identification (ID, driver's license, etc.)

Phone and charger

Wallet with cash and credit cards

Any necessary medication

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Wedding Gifts and Cards: Gift for the groom

Gifts for bridesmaids, parents, and other attendants

Thank-you cards and gratuities for vendors and guests

Necessary Documents: Copies of contracts and vendor contact information

Marriage license

Snacks and Drinks:

Light snacks and water to stay energized and hydrated

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Photography and Memories: Any props or special items for photography such as invitations, save the date cards, ring boxes, specialty jewelry

Entertainment: Music playlists or devices for getting ready

Headphones for relaxation

Photo: Hannah Brooke Photography

Wedding Vows and Speeches: Copies of vows, speeches, or notes for reference

Comfort Items:

Flat shoes or comfortable slippers for dancing

Robe or comfortable clothing for getting ready

Hairpins or accessories for later in the evening

Important Contact Information: Contact numbers for vendors, family members, and the bridal party

Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue: Incorporate these traditional items as desired

Backup Electronics: Additional chargers and power banks for electronic devices

Tissues or Handkerchiefs: For emotional moments

Remember that the specific items you need to pack might vary based on your personal preferences, the cultural and religious customs, the location of the wedding, and the season. It's a good idea to start packing a few days before the wedding to ensure you have everything you need and to give yourself time to add any last-minute items. Also, consider designating someone like a bridesmaid or a close family member to help you manage your belongings and ensure that everything is taken care of on the big day.

To make your wedding day packing process easier, download our free wedding day packing list to keep you organized.


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