Must-Have Items for Your Wedding Day Packing List - K & B Bridals

One of the last things that a bride wants to happen on her wedding day is to forget anything! We definitely don’t want that happening to you, either. Who needs that extra stress?! So, we’ve decided to put together a list of must-have items for your wedding day packing list.

Keep in mind that this is just a comprehensive list of ideas — you may need some things that aren’t included in our list, and you may not need other things that we included! Every bride is different, and so is every wedding. Use this list as a starting point!

Wedding Day Packing List: Must-Have Items

Here is our complete list of items that you might want to consider adding to your wedding day packing list! No matter how early (or late) you are in wedding planning, you can always start your list now! You can always add or take away things from your list leading up to the wedding.

Bridal Attire

  • Your dress on a hanger, steamed, in a garment bag
  • Undergarments (bring extra too, just in case!)
  • Veil
  • Hair accessories
  • Bridal jewelry (earrings, necklace, bracelet, rings, etc.)
  • Your engagement ring
  • Your wedding band
  • Fashion tape
  • Garter
  • Your shoes (ceremony and reception)
  • Perfume
  • Your lipstick (to reapply after eating)
  • Any sentimental items that you want to wear or carry down the aisle

Groom’s Attire

  • Suit or tuxedo jacket
  • Vest
  • Suspenders
  • Shirt and pants, freshly pressed
  • Tie or bow tie
  • Shoes
  • Belt
  • Watch
  • Underwear and socks (bring extra, just in case!)
  • Cologne
  • Handkerchief
  • Pocket square
  • Cufflinks

Miscellaneous day-of items

  • Getting ready outfits
  • Phone chargers
  • Day-of emergency kit
  • A list of your vendors with contact info
  • A few copies of your day-of timeline
  • Pen and notepad
  • Cash in envelopes for vendor tips

Photography details

  • An invitation suite
  • An addressed invitation envelope with vintage stamps
  • Additional sentimental items that you want photographed

Ceremony necessities

  • Marriage license
  • Any photo ID or paperwork that you may need for your legal ceremony (if applicable)
  • A copy of your vows
  • Ceremony programs
  • Any DIY or decor items (aisle markers, arch, signage, etc.)

Reception necessities

  • Card box
  • Table numbers
  • Stationery (menu, escort cards, etc.)
  • Guestbook with good quality pens/markers
  • Signage (gift sign, guest book sign, welcome sign, menu sign, etc.)
  • Favors
  • Cake topper
  • Cake cutting & serving set
  • Seating chart

Wedding gifts

  • For each other
  • Gifts for parents
  • Gifts for wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girls, ring bearers)

Overnight bag

  • Wedding night lingerie
  • Outfit for morning after the wedding
  • Pajamas
  • Comfy shoes/socks
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Skincare
  • Makeup
  • Feminine products

Not ready to start thinking about your packing list? Don’t even have your dress yet? Click here to book an appointment with us to find your dream dress!

Also, keep in mind that a wedding planner or coordinator will help make sure that you have everything you need on your wedding day. Click here to check out our sister business, Moore & Co. Event Stylists!

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