The 10 Wedding Must-Haves

With your wedding day getting closer, you are desperately trying to make sure you’ve thought of everything. If you haven’t got the luxury of a wedding planner to do this for you, then fear not. Here is a list of the things you don’t want to forget for the big day.

Wedding favors: A lovely way to say thank you to your guests. These come in all shapes and sizes so you could choose a personalized scented candle or even a mini chocolate bar.

Entertainment for the kids: If you are inviting little ones to your wedding, then consider making provisions for them. You could provide children’s games, or go one step further and hire a babysitter to ensure the adults get some time to themselves. It stops the kids from getting bored and leaves everyone else free to enjoy the wedding.

Music: Whether you have been looking at wedding bands, or you want a simple DJ, you have to act quick. Many bands get booked up in advance for weddings. Also, consider what sort of music you’d like. Sometimes you might have to try and keep everyone happy.

Book a hairdresser: If you are planning to do something different with your hair, book a hairdresser. You can schedule a trial first to see what your hair and tiara will look like with different styles. 

Book a makeup artist: The same applies with a makeup artist. As it’s such a big day, you might want some help with your makeup. Try out different looks and then agree on one for your wedding. It also means getting ready on the day itself will be lots more fun.

Start your beauty regime: A few months before the wedding, start scheduling regular beauty treatments such as facials. That way, by the time you wedding day arrives, you skin will be glowing. You can also start using a self-tan to make sure you build an even tan for the day. Try out spray tans in advance as you don’t want any disasters the day before.

Plan your stag and hen parties: Knowing that you are going to be going away with your closest friends and family helps take the stress out of the process. Book somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, or maybe try an adventure day.

Choose your gift list: Try and get this done as early as possible so people know what they can get for you. Make sure everyone knows how they can access this, and then leave it up to them to pick.

Reconfirm: Check with your wedding suppliers to make sure that everything is still on schedule. Get confirmation in writing that they are delivering and on which date. This is also a good time to check in with guests that haven’t responded to your invitations to get final numbers for the day.

Hand it over: Once the wedding day gets closer, let someone else take over the planning. You don’t need to be worrying about everything being delivered on the morning of your wedding.

*This is a collaborative post, but you can find all of my wedding tips here*