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10 Must Have Items On Your Wedding Day Checklist

From Colin Cowie’s website

Colin Cowie Weddings, is a contributor to Orange County Bride magazine

It’s so important for the bride to stay organized before the wedding- keep veils, under garments and jewelry together and on display.

If you have a nagging feeling that an important detail slipped through the cracks on your wedding day, don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with 10 of our must-have items you don’t want to forget and ways to remember them on your big day.

Your Bridal Accessories
These crystal beauties offer huge amounts of glamour in person and in photographs. Set them out somewhere prominent the night before so they don’t get lost in the shuffle.

Your Vows
Unless you’re really amazing at improv and public speaking, vows are an absolute must. Designate someone to hold them for you, like the groom, Maid of Honor or officiant.

Gorgeous Lingerie
You’d be amazed at how confident you feel when you have sexy, lace foundations under your wedding dress. Place them with your wedding dress the night before to keep your entire look together.

Your Ceremony Programs

Ceremony Programs keep guests informed and acknowledge those who have helped make your wedding day happen. Designate someone you trust to distribute them the morning of the ceremony, like your bridesmaid or close relatives of the groom.

Your Favorite Music
If guests are traveling more than 30 minutes to your wedding reception, you’ll want to keep the energy high! Give out CDs of your favorite music at the end of the ceremony or share a playlist prior to your wedding day.

Your Something Blue (And Green)
In addition to something blue, have cash on hand to tip for entertainment, reception staff and transportation. Decide beforehand who will be in charge of tips and plan the amounts ahead of time.

Your Props
Choosing your own props adds a personal touch to the day with gorgeous photos and extra-fun antics on the dance floor. Take the time to make sure you have a “Just Married” sign for photos post-ceremony and boas for the dance floor.

Your Makeup Regimen
After the tears of joy start flowing, you’re going to be itching to reapply your makeup! Designate a time with your MOH for a touchup before the reception starts.

Your Beauty Sleep
No one likes a sleepy bride or raccoon eyes, and both of these things will stress you out on your big day! The night before your wedding, relax and know no amount of stress will keep mishaps from occurring. You’ve got one magical day ahead of you!

–Keely-Shea Smith with Melissa Sullivan


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