9 Details to Remember on Your Wedding Day

wedding dress on a decorative hanger

1. Dress Presentation

Your photographer will take several detail shots of your wedding dress. These photos will be much prettier if your dress is not hanging on a cardboard form or plastic hanger. Many brides order custom wire hangers with their name. At a minimum, consider a classic wooden, velvet or fabric hanger for these photos.

wedding reception card box

2. Ask Someone to Collect Gifts

This is a job that you can give to your most trusted friend. At the conclusion of the reception, someone should be tasked with collecting the boxes, bags and envelope holder. Decide in advance who this person will be and where they will place the items. Click here for more reception exit stategies.

bride and groom grand entrance

3. Create A Wedding Reception Timeline

A fun and stress-free wedding reception is a well-planned wedding reception. A step-by-step timetable of events, and an experienced DJ to oversee them, will keep your party going. Be sure to share your reception timeline with wedding vendors, bridal party and important family members.

marriage license remember on your wedding day

4. Marriage License

In order to legally get married in Michigan, you will need a marriage license from the clerk of court’s office. Following your wedding ceremony, your marriage license must be completed by a solemnizing authority or officiant. They will complete the time and place of marriage, have the document signed by two witnesses and sign the license. You must present your marriage license on your wedding day!

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5. Have A Fully Charged Phone. 

You will likely carry your cell phone on your wedding day for contacting your bridal party, checking on last minute details and as an emergency contact for wedding vendors. Make sure your phone is fully charged and being answered by someone who knows the details of your wedding day.

cash remember on your wedding day

6. Keep Cash On Hand

You don’t want to carry your full purse in your wedding clutch, but it’s a good idea to carry some small cash in case you need to pay for parking for downtown photo spots, tip a hair stylist, purchase some gum or any other incidentals.

READ MORE: Your Guide to Tipping Wedding Vendors

wedding vow booklets

7. Write Your Vows In Something Pretty

If you and your fiance will write your own vows, make sure they are written large enough to be read. Consider printing them on pretty, sturdy paper stock. This will minimize the sound of paper rustling, look better in photos, and become a wedding keepsake.

READ MORE: 7 Tips for Writing Your Own Vows

wedding dress preservation

8. Dress Cleaning and Preservation. 

If you will be leaving for your honeymoon after your wedding, ask someone to take your wedding dress to the cleaners for you. You have a better chance of removing spots and stains, if they occur, by doing this as soon as possible. 

READ MORE: 11 Things to Do After You Get Married

snacks remember on your wedding day

9. Don’t Forget to Eat!

Your wedding day will be a flurry of activity, and you may not have time to sit down for a full breakfast and lunch. Plan for this in advance by having easy to grab items like bagels, granola bars, fruit and other snacks available.

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