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As my husband and I are nearing our 1 year wedding anniversary the end of this month (that sounds crazy!) it seems that I have been spending more and more time reflecting back on that day. These trips down memory lane have helped create my top 5 wedding day bridal details – the details I would recommend to every bride-to-be as she prepares to walk down the aisle. Feel free to pass this post along to your Maid of Honor to ensure no details go forgotten!

#1 – A Personalized Bridal Hanger

A personalized hanger is a small detail that will have a huge impact on those gorgeous bridal gown photos. You can personalize these with your future last name, wedding date, or simply with bride or Mrs. Not only will this look better than a plastic or wire hanger, it’s a wonderful keepsake as well.

 Mark Hawkins PhotographyErin Jean Photography | “I DO” hanger – Divine Wine (Etsy) | “Mrs” hanger –  (Etsy)

#2 – Day of Tote Bag

I first found this to be a necessary item when I was serving as a bridesmaid. The last thing I thought about was figuring out how I would get all of my things (make-up, morning-of attire) from one location to the other.  Luckily I had a plastic grocery in my car that saved the day, but I vowed (no pun) not to make the same mistake again. If you are a bridesmaid or a bride, a day of tote bag is a must. It’s the perfect accessory to ensure that all of your items make it from point A to point B, not to mention, it’s another perfect keepsake you will have after the big day.

Dream State (Etsy) | Giggle Room (Etsy) | Paper Flora (Etsy) |  Wedding Chicks

 #3 – Change of Shoes

Making sure a comfortable pair of shoes accompany you to your reception venue will make sure you dance the night away.  The ‘flip flop’ basket was one of my favorite ideas I had come across during the process of wedding planning and it soon became one of the ‘must-haves’ for our wedding reception (my feet are still thanking me). Sneakers, TOMS, flip-flops and flats, they will all fit perfectly in your cute day-of bridal tote. Plus who doesn’t love having a reason to buy a another pair of shoes?!

Badgley Mischka | Flip Flop Basket (Google Images) | Steve Madden | Whomadethatbow (Etsy) | TOMS

#4 Survival Kit

Prepare for anything! Double sided tape, deodorant, Band-Aids, bobby-pins, a sewing kit, blister block, chap-stick, tissues, hairspray, mouthwash, Aspirin, nail files… this is only a short list of items you can add to this day-of kit.  You never know what types of issues you may encounter, so prepare for them all as it will help the day go as smoothly as possible.

#5 Pre-Ceremony Entertainment

Whether you are getting ready at a Church, at your home or any other location the morning of your wedding, be sure that both you and your wedding party are kept fed and entertained.  In the minutes leading up to the moment I was to walk down the aisle, my nerves set in as time seemed to stand still. Having an iPod in tow was a great way to calm these nerves, pass the time and create wonderful memories with my bridal party.

Corey Ann Photography | Photo via Becky Hill Weddings | Google Images


Although there are other items that can be added to this list, these are 5 that I found most beneficial.  What were some of the things you were thankful you remembered for the morning of your wedding day? 

One Comment

  1. naomi
    11:02 pm on July 9th, 2012

    Every bridesmaid and bride should read this! Totally on point. Especially if you do not have a wedding planner…right, Brit! XO