A Bride’s Wedding Day can be filled with lots of joy, excitement and anticipation along with a measure of anxiety and a certain level of stress. The following checklist will hopefully help to keep the anxiety and stress levels to a minimum.

1. Wedding Gown

As we all know your wedding gown is a very important item on your wedding day, I dare say some brides will consider it THE most important. After all, you’ve invested a lot of time, not to mention money, in selecting the perfect gown. So, it should go without saying that you should make sure your gown is ready the night before the wedding, right? While you are doing that, also make sure that the following items are ready;

* Veil and headpiece
* Special undergarments (bra, panties, slip, hoisery)
* Garter
* Shoes
* Gloves
* Jewelry

And in case your veil or dress gets a bit wrinkled have an Iron or Steamer handy.

2. Make-up and Hair

If you are doing the make-up yourself, the following items should be easily accesible;

* Make-up (foundation, powder, eye liner, eye shadow, blush, lip pencil, lipstick)

If you are having someone else do your make-up, call and confirm your appointment time.

Other essential items are;

* Nail polish and file
* Curling Iron, curlers
* Comb, brush
* Hairspray, extra bobby pins
* Hand-held mirror

Again, if someone else will be doing your hair, call to confirm the appointment time.

3. Emergency Kit

I’m not talking about a First Aid Kit or the famous black bag that doctors carry, unless of course you are a doctor. I’m talking about a few items that can help make your day be a smooth one. To that end you will need the following;

* breath mints
* hanky
* small needle and thread kit
* a few safety pins
* extra hoisery
* lipstick and compact mirror

4. Reception

If you are planning to change your outfit for the reception, make sure you have;

* Going-away outfit
* Going -away shoes and hosiery
* Undergarments
* Accessories (jewelry, etc)

And if you are departing for your honeymoon right after your reception;

* Honeymoon suitcases should be placed in the get-away car along with your wedding night bag.

5. Ceremony

Most common items for a ceremony are;

* Ring pillow
* Flower basket ( if not being delivered by your florist)
* Bible
* Unity Candles
* Bridal Bouquet

However, the list can dramatically change depending on religion, ethnicity, type of ceremony, etc. Make sure your checklist on this category includes the items you want to incorporate in your ceremony.

The Wedding Day is the one day where prayers for perfection abound. Making a “to do list” will keep things from feeling out-of-control and overwhelming, thus allowing for a more enjoyable and pleasurable experience for the bride and those around her.

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