- Alexis Alvarez
What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Bag
It’s 2 days before your wedding and all of your family and friends are starting to arrive to town. Tomorrow is your ceremony rehearsal and welcome reception. You’re ready to check into that luxury hotel suite you splurged on and to let the next few days fly by while taking your breath away with it. You’re settling into the couch getting ready to watch this week’s episode of Abbott Elementary and it hits you… YOU NEED TO PACK.
But pack what?
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve gotten a panic filled text from a couple asking me what they’re missing as they are frantically packing their bags knowing full well that they’re going to forget something important. That’s where we, your team of Chicago Wedding Planners, come in clutch with the ultimate list of “Don’t Forgets” (what my husband calls our shopping list) for packing for your wedding day.
Here it is, no email required. Just bookmark this page for later: (and for bonus tips, check out our blog post on How To Efficiently Pack Your Wedding Decor)
Day-of Items (if applicable):
Day-of Signage and Decor (Menus, programs, napkins, coasters, welcome sign, framed photos, koozies, escort cards, bar signs, dessert signs, etc.)
Honor Attendants Gifts
Cake Knife, Server and Topper
Table numbers and table number holders (test prior to packing)
Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
Vow Books or Letters
Guest Book with Pens
Wedding Pro Gratuities
Snacks for Honor Attendants
Clear Umbrella (if rain is in the forecast)
Flower Child Basket/Signs for Ring Bearers
Print Out of Toasts/SpeechesLighters
Ceremony Elements (Unity Candle, Religious Items, etc.)
Dress (with appropriate intimates)
Suit (Shirt, Undershirt, Vest, Tie, Cufflinks, Pants, Belt, Suspenders, Pocket Square)
Shoes/Heels (plus dancing shoes!)
Perfume or Cologne
Overnight bag (Pajamas, sleepwear, intimates, shoes, clothes, etc.)
Nice Hangers for Suit/Dress
Cell Phone Chargers
Extra Cash and IDs
Outfits for going out post-wedding
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