August 11, 2022

Ultimate Wedding Day Packing List for Forgetful Couples

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Sydney Meyer

In Ink designs + plans intimate weddings for Austin and San Antonio couples who believe their day should be an illustration of their EPIC love story. A dash of whimsical edge, a spritz of unconventional sparkle, and a party that beams with your personality!

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You know the feeling when you’ve left for a trip and wonder, did I forget anything? Can you imagine having that terrible sensation on your wedding day amongst all the other things whirling around you? Let’s avoid that on your big day with our ultimate wedding day packing list.

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For our wedding day packing list, let’s start with day-of items.

  • Invitation Suite
  • 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
  • Marriage License
  • Guest Book with Pens
  • Vendor Gratuities
  • Toasting Flutes
  • Snacks for Honor Attendants
  • Clear Umbrella (if rain is in the forecast)
  • Flower Child Basket/Signs for Ring Bearers
  • Print Out of Toasts/Speeches
  • Lighters
  • Card Box
  • Ceremony Elements – Unity Candle, Religious Items, etc.

Next up on our wedding day packing list are couple’s accessories.

  • Dress (with appropriate intimates)
  • Suit (Shirt, Undershirt, Vest, Tie, Cufflinks, Pants, Belt, Suspenders, Pocket Square)
  • Hairpins
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes/Heels (plus dancing shoes!)
  • Perfume or Cologne
  • Rings
  • Deodorant
  • Veil/Headpiece
  • Overnight bag
  • Pajamas, sleepwear, intimates, shoes, clothes, etc.
  • Personal Makeup
  • Personal Medications
  • Handkerchief
  • Light Sweater
  • Nice Hangers for Suit/Dress
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Extra Cash and IDs
  • Family Heirlooms
  • Outfits for going out post-wedding
  • Garter
Bride with wedding dress on hanger for wedding day packing list.

Often times, your photographer will ask you for a box of items for “detail photos.” From the above checklists, some of these items may include:

  • Jewelry
  • Shoes/Heels
  • Perfume or Cologne
  • Veil/Headpiece
  • Handkerchief
  • Garter
  • Invitation Suite
  • Extra flowers from your florist
  • Sentimental knick-knacks

Did we miss anything?

If so, let us know! To our slightly forgetful couples, we hope these lists set you up for success on your big day and can know without question that you’re packed and ready to go!

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