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The Actual Wedding Day

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Gown, veil, shoes, hosiery, undergarments
Something old, new, borrowed, and something blue
Gloves (if required)
Nail polish and manicure kit
Emergency kit (incl. aspirin, needle and thread)
Hair necessities: dryer, curling iron, spray, pins, other hair accessories
Toothbrush, toothpaste, breath mints
Copies of timeline of the day's events for attendants and service providers
Wedding programs
If desired, toasting goblets, cake knife etc
Written toasts
Marriage license
Wedding rings & ring pillow (if required)
A copy of the vows or readings to be recited at the ceremony
Flower basket (if not delivered by florist)
Suitcases packed and ready
Travel tickets and passports

Day Plan
There are no real hard and fast rules and timescales for the actual day however below is a typical guide to the order of the day.

Getting up/breakfast
Leaving for the ceremony
Photos before the ceremony
Parents and guests arrive
Wedding Ceremony begins
Meet your guests
Formal group photos
Leaving for the reception
Toast by Best Man/ Speeches
Reception Meal
Cake Cutting
Bride & Grooms First Dance
Bride and Groom change clothes
Bride and Groom leave reception
Reception ends

Its all in the detail

Have a pretty handkerchief to tuck into your bouquet for sentimental moments.

Practice wearing your wedding shoes before the big day.

Planning an outdoor wedding? Have a supply of umbrellas on hand to help ward away the rain.

Remind the wedding party to gather quickly after your vows for group photographs. You'll want to greet waiting guests as soon as possible.

Don't forget to place a pretty guest register at the reception.

Arrange for a close friend or relative to transport gifts that are delivered to the reception.

If you're planning on candles, be sure to appoint someone to light them.

Leave your honeymoon itinerary with a family member.

Ask your bridesmaids to place their bouquets around the reception area as additional decoration.

Select a special gift for your parents as a gesture of thanks. Present it to them the morning of the wedding.

Send a romantic note to your fiancé just before the ceremony.

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