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What to Bring to Your Wedding

It is not uncommon for even the most organized bride to arrive at her own wedding flustered and later than planned. With so many details to coordinate and so much to be done even on the day itself, it is too easy to get off schedule. This is why it is good to have a wedding planner help you out on the big day, even for a budget wedding.

But a wedding planner is not likely to be at your home in the morning, reminding you of all the things you should not forget to bring to your budget wedding, besides something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

1. His and hers wedding bands

Be certain that the person who is in charge of the his and hers wedding bands remembers to bring them to the wedding. These rings are an important part of a wedding ceremony, and it would be a shame to forget them on the kitchen table.

2. Driver’s license and cash

No matter who is driving who, be prepared in case you need to drive for an unexpected reason. And cash is a good idea to have on hand for unexpected tips or other emergencies, such as an urgent need for a caffeinated soda or a snack.

3. An emergency snack and drink

Despite all the planning that you and your spouse-to-be have put into your budget wedding food, it is a sad fact that you are unlikely to get the chance to eat much of it. If you have a very good bridal party, then you may find yourself getting the opportunity to eat more than most brides, but chances are, you will have toasts to listen to, relatives to talk to, cakes to cut, and dances to do that may prevent you from eating much. In order to keep your energy up, be certain to eat before you arrive and also have an emergency stash of food and drink for a quick pick-me-up.

4. A toiletry kit

Be prepared to freshen up after rushing to the ceremony location or after sneaking a quick snack. Come prepared with toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, makeup, baby powder, perfume, bobby pins, hair spray, and whatever else you might need to look and smell your best. Don’t forget to stick a handkerchief or a pack of tissues in the bag, just in case!

5. An emergency kit

In your hurry to arrive at your budget wedding, it is possible that you might snag your pantyhose or rip a seam. Create a small kit with emergency supplies such as clear nail polish to stop a pantyhose run, personal care products, medications, safety pins, and a needle and thread to help you solve last-minute problems. The needle and thread could also come in handy to sew your his and hers wedding bands to the ringbearer pillow.

What are your budget wedding must-haves?

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