The Ultimate Wedding Details Guide

What Wedding Details Should I Buy?

This is a question we get asked a lot, especially with our wedding planning company, Glass and Grace Events. There are so many wedding details and it can be easy to get unorganized or wait until the last minute. We recommend creating a document or spreadsheet early and tracking when you purchase items to spread out your expenses and make it overall less stressful as your wedding gets closer. 

How Do I Organize My Wedding Details?

 We recommend heading out to your nearest Target and stocking up on clear bins with lids to stay organized. Depending on how many details you will be providing, you can start organizing your purchases early. Think - wedding morning, ceremony, party bus, and reception bins.

You can also have a details bin of all of your wedding details for detail shots captured by your wedding photographer. These may be simple things like a personalized hanger, a personalized ring box, your invitation suite, a piece of lace from your dress, a family heirloom such as a broach or pin, vow books, and your wedding shoes.

Start with just a few bins and add to it - just organize your items by where they will need to go. For example, your cake topper won't be in the same box as your personalized hanger. 

A Complete Wedding Checklist of Details You May Be Forgetting

Wedding Ceremony

Welcome Display

Unplugged Ceremony Sign


Aisle Arrangements

Vow Books

Ceremony Rituals (unity candle, time capsule, braided cross, etc.)

Guest Book + Pens + Signage

Card Box

Cards + Gifts Signage

Memory Table + Photos + Signage

Marriage License

Flower Girl Basket + Ring Bearer Pillow

Cocktail Hour

Directional Signage

Bar Menu + Signature Drink Signage

Personalized Cocktail Napkins

Appetizer Menu Signage

Seating Chart Display


Directional Signage

Escort Card Display and/or Seating Chart Display with Easel

Cake Stand + Topper

Cake Serving Set (Cake knife, personalized fork if desired)

Photos For a Memorial/Memory Table

Toasting Flutes

Bathroom Box Items (Think bobby pins, travel-sized beauty products, tampons, etc.)

Dessert Display

Decor Specialty Signage (neon sign)

Wedding Favor Display + Sign


Place Cards

Table Numbers

Dance floor props (lighting, school flag, rescue flats, etc.)

Sparkler Exit + Metal Buckets

For the Bride

Bride/Personalized Tote Bag

Getting Ready Attire (Robe or button-down shirt, or something you can easily slip off without affecting your hair and makeup)

Any Family Heirlooms (rings, jewelry, handkerchief, broach, etc.)

Small Clutch or Purse

Phone + Cord + Portable Battery

Beauty Bag: deodorant, perfume, lip touch-ups Wedding Dress Dress Undergarments (Spanx, nipple covers, boob tape if necessary)



Jewelry: Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet

Hair Accessories

Shoes: Ceremony + Reception

Getaway Bag


For the Groom

Backpack/Tote Bag

Tux Pants



Dress Shirt

Bow Tie or Tie

Belt or Suspenders

Dress Socks


Undergarments (including a spare undershirt)

Accessories: cufflinks, tie clip, handkerchief, watch, cologne

Wallet Phone + Cord + Portable Charger

Getaway Bag


Flat Lay Details

Personalized Hanger

Engagement Ring + Both Bands

Specialty Ring Box

Wedding Shoes

Momentos: handkerchief, watch, family heirloom, loved one's photos, cologne, perfume

Full Invitation Suite


Extra Ribbon In Wedding Colors


Gifts + Letters to Eachother

Gifts for Bridesmaids

Gifts for Groomsmen

Gifts for Parents

Gifts for Ushers, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer

Gratuities (in a sealed envelope labeled for each vendor)

Snacks + Water


When Should I Start Packing Wedding Details?

The earlier the better! Save yourself the stress by slowly starting to pack up your wedding details. We hope this comprehensive list helps, happy wedding planning!

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