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
Unplugged Ceremony Sign
Ceremony Rituals (unity candle, time capsule, braided cross, etc.)
Guest Book + Pens + Signage
Cards + Gifts Signage
Memory Table + Photos + Signage
Flower Girl Basket + Ring Bearer Pillow
Bar Menu + Signature Drink Signage
Personalized Cocktail Napkins
Appetizer Menu Signage
Seating Chart Display
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
Bathroom Box Items (Think bobby pins, travel-sized beauty products, tampons, etc.)
Decor Specialty Signage (neon sign)
Wedding Favor Display + Sign
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.)
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
Shoes: Ceremony + Reception
For the Groom
Bow Tie or Tie
Belt or Suspenders
Undergarments (including a spare undershirt)
Accessories: cufflinks, tie clip, handkerchief, watch, cologne
Wallet Phone + Cord + Portable Charger
Flat Lay Details
Engagement Ring + Both Bands
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!