Don’t Forget These 10 Things At Your Wedding


Forget-me-nots. Grab a bunch of them on your wedding day. Photo: Demitry Chan


I would like to see that this is only a problem with bare wedding venues, but it’s not. In my own random order, here are some things you need to remember to not forget:


  1. Don’t forget your marriage license. You are not officially married unless you have a signed marriage license – ever.
  2. Don’t forget trash cans and bags – If you’re bringing everything into your venue, don’t forget these. At least two big ones, and one per bar or food station.
  3. Don’t forget your bouquet. Do you know how many times one of my brides has left her bouquet at the hotel? Enough times so that if one of my team isn’t there when she leaves, I ask her MOH to mind the bouquet. Speaking of which:
  4. Where’s your phone? If necessary, have someone else be in charge of it. Trust me.
  5. Where are your wedding rings? Who has them? Who has them at all times?
  6. Don’t forget outdoor heat lamps. If you’re in California, the temperature plummets once the sun goes down. If you’re getting married outside anywhere else in the country between January – April or October – December, the temperature plummets once the sun goes down. Blankets and hot cocoa are nice. You know what’s better? Mushroom heaters.
  7. Napkins. Place setting at the table, bar, dessert table, appetizers, drink stations.
  8. Don’t forget serving ware. How are are all the entrees getting out of the pans and onto guest plates? How are you cutting the cake?
  9. Ice. All the pieces to your bar include this one, for serving and cooling.
  10. Don’t forget water. Same.

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Los Angeles Wedding Planner

Liz Coopersmith

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