As an NYC Wedding Photographer, I’ve seen a fair share of brides and grooms forget important elements needed for their Wedding Day. From leaving the Wedding Ring at home to forgetting to pick up the Wedding Buquet from your local florist, I have seen Brides and Grooms panic when they should be relaxing. Thus, I have learned that it’s always good to have a Wedding Day Checklist. Sometimes it’s even helpful to have a close friend, or even a wedding planner, to help you organize everything.
Below is a great way to start your Wedding Day Checklist. You will see a list of things you need to have in order for your day to run smoothly because the truth is unexpected scenarios do happen. Make sure to double-check your list before your Wedding and to coordinate with your wedding planner so that you both are on the same page.
Nobody wants to stress. So try to stay as calm, excited, and communicative with your entire team. Happy Wedding Planning 🙂
I always provide a “must have” shot list which can be added to your Wedding Day Checklist. This is a list of important moments, styled shots, candid moments, and everything else you could possibly need for your Wedding photography package. To embellish on the importance of this list, I have had couples tell me horror stories about photographers who forgot important moments. If you’re looking for specific shots, feel free to let us know so we can add it to this list.
It’s always a good idea to have a makeup touch up kit, perfume, bobby pins, hairspray, gloss, eyelash glue, and lipstick/lip gloss handy. You’ll be taking a ton of photos on your Wedding Day and will be moving around quite a bit. That being said, it’s important to have a little refresh here and there.
Make sure to have your Marriage License, Ketubah, Vows, and any other legal document on hand! This is important because you can’t marry your loved one without it!
Don’t forget to tip the DJ, Wait Staff, or anyone else that you feel needs to receive a tip on your Wedding Day. The last thing you want to do is rush to an ATM after your Wedding Party.
You never know what the weather condition will be. Always have umbrellas, rain shoes, and/or ponchos for the guests, just in case!
Rehearse with your coordinator or planner to ensure that everything has been paid, that the decor is on point, that everyone who RSVP-ed is actually coming, and that transportation is all squared away. This is important because you want your guests and everyone involved to feel prepared. This will help prevent stress and anxiety on your Wedding Day.