When planning your own wedding it is important to keep track of the many little bits and pieces. Even the best wedding planners can overlook a few items until the last moment, when it may be too late. With that in mind, here is my guide to the ultimate list of things to buy for your wedding day.

1) Bridal Veil / Hair Accessory: I ended up wearing a fingertip length drop veil for my wedding, but now wonder if I should have worn a floor length veil instead. I strongly suggest choosing your veil and hair accessory long before your wedding day so that you know exactly which one you want to wear.

Try on the veil a few times throughout the process, take photos wearing it with your gown, and get a feel for how you will wear your hair. Only then will you know for sure which veil accessory is right for you, giving yourself plenty of time to purchase a different one.

2) Jewelry

Just like your bridal veil and hair accessories, bridal jewelry should be chosen long before the wedding day!

Knowing what goes best with your dress is worthy of a whole other post. Some gowns with a high neckline might only call for chandelier earrings, whereas a sweetheart neckline looks stunning sans earrings, but rather a chunky necklace.

Do you homework. Etsy has a large selection of stunning fine bridal jewelry and reasonably priced costume jewelry.

3) Bridal Emergency Kit 

A bridal emergency kit is likely not high on your bridal buy radar. Rather, its a safety precaution in case something unexpected happens on your wedding day.

For example, a button can fall off last minute, you forgot to brush your teeth after rushing out the door into the waiting limo, or perhaps your wedding dress turns out to be a lot hotter than you thought and you would love to add a little extra deodorant.

A Bridal Emergency Kit will come in handy for just those moments.

4) Lingerie

A proper lingerie themed bridal shower or bachelorette party is a great way to receive some lovely lingerie pieces. Otherwise, don’t forget to buy a piece of lingerie (online or in store) for you and your special somebody.

A sexy little chemise from BHLDN bridal boutique is the perfect honeymoon negligee that is pretty and looks good on all body types

The hidden item that carries a fun tradition, can easily be forgotten.

I actually ended up wearing my mother’s garter from her wedding as my something old. In the end, I didn’t end up doing a garter toss, probably because I didn’t want to give up my mom’s garter.

This is why you will sometime see garters sold in pairs – one is to throw and one is to keep.


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