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Wedding Shopping Bingo: Can You Check Off All the Things to Buy?

Ever feel like your wedding to-do list is like a monster under the bed, growing larger and more terrifying the closer you get to the big day? You’re not alone! Between the venue, attire, and feeding an army of loved ones, wedding planning can leave even the most organized ones overwhelmed and frustrated.

This is where we come in!

We’ve compiled a checklist of everything you need to buy for your wedding, from the ceremony’s core to the reception’s showstoppers. This blog post isn’t just about the basic details but will explore those extras that personalize your day and make it truly unforgettable. So, grab your credit card, take a deep breath, and get ready to nail your wedding shopping like a pro.

Things to Buy for the Most Memorable Wedding Day (Bride’s Edition)

The dress may steal the show! But there’s so much more to a bride’s big day! Dive into our must-haves list to avoid last-minute panic situations.

The wedding dress

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This is the centerpiece for your wedding day. When selecting your dream gown, consider factors like silhouette, fabric, and embroidery. Don’t compromise on your comfort. Choose a dress that allows for movement and reflects your personal style. To ensure a flawless fit consider shapewear or control briefs.

Lastly, don’t forget to pack a comfortable pair of flats or wedges for post-ceremony relief for your dancing feet. 


Choose a supportive and comfortable bra for confidence and comfort throughout your wedding day. You can wear a strapless or convertible style if your dress requires it. While going for a shapewear, choose the right compression level based on your needs and comfort.

Wedding bouquet and ceremony accessories

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These elements will add a touch of beauty and tradition to your wedding ceremony. Choose your favorite flowers to enhance your overall look and set the tone for the wedding. Popular options include roses, peonies, lilies, and orchids, but the possibilities are endless! Consider a ring pillow or flower basket to add a touch of elegance to your wedding.

Also See: A Guide to Creating a Uniquely Elegant Wedding with Flowers


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Without the perfect jewelry, your bridal look is incomplete. Choose earrings that compliment your hairstyle and overall style. Consider a statement necklace to add a touch of elegance, ensuring it complements your dress’s neckline. You can opt for a bracelet to add another layer of detail to your look.

You can choose to match your jewelry with the overall appeal of the wedding theme. For instance, for a classic wedding theme, you might choose timeless pearl earrings and a simple diamond necklace.

Veil and Headpiece

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Both the Veil and headpiece can level up your wedding day look. A veil adds a timeless touch to your wedding attire. It comes in varied lengths including, fingertip length, cathedral length, elbow length, waltz length, chapel length, and more. You can pick the length that better goes with your comfort and style.

While headpieces offer a modern and unique alternative to traditional veil. They come in a vast variety of styles, from floral crowns to jeweled tiaras, allowing you to personalize your look.

Robes and slippers

Relax and feel pampered during the getting-ready process with a luxurious robe or cozy slippers. A comfortable robe adds a touch of glamour and allows you to move around dileasily while getting ready. Cozy slippers will keep your feet comfortable and warm while you and your bridal party prepare for the big day.

Make-up hair and touch-up kit

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To ensure that you look flawless throughout your wedding day, pack a handy makeup and hair touch-up kit. This will keep you fresh and confident even after the ceremony and all the crazy dancing. Include things like compact mirrors, lipstick, powder, bobby pins, and hairspray.

Personalized touches

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Add unique details that reflect your personality and make your wedding day even more special. A custom clutch is a stylish way to keep the essential things close at hand, and it can be personalized with your initials or wedding date. You can consider adding a special piece of jewelry gifted by a loved one, adding a sentimental touch to your wedding attire.

Things to Buy for the Most Memorable Wedding Day (Groom’s edition)

Grooms, step into the spotlight! This checklist ensures you look sharp, feel confident, and are ready for anything your wedding day throws your way. Nail your wedding look with confidence.

The suit

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Your wedding day is your chance to make a style statement. Find a well-fitting tuxedo that complements your body type and personal style. While looking fashionable is important, prioritize comfort for a truly enjoyable day.

If needed get it stitched to achieve a perfect fit that flatters your physique. Don’t forget the details! A pocket square and a tie or bow can elevate the overall appeal of your look. You can choose pieces that coordinate with your bride’s attire or wedding theme for a cohesive aesthetic.

Shoes and accessories

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Choose a shoe style that complements your suit and offers the comfort you’ll need to stand and dance for longer periods. Make sure that your belt matches your shoes and formal wear. You can choose to go for suspenders if this is something that suits your personality.

Wedding bands

Wedding bands are more than just rings- they are timeless symbols of love and commitment to your partner. You can get them engraved with a special message or date to personalize them to convey a deeper meaning. Make sure that your wedding band should fit perfectly. It should feel comfortable on your finger- not too loose that it spins around and not too tight that it cuts off circulation.

Groomsmen Gifts

Your groomsmen have been there for you throughout the hustle of preparation and you definitely owe them some special gifts. Go for those gifts that they’ll use and appreciate beyond the wedding. Aim for gifts that cater to their interests and hobbies, ensuring they’ll use and cherish them for years to come. Classic watches or nice ties are always an option.

Hygiene kit

Pack a bag with all the essential things that will help you stay fresh all day long. Deodorants, a light spritz cologne, breath mints, and a lint roller to keep your outfit intact would be lifesavers. You can also keep a stain remover pen, as unexpected spills on your clothes may occur. With this little bag by your side, you’ll be ready to conquer your wedding day with confidence.

Personal touches

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Your wedding day is all about celebrating your unique love story. Try adding personal touches that reflect your unique bond. You can carry a sentimental item in your pocket, like a heartfelt note from your bride or a photo of your parents on their wedding day. These little things can bring a smile to your face and a surge of warm emotions throughout the day.  

The Ultimate Wedding Day Survival Kit

Even the most strategically planned weddings can face unexpected hiccups. Be prepared for all kinds of situations with a handy emergency kit.

Fashion fixes

A popped button and a stain on your dress can happen anytime. Pack a small sewing kit with needles, thread, and safety pins to mend these minor mishaps in a blink. Further, double-sided fashion tape can be a lifesaver for keeping stubborn clothing elements in place.

Dancing the whole night away can sometimes lead to discomfort, so keep the shoe liners with you to absorb moisture and prevent blisters.

Beauty Refresh

Pack some everyday essentials including, deodorant, perfume, mouth fresheners, toothbrush, and toothpaste, to keep yourself fresh throughout the day. For the bride small make-up kit with things like blotting papers, concealer, lipstick, and powder will ensure your look stays flawless. Grooms can pack some mattifying wipes to absorb excess oil and sebum from the skin.

Comfort and care

Keep some over-the-counter pain reliever medicines to prevent any sort of discomfort. Minor cuts, scapes, or blisters can happen anytime to anyone. A small pack of bandages and antiseptic wipes will ensure you can address them quickly and discreetly. You can also keep a travel razor to deal with stray hair in your outfit.

Odds and ends

Your wedding day will be filled with chaos and you will not have the time or privilege to eat a full meal. So, pack some energy-boosting snacks like, nuts, or granola bars, and a small bottle of water to keep your energy levels up.

Pack your phone’s charger and consider a portable battery pack to ensure you can capture all the precious moments and stay connected throughout the day.

Lastly, throw in some needle and thread in white and black for a quick wardrobe malfunction fix.

Wrapping up…

The list might seem like a mountain to climb, but with every item checked off, you will be one step closer to the summit- your wedding day! Every pick you make, from the dress that’ll make your partner speechless to the cake that shows how sweet your love is, adds another piece to your amazing love story. So grab this list and get ready to make your big day awesome and something you’ll never forget!

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