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An essential wedding day packing checklist for brides-to-be

The pre-ceremony ‘Bridal Prep’ is definitely one of my favourite aspects of a wedding day.

Bride dressing for her wedding

I really enjoy photographing my brides as they are getting ready for their wedding. Surrounded by their mum, close family and bridesmaids, it’s a really exciting part of the day.

Everyone is nervous with anticipation and spirits are high.

But one thing that is sure to kill the atmosphere and add a lot of unnecessary stress to your day is if you are getting ready for your wedding day, at a venue that isn’t your home, and then realise you forgot to pack something.

Arghhh!!!!

Avoid this common mistake on your wedding day

That moment when it dawns on you that you haven’t packed your favourite lipstick, a needle and thread, a pair of scissors, or that special piece of jewellery that you were planning to wear is just terrible to watch.

The brides face sinks and panic sets in! Believe me, I have photographed so many weddings over the past ten years and have seen this happen a lot.

What to pack for your wedding day

So, to help you avoid making the same mistake, I have created a wedding day packing checklist, which is free and available for you to download below.

You have so much to think about as your big day approaches, so I hope this will help you keep calm and feel in control.

It’s a list of everything you may need on your wedding day. So use it as you prepare your overnight bag and cross things off before you head to the venue or wherever you are getting ready for your ceremony.

If you do, you can then be confident that you have everything covered.

Grab your free wedding day packing checklist today

Not being adequately prepared on your wedding day and having everything to hand that you are going to need is a sure-fire way to get your wedding day started on the wrong footing.

My Wedding Day Packing Checklist for brides-to-be is available for you to download for free by completing your details here.

I really hope that you find it useful! After your big day has passed, do return to let me know in the comments below if it was.

Fran x