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There are numerous things to think about when planning a wedding.  Shopping for wedding gowns, choosing the bridesmaids dresses, finding your perfect wedding venue, picking your wedding cake.  The list just goes on for days.  To help you get started on finding everything you need, we've put together a list of the most common wedding supplies.  

Let's start with the bride.  Some (but not all) of the supplies you will need for the bride are:

  • Wedding dress
  • Wedding shoes
  • Veil
  • Bridal jewelry (including wedding ring)
  • Bouquet
  • Makeup (if different from normal) 

Now let's move onto the groom.  Here is a list of the most common wedding supplies for the groom:

  • Tuxedo or suit
  • Dress shoes
  • Dress socks
  • Boutonniere
  • Wedding ring (if one will be worn)

There are quite a few things needed for the actual ceremony.  Here is a list to get you started:  

  • Flowers
  • Unity ceremony supplies
  • Ring bearer pillow
  • Flower girl basket
  • Aisle Runner
  • Guest Book
  • Wedding Programs

Now we will move onto the wedding reception.  This list can be endless, but here are a few items to get you started:

  • Wedding cake topper
  • Escort cards
  • Centerpieces
  • Toasting flutes
  • Cake cutting utensils
  • Decorations
  • Wedding favors
  • Personalized cocktail napkins
  • Place cards
  • Table number cards

Here is a list many of the pre-wedding items you may need.  This list will also include all the miscellaneous items that don't really fit into any particular category, but are important nonetheless.  

  • Wedding invitations
  • Shower invitations
  • Bridal party gifts
  • Bridal shower favors
  • Bridesmaids bouquets
  • Flowers for family members
  • Thank you cards
  • Save the date cards
  • Wedding checklist
  • Birdseed or bubbles for going away
  • Marriage license
  • Disposable cameras
  • Wedding day emergency kit

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Of course, there are lots of other supplies that will be needed to make your wedding day perfect.  However, many of these things are taken care of by the vendors you will choose for you wedding such as your caterer or the wedding venue itself.  If, however, you are totally going it alone, you will need to consider quite a few more things and you will DEFINITELY want to make a checklist of all the things necessary to pull off a successful wedding.  

Here is an example of some of the things you will need if you will be hosting an outdoor wedding on your own:

  • Tent
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Table Linens to include tablecloths and napkins
  • Dinnerware
  • Silverware
  • Glass wear
  • Decoration
  • Flowers
  • Dance Floor
  • Ceremony arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Serving utensils
  • Aisle runner
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Outdoor heater
  • Fans

This is just a start on all the wedding supplies you might need.  It can seem very overwhelming at times.  Many times a couple will choose to hire a wedding planner to help with all the details.  The wedding planner will know from years of experience all the necessary supplies to make your wedding day a complete success.

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