Groom 101

The Man Registry’s Ultimate Wedding Day Checklist

Bob Horner

The wedding day is finally here and it’s one of the most important days of your life. Will you be nervous? Of course. You can try to play it off cool, but on a day like this when your friends and family will be coming at you from every direction, it’s only natural to be shaking in your boots.

How can you calm your nerves? Two words: be prepared (remember that old Cub Scout motto?). For example, if you’re the quarterback and you arrive at the game without practicing beforehand, you’ll be much more nervous and stressed than if you had gone over all of the plays backward and foreword. It’s the same case on your wedding day. Your part is just as important as the bride’s — especially when it comes to showing up on-time, looking appropriate, and following through with your duties without looking ridiculous.

It’s extremely helpful to plan out all of the details before the ceremony so you can enjoy your wedding day without worrying about whether you’ve forgotten something essential. To make sure you have everything you could possibly need on your big day, take a look at out our checklist for the bride and groom.

Beauty (the Bride)

  • Wedding gown
  • Headpiece & Veil
  • Lingerie
  • Hosiery & Garter
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Wrap/Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Groom’s Wedding Band
  • Ring Bearer Pillow
  • Flower Girl Basket & Petals
  • Wedding Programs
  • Guest Book & Pens
  • Unity Candle
  • Sanity

The Beast (groom)

  • Tux/Suit Basics (Coat, Shirt & Pants)
  • Cummerbund or Vest
  • Tie
  • Cufflinks
  • Socks That Match  Your Tux/Suit
  • Shoes

Emergency Kit

  • Food & Water
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Pins
  • Makeup
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Nail Glue
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Nail Clippers & File
  • Baby Powder
  • Hair Comb/Brush
  • Mousse, Hair Spray or Gel
  • Tampons or Pads
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Dental Floss
  • Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Tylenol or Asprin
  • Antacid
  • Cough & Cold Syrup
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Eye Drops
  • Band-Aids
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Watch or Clock
  • Sewing Kit
  • Scissors
  • Scotch or Duct Tape
  • Safety Pins
  • Extra Pair of Nylons
  • Lint Roller
  • Static Cling Spray
  • Extra Under Shirts
  • Extra Black Socks
  • Extra Cufflinks
  • Shoe Polish
  • Phone Numbers of Wedding Coordinator and Wedding Party
  • Sunglasses

TMR Recommendation: E-mail this to your Bride or hang it on your fridge. Talk about major brownie points. Congratulations, good luck, and tie your shoes tight!


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