While many items couples forget on their wedding day are minor and can easily be taken care of, there are some that are major and one that the wedding can't happen without. These are all real life forgot items at our venue, The Barn at Lacey Farms.
Most of the time there are small things like they forgot the cake plates or cake cutting knives. Sometimes couples are stocking their own bar and forget ice or cups. These items are fairly minor and someone can be sent to pick up the forgotten item.
Then you start getting a few more important items like shoes, tux, cuff links, jewelry, dress, transportation, money for tips, wedding party gifts, pictures for the memory table and the rings. Most of these items may be difficult to just go and get especially depending on the time when you realize you have forgotten them. Best thing to do is start making a checklist and check each item off before heading to the wedding venue.
Now for the item couples forget and you will not be married without it. The Marriage License! We have had couples show up and ask if the Officiant is bringing the wedding license. That one really baffles me. Others just forgot to bring the license. Here's the thing. The Officiant must sign the license the day of your wedding, so someone is going to have to go get the license and bring it back for the Officiant to sign. The ones that did not know they had to get one, well they will need to go to the Justice of Peace and get married after they get the license.
My wife is the queen of checklists and I would have forgotten untold items if it wasn't for her checklist. So make a checklist and put the Marriage License at the top of the list.