With so much focus on the bride for her wedding day, the groom is often left with a time and place to show up. He may or may not know what to bring or he may think he has packed everything but has forgotten something. Earlier this year, I was photographing bride and groom details at the beginning of the wedding day. When I went to photograph the groom, I was told he had left. At first I was so confused until they said he had forgotten his wedding shirt and needed to go get it! Weddings can be stressful enough without forgetting something so below is a Wedding Day Check List for Grooms to ensure you’re not forgetting something super important on your wedding day.

1. The wedding ring!

2. Wedding attire: undershirt, button up shirt, jacket, vest, tie, pants, boxers, belt, cuff links, socks, shoes.

3. Accessories: watch, cologne, deodorant, cigar, comb, hair products.

4. Gift. If you’re giving your fiancé, parents, or groomsmen a gift, make sure to pack it.

I know it’s second nature for most guys to want to pack all of these items the day of their wedding; however, try to encourage your man to pack everything right after he picks up his suit (if he is renting) or 2-3 days prior if he already owns his suit. This way, if anything is missing, he will have plenty of time to find it before the wedding day. If you’re a groom and reading this, you’re on top of things!! Kiddos to you!!

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Sarah Botta is a Northern Virginia based wedding photographer whose work can be described as organic, natural, and timeless. Sarah specializes in capturing people’s stories and building connections with each client to help tell their story. Sarah has photographed over 55 weddings across Virginia and Maryland from rustic outdoor ceremonies to elaborate estate mansion receptions. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations. Sarah is available for travel and is passport ready.