Lists of Items That a Personal Attendant Brings for a Wedding

by Tara M. Clapper

Personal attendants are responsible for communicating with the bride. A personal attendant keeps the schedule on track and minimizes the bride's stress on the big day by assisting with event planning and execution. Be prepared as a personal attendant by bringing the right items with you to the wedding ceremony and reception.

Bride Emergency Kit

Keep a bride's emergency kit with you. This includes medications and impromptu must haves such as acetaminophen, hair spray, perfume, needle, thread, scissors, deodorant, spare keys, makeup, change of shoes and sunscreen.

Contact Information

Have a cell phone and all contact information at the ready. Suggestions include wedding and reception contact, the bride's parents, car or limousine rental, officiant, florist, cake designer, caterer, musicians, photographer and deejay.

List

Bring a checklist of things the bridal party must remember. They might need coordinating jewelry, makeup and the rings. Carry or purchase any last-minute items that are required.

Time Frame

Personal attendants are responsible for the schedule. Use a hard copy of the schedule to make sure everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there.

Special Arrangements

Make yourself aware of any special instructions or arrangements to eliminate the bride's stress. Know about any special seating arrangements for handicapped relatives, potential security issues and the rules regarding children at the wedding.

Party and Program

Carry a copy of the wedding program, which includes a list of the bridal party. This will make it easier to ensure everyone's presence at each necessary stage.