Things to buy for wedding

Get the list of things to buy for your wedding on this page. Wedding days are exiting events for both the couple and guests. However, on the other hand, it can be a tedious responsibility for the wedding planner and the couple. Series of consultations as regards to planning must take place prior to arriving on the final list of items needed for the wedding.  Some items could be hired, while some could either be bought or donated by well-wishers. This post focuses only on the list of things to be bought for the wedding day.JAMB Result


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Putting down the list of things to be bought for a wedding in writing isn’t a one man’s job if one desires a charming and respectable wedding ceremony. The adage applies: ‘two heads are better than one.’ In this context, we could say that more heads are better than two. This list of things provided on this page helps to ensure that you do not omit essential items that could have been bought prior to that day. In addition, you would have suggestions on other essentials that could add to the splendour of the occasion.

Check out the list below.

  1. Bride’s essentials

Bride’s essentials include her wedding gears and accessories needed to give the beautiful, graceful and pleasant look. Since brides are the focus of the occasion, it is more appropriate that they pay keen interest to both quality and style of products. Though a bride may have other necessities that may be personal to her; however, below is a general list of bride’s item to buy on the list.

  • Wedding dresses
  • Bridal veil or head accessories – pins, extensions or weave-on, Jewellery set
  • Make-up accessories
  • Bridal Shoes
  • Tiara
  • Bridal Hand fan
  • Clutch bag
  • Brides glove (optional)
  • Bouquet
  • Bridal shawlNpower Recruitment
  • Bridal lingerie
  • Garter (optional)
  1. Ceremonial items

Without these important items, the symbol of union, wedding can’t hold; most especially, if it is a white wedding.

  • Bride’s wedding rings
  • Groom’s wedding ring
  • Ring plate or pillow (to place ring)

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  1. Groom’s Essentials

Generally, groom’s fashion sense are a lot easy going, however, noble and elegance remains the watchwords for a presentable look. Additionally, quality and style is a major decision for a fabulous appearance.  Groom can whisk with pride with the following accessories listed below:

  • Wedding Suit or Tuxedo
  • Shoes
  • Pocket handkerchief
  • Pocket bouquet
  • Cufflink
  • Waist beltJAMB Form
  • Wristwatch
  • Neck Tie or Cravat
  • Grooms glove (optional)
  • Waist coat (optional)
  1. Emergency Kit

It is always good to have an emergency kit handy. Sometimes, the odds could occur.It could range from a ripped cloth, stained garments, or bad stomach day.  All these are what could happen on a normal day. But that shouldn’t steal the spotlight of your own wedding day. Getting the list of emergency needs ready on ground on that day is a better way to stay in control. Here is what to include:

  • Emergency bag
  • Antacid
  • Pain reliever
  • Mouth spray
  • Razor or Scissors
  • Hanker chief
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread
  • Extra Hair pin
  • Extra footwear
  • White chalk (to whiten stains)
  • Wet wipes
  • Groom’s facial powder
  • Safety pins
  1. Wedding Key Players’ Accessories

Key players in the wedding include couples parents, flower girl, ring bearer, bridesmaids, groomsmen etc. Their presence on your very day is essential, especially, if you are hosting in style. These are some of the things you could get your key players:

  • Flower Girl dress
  • Ring bearer suit
  • Maid of Honour Dress
  • Best Man Suite
  • Parents of the bride and groom attire
  • Matching attires for family members
  • Bridesmaid’s dresses
  • Bridesmaid bouquetsInformation Guide Nigeria
  • Flower girl basket
  • Groomsmen suits/tux
  • Wrist Corsages and Boutonnieres

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  1. Room Decorations

  • Couples ornate seat
  • Head table decors
  • Hanging lanterns
  • Inflatable foil party balloons
  • Engagement/Bunting banners
  • Floral decor/garlands
  • Lace and net rolls (wall decorations)
  • Organza rolls
  • String lightings
  • Luxury curtains
  • Centre piece
  • Fancy paper chains
  • Banquet chair covers
  • Satin sheets
  1. Reception Table decorations

These table decoration items are optional yet add to a fabulous table setting:

  • Table runners
  • Table place cards
  • Table confetti and gems
  • Flameless Candles
  • Crystal decorations
  • Metallic holographic streamers
  • Photo booth propsWAEC Result
  • Centre piece e.g. bouquets
  • Foliage/crystal light strings
  1. Tableware and catering items

These items are essential for hosting guests. Some people opt for party disposable dish wares and while others opt for ceramic wares. Though choices are in most cases influenced by budget, nevertheless, these items listed below are usually included:

  • Party plates
  • Party bowls
  • Party cups
  • Party plastic cups (for children)
  • Champagne glasses
  • Cutleries (Knives, forks, spoons, dessert spoons)
  • Serviettesthings to buy for wedding
  • Toothpicks
  • Drinking Straws
  • Party cocktail umbrellas
  • Cake and fruit saucer
  • Bowls
  • Food Flags
  • Party Coasters
  • Banquet rolls
  • Dinner napkins
  • Water jugs
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Knife (for cutting the wedding cake)
  • Cake spatula
  • Insulated hot pots
  • 5L Chafing dish set
  • Dessert bowls and cup
  • Cock screw
  • Cake bags
  • Serving trays

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  1. Cake decorations

  • Cake Topper
  • Cake stand
  • Cake doilies
  • Wedding party coloured candles safe flames
  • Cake ribbon
  • Cake boxes
  • Cupcake cases

Food items

Food and drinks is a must for your guest. Your purchase would entail buying the following ingredients for the food items such as these:

  • Salad
  • Main meal e.g. delicacies, pastries, grains, soup or swallows
  • Sauce
  • Snacks
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Ice cream
  • Cake


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Kitchen items

  • Cooking pots and pans
  • Extra Basins
  • Dish Washing Agent
  • Moi-Moi plates
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Master chef cake mixer
  • Fuel for cooking
  • Garbage bags
  • Ice blocks
  • Serving spoons/tongs/fork
  • Food cooler


  • Hand towels or paper towels
  • Hand wash liquid soaps
  • Toilet fresheners
  • Toilet Papers
  • Water Storage Unit
  • Disinfectants
  • Toilet sign

Logistic supplies

  • Attendants/ushers Uniforms and identifying tags
  • Recharge cards
  • Standby alternate power source plus fuel
  • Couple’s car fuel
  • CDs of wedding music

Wedding stationeries

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Wedding Gifts

  • Favors (invitation)
  • ‘Thank you’ souvenirs (for guest and wedding key players)
  • Gifts for ushers
  • Gifts for cooks and couple’s driver
  • Gift for officiating minister


  • Air flight ticket
  • Resort reservations

There goes the wedding checklist! With all these in mind, you have something to think about while planning and preparing. Ensure you have all what it takes to make your wedding day run smooth and successful.

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