The centerpiece of Tuesday's evening convention program will be the roll call vote making Trump's nomination official - a once-unthinkable scenario for Republicans who spent months dismissing the real estate mogul as a mere sideshow.
It's the end of the Stop Trump movement splinter movement, but members of the Virginia delegation stayed away from the convention floor, opting to have a caucus meeting instead.
But when it came to her big moment in the spotlight, Melania Trump chose a dress not by an American designer, but by a Serbian-born designer based in London.
Anti-Trump delegates had tried to force a state-by-state roll call vote on the rules, which to their dismay require delegates to vote for a nominee based on their state primaries and caucuses.
In an interview in September, he said: "Go f*** yourselves, the lot of you - you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men".
"Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honour to present the next first lady of the U.S.".
The pair wrote a speech and submitted a draft to Trump's campaign over a month ago.
"Donald Trump is not merely a candidate", Collins said. So, when asked if Manafort should step down, Lewandowski said Manafort should determine who is responsible and, if it's him, he should resign.
But her inspiring address was quickly dwarfed by accusations of plagiarism, with news outlets like CNN and Politico reporting that it appeared the former model and businesswoman had lifted parts of her speech from a 2008 DNC speech from Michelle Obama.
"I imagine there's people who shouldn't have done that or who should have cleaned it up better", he said. "It's really a sad day for them".
The plagiarism controversy and other unforced errors by the campaign cast a shadow over the convention and raised fresh questions about Trump's oversight of his campaign, which gives voters a window into how a candidate might handle the pressures of the presidency.
"We need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow".