Wedding Planning

How to Make a Wedding Day Survival Kit

Wedding Day Survival Kit

You’ve spent countless hours preparing for this special day, down to the last detail. However, there’s always a chance that not everything will go exactly as planned. This is why you need a wedding day survival kit to remedy the little surprises that could come up at the most inconvenient time.

Here are some items to pack:

Wedding day survival kit

1. Health

  • Pain reliever. Ward off stress — or hangover — headaches.
  • Eye drops. To keep your eyes from getting red if you get teary-eyed.
  • Emergen-C. The perfect way to flood your system with Vitamin C and rapidly amp up your immune system that may have taken a hit from stress or lack of sleep.
  • Hand sanitizer. With so many people and germs, keep a miniature bottle in your stash.
  • Band-aids. For blisters or minor cuts.

2. Hygiene

  • Spray-on deodorant. More discreet than stick deodorant and can be shared with others.
  • Mouthwash. You’ll be doing a lot of talking, so keep your breath fresh.
  • Baby wipes. You never know when a small spill will need to be rapidly eradicated.
  • Tissues. Emotions are running high, so don’t forget the tissues.
  • Tampons and sanitary napkins. Don’t let an unexpected leak catch you off guard.

3. Beauty

  • Comb/brush. Things may get a little wild both before and during the festivities.
  • Mirror. Bring a compact along just in case you want to do a makeup or hair check and there are no mirrors within close proximity.
  • Hairspray and pins. You never know if your fragile up-do may need to be rescued.
  • Earring backs. Wouldn’t it be a bit wacky if you were forced to walk down the aisle with one-earring?
  • Coffee filters. As the sweat begins to pour, grabbing a napkin and wiping it off isn’t going to preserve your makeup. Use coffee filters to blot the sweat away, instead.

4. Attire

  • Miniature sewing kit. It should contain safety pins, a needle and thread, buttons and anything else you need to make a small repair.
  • Pantyhose. Pack an extra pair of these in case you get a stubborn run that can’t be saved with clear nail polish.
  • Chalk. If the bride spills something on her wedding dress moments before walking down the aisle, chalk can cover up the problem.
  • Stain remover. A portable stick is ideal for quickly removing wine, food or makeup stains.

5. Footwear

  • Fold-up ballet slippers or flip-flops. Heels aren’t always as comfortable as you may have anticipated, so bring along a pair of folding ballet flats that fold up to fit in a small purse.
  • Blister protection spray. Should you forget to pack your slippers or band-aids, blister protection spray will minimize the aftermath of being in heels all day.

6. Miscellaneous

  • Shades. If you’re having an outdoor affair, don’t forget to pack backup shades and sunglass lenses for the wedding party.
  • Sunblock. This is also a must for outdoor weddings if you want to ward off sunburn.
  • Phone chargers. The surplus of phone calls, social media posts and impromptu photo shoots are sure to drain your battery.
  • Disposable cameras. In case the digital camera taps out or your cell phone dies, a disposable camera will come in handy to capture special moments.

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