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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.