Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best: How to Make a Wedding Day Kit

When it comes to the big day, being prepared for anything is crucial. Get ready by gathering an emergency stash of essentials to prepare for any situation that arises.

Time to Primp

As you gather with the girls to get ready that morning, you’re likely to be on a tight schedule. Everyone needs time to get their hair, makeup and nails just right. There isn’t much time to deal with a wardrobe malfunction or any other crisis, so arrive prepared with a bag of reinforcements like a sewing kit, scissors, hem tape and some anti-static spray. Pack a few extra earring backs and a pair of tweezers to quickly solve any jewelry issues. Have a travel-sized nail kit on hand as well as a nail file and your polish color for a quick touch up. Stash an extra pair of contacts in your bag just in case they rip, get lost or are dropped in the rush to get ready. You can even try FreshLook color contacts from Vision Direct to enhance your natural eye color and give you that extra sparkle.

Also make sure to have plenty of snacks and water on hand to keep everyone nourished and hydrated for this marathon of a day. Opt for things like bananas and granola bars instead of anything messy that could stain your dress.

Get Ready for Your Close-Up

The ceremony went off without a hitch, but now it’s time for photos. Whether the photographer is shooting the wedding party at a single location or at a few choice spots around town, the clock is ticking. Fill a small clear makeup pouch with everything you may need to make sure your hair and makeup look flawless in the photos. Wedding experts at Style Me Pretty recommend packing hairspray, bobby pins, oil-blotting papers, face powder, a hair brush, a lint roller, lip color, eye drops and a small mirror.

To make sure you look your best, perfect your pose before the big day. Take a few dozen selfies in the mirror to find your best angle. Peruse red carpet photos to see the stars’ signature stances to get ideas for the most flattering pose for your body type.

Finally, the Party!

Plenty of emergencies can still arise at the reception, especially if you have a penchant for red wine and aren’t the most graceful dancer. Pack a stain remover pen like Tide To Go to handle any spills. Have a pair of comfy, yet elegant flats to change into so you can dance the night away without torturing your feet. Bring some super glue and adhesive bandages. You never know when a bridesmaid could break her high heel or get a blister from those new stilettos.

How to Get Ink Out of Clothes

Bring eye makeup remover and some cotton rounds to touch up your eye makeup in case the toasts get you all teary. Include some toiletries like floss, a toothbrush, toothpaste, tampons, an over-the-counter pain reliever and deodorant in your reception tote as well. Freshen up after dinner and avoid that embarrassing moment of chatting away with parsley in your teeth. And, have some double-sided fashion tape on hand to keep your dress perfectly in place while you dance the night away.

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