It’s always a good idea to pack a quick little emergency bag to keep in the car (or with your Maid of Honor!) on your wedding day. Weddings day are notoriously unpredictable, and you want to make sure you’re able to tackle anything life throws at you that day! These are my top suggestions for what you should have in your wedding day emergency bag.
It’s always a good idea to chat with your makeup and hair artist before the big day to see what they suggest you keep with you. Depending on your hair or makeup style, they may have some specific items for you to keep with you. Regardless, there are some things I’ve listed below that are always a good idea to keep in your wedding day emergency bag.
• Almost definitely, you will have some stray hairs that get loose. Whether you’re just killing it on the dance floor, or making out a little too passionately with your new spouse, you’re going to be wanting some bobby pins and hairspray.
• If you’re wearing false lashes, you may want to bring some lash glue. I cried so much during my ceremony that I actually cried my fake lashes off. They slid off my face. Luckily, I was able to reapply them with lash glue without too much hassle after the ceremony.
• You’re going to be snacking, drinking, and doing a lot of kissing! Ask your makeup artist for a small sample of the lipstick you’ll be wearing to freshen up your lips throughout the day. (This is my favorite wedding day lipstick!)
• The days leading up your wedding day are stressful! Count on some breakouts and bring your favorite concealer.
This is the last day you want to push your body’s boundaries (ask me how I know). Now is not the time to loose weight or restrict yourself!
• You can bring any water bottle you pick up at the store, or pack your favorite “Bride” water bottle!
• You don’t need to bring a whole meal or anything, but packing something small, like a granola bar, can keep those faint feelings at bay until the reception dinner hits.
You’ve got a long day ahead of you, and your pristine white dress may or may not suffer for it. Especially if you’ve had a first look session before your wedding day, you want to make sure it’s in pristine condition. Don’t worry about spills or dancing mishaps, just pack a couple of these items to make sure your dress looks it’s best!
• Whether you spill something on yourself or need to wipe off smugy makeup from your happy tears, baby wipes and stain remover pens are always a great idea.
• You have no idea how many times I have seen brides need a safety pin at their wedding. If your bustle breaks, or your groom’s suit button pops off, it can be a lifesaver!
• Chances are, you’re wearing brand new heels for your wedding. And I’m going to guess you’ve never broken them in. Enter, moleskin. It’s basically skin colored, soft tape, that you put on the back of your heels or around your toes to prevent your shoes from rubbing your feet raw. Trust me, nothing kills those happy day vibes like wishing you could cut off your feet.
• Along with moleskin, it’s probably a good idea to bring a pair of comfy flats along with you too. Whenever you have a break, or if you just can’t take the pain of heels at your reception, you can switch into your secret shoes to give your feet a break and keep them feeling fresh as long as possible.
Your wedding day is going to be a long one. Away from home. Keep yourself feeling fresh, confident, and ready to go with some well-prepared items.
• Your favorite anti-prespirant deodorant. I recommend using a clear spray to avoid any residue coming off onto your clothes and leaving strange marks. Just make sure you’ve tested it beforehand to ensure it’ll work the way you need it to!
• While it may not be your ideal, some weddings just happen to fall at that time of the month. If you know there’s a chance of blood on your wedding day, make sure to pack some period supplies just in case!
Make sure to pack everything you need in a small bag, and hand it off to your maid of honor or your mom to carry on your wedding day. You’ll be prepared to handle anything that gets thrown at you, and you can dance your way through the night with no worries! Let me know what’s in your wedding day emergency bag in the comments below!
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