As you all may already know, I got married last September. In case you missed my wedding video and blog post, take a little peek HERE! It was a beautiful day and I still smile every time I think about it.
Since bridal season is here, I thought I’d share 6 essential wedding day survival kit items that every bride needs on her wedding day. It’s always a good idea to talk to other brides or your friends that are married because I feel like they always have that one tip you would have NEVER thought about. If you want to know more about my wedding and the whole planning process I went through, be sure to read all about it in my blog HERE. Maybe it’ll inspire you for your big day! All of these things I mention in my tips are things you can have your maid of honor carry for you, in case you don’t have access to a handbag for most of the day.
1. Having some blotting papers is an absolute must! With the tears, the lights, and the weather, you’re sure to build up shine throughout the day and you definitely don’t want that. They’re so much easier to use than powder, and easier to carry. You’ll get shiny when dancing, or if you’re having a gorgeous outdoor wedding. If you have blotting papers handy you’ll never run the risk of looking oily in photos.
2. I also recommend having a stick concealer with you throughout your wedding day because you can apply it directly under your eyes or on any unwanted spots. A stick concealer is easy to use too because you can easily blend the product in with your fingers and don’t need a brush. Just be sure to wipe your hands before you touch your dress!
3.You’ll also want to make sure to have your lipstick on hand. Be sure to have either your lipstick or gloss on you as much as possible because you’ll need touch ups through out the day. It’ll keep you camera ready so you can look back on your photos and feel confident about your smile. Take my word for it because I really could have used this tip when I got married.
BONUS TIP: Get your hubby to hold a tube of your lipstick and have him tuck it into his jacket. That way, if you lose yours, or just want to touch up between dances, he’ll be prepared for you.
4. Bring an extra pair of comfortable shoes that you can slip on when your feet start to hurt. That’s if you opt to wear heels. If you are shorter and don’t want to wear your thin heels all day, I recommend a wedge to keep the height with more comfort. Plus they won’t show underneath your dress. That’s what I did! If you’re a taller girl, you can get away with a pair of flats or flip flops if you choose.
5. Be sure to carry whatever blush you wear on your wedding day so you can touch it up. Your blush will fade as time goes by and flash photography can be a little harsh so added a little blush during the evening can help you avoid looking pale or washed out.
6. Lastly, make sure you have some fashion tape with you. Accidents happen, alterations rip, and straps tear. It can be a nightmare to deal with if you don’t have a quick fix like fashion tape. It’s an inexpensive way to deal with so many potential problems, like rips and seam tears, or even to keep your dress in place.
I hope you enjoyed reliving my wedding with me by checking out my wedding video and blog posts and be sure to bookmark these wedding day survival kit tips every brides needs if you’re planning your wedding or know you will be soon. For all my bride-to-be readers, I wish you the most exciting, happy time planning your wedding day! Leave me a comment if you have any other wedding-related questions for me!