April 27, 2011

15 Essential Items For A Wedding Day Kit

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Anthony Lala @ 12:44 am

As a New Orleans wedding planner, I work closely with the bride and groom all the way through to the wedding day, and one thing I always advise my clients to do is create a bridal emergency kit or an essential day-of wedding kit. Since there are so many things that could potentially go wrong on that big day, it’s important to have a few things ready in case of a wedding predicament. In order to be prepared for the worst, here are 15 things you should have in your bridal emergency kit.

1. Aspirin – Nothing will ruin a wedding day quicker than a splitting headache. That’s why it’s always good to have a couple aspirins for yourself and your bridesmaids.

2. Water – Whether you’re taking pictures out in the Louisiana sun or just out and about the whole day, you run the risk of getting dehydrated, which could lead to a host of other problems. A simple bottle of water will go a long way.

3. Brush/Comb – You want everything to be perfect so a loose strand of hair could be annoying.

4. Floss – Throughout the day, you’ll have to talk to all of your guests and take hundreds of pictures with a big smile, which means the last thing you want is a big piece of lettuce lodged in your teeth.

5. Mints – As previously stated, you’ll be talking to everyone all day so you don’t want to put them off with bad breath.

6. Small Mirror – Although your bridesmaids will be there to tell you how you look, it’s always a good idea to have a portable mirror to make sure you look perfect.

7. Tissues – Whether there are tears of happiness or you have a runny nose, you never want to be placed in the awkward position of not having a tissue at your disposal.

8. Emory Board – While you might think this one isn’t necessary, you don’t want to have sharp nails around delicate dresses that might snag easily.

9. Double-Sided Tape – This comes in handy for a lot of things, such as holding up your dress, so you don’t want to be without it.

10. Hairspray – It’s good to have some handy to keep your hair looking fresh and pristine.

11. Band-Aids – After walking around all day in your shoes, you or your bridesmaid might develop painful blisters. Some strategically placed Band-Aids could help ease the pain.

12. Make-Up – This one is probably a given but having things like lipstick in case it smears or compact is important.

13. Eye Drops – Crying makes your eyes red so you should keep this nearby to get the red out before pictures.

14. Straws – Preemptively prevent your lipstick from being smeared by keeping some straws nearby.

15. Spot Remover – Finally, the risk of wearing a beautiful big white dress is getting it dirty. Remove stains and any imperfections from your dress by quickly applying some spot remover.