To ensure that you stay looking flawless at your wedding – a day when all eyes will be on you – it’s a great idea to pack a bride survival kit just in case.

You don’t need to pack your entire cosmetics collection, but having a little bag of essentials on hand will allow you to keep looking and feeling your best right until the very last dance of the night.

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From waterproof mascara to talcum powder and tweezers, we’ve come up with a list of essentials (and non-essentials) to pop in your bride survival kit so that you’re ready for anything.

What to Include in a Bride Survival Kit:

  • Paracetamol
  • Tissues
  • Face wipes
  • Mints
  • Mini deodorant/perfume
  • Hair Pins
  • Plasters
  • Lip gloss/lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Tea sachets
  • Extra earring backs
  • Nail file
  • Chalk/ talcum powder (in case of stains on your dress)
  • Cotton buds
  • Needle and thread
  • Safety Pins
  • Small hair brush
  • Tampons/ sanitary pads
  • Gel pads for feet
  • Spare pair of flat shoes (for sore feet in the evening)
  • Compact mirror
  • Eye drops
  • Tweezers
  • Hand warmers (if you’re marrying somewhere cold)
  • False nail glue
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Spare tights
  • Concealer
  • Waterproof mascara
  • Straws (to avoid smudging your lipstick)
  • Oil blotting sheets
  • Hand sanitiser/ hand wipes
  • Indigestion tablets
  • Sunblock (if you’re marrying somewhere hot and sunny)

Bags for Your Bride Survival Kit

Your emergency wedding essentials need a fabulous bag and we reckon we’ve found the perfect ones – from clutch bags you can keep hold of during the day to wash bags you can keep in the bathroom.

Canvas Makeup Bag – Alphabet Bags

These cute canvas makeup bags from Alphabet Bags can be personalised and also have positive messages on them to give you that extra boost each time you go to freshen up.

Bride Bag – Katie Loxton

Bridal pouch