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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.
We love that this personalised makeup bag from Rosie Willett Designs comes with your wedding date and your new married name on the front. It would be perfect for your special day and then you can use it for years to come as a reminder of your wedding.
Special Finishing Touches for Your Bride Survival Kit
A few special touches added to your bridal emergency kit will not only make you feel super prepared, it will also look great in your wedding pics.
Happy Tears Handkerchief – The Hummingbird Card Company
It’s safe to say that tissues will be a wedding day essential for pretty much every bride. The whole day will be very emotional and the speeches are guaranteed to open the floodgates. However tissues aren’t the most glamorous thing to carry so swap for an elegant handkerchief like this one from The Hummingbird Card Company.
Lime, Basil and Mandarin Cologne – Jo Malone
Carry a miniature of your wedding perfume with you so you can have a quick spritz whenever you need. We love the fragrance of this classic Jo Malone spray.
Every bride is different, there is no ‘one size fits all’ bridal emergency kit that is right for everyone.
It’s worth speaking to friends and close family members who have recently got married so they can give you an idea of what you might need. They’ll probably tell you to include things that may have slipped your mind, like a bottle of water or a mini sewing kit just in case of dehydration or dress disasters.
Check your kit the night before the wedding to make sure that you have everything you need, this will leave you feeling confident and ready for the big day ahead.
You don’t need to pack a whole handbag’s worth of products as there’s no way you or anyone else will want to be lugging this around all day. It’s best to pick and choose your most needed products from the above list and pop them in an appropriate clutch bag.
If you’re doing DIY wedding makeup and are using your own products, then this is super easy as you can just pop a few bits in your kit for top ups throughout the day. If a makeup artist is doing your face then ask them what products they recommend for emergency top ups on the day.
Your bridal party can help you collect all of the products for your kit and you could even enlist a bridesmaid to carry your emergency kit for the day.
Remember to opt for mini or travel sized products when you’re putting together your bridal kit so that you’re not weighed down with a heavy bag. These travel sized items are available from most supermarkets and are relatively cheap – good news seeing as you’ll have just spent loads on planning your wedding.
Makeup and beauty essentials are good, but don’t forget other important items that you might need in your kit too. Indigestion tablets are a good idea for after the wedding breakfast and you may be grateful of some plasters if those beautiful wedding shoes start hurting your feet.