You’ve done a lot of planning to get to your wedding day, and it’s finally here. From securing the perfect vendors to choosing your floral arrangements and much more, it’s a great feeling to finally have everything crossed off of your checklist. But, one thing that brides often forget about, is what could pop up when getting ready to walk down the aisle. As with everything, something is sure to pop up, and we want to make sure you’re prepared to handle whatever is thrown your way.
Wedding Hair Essentials No bride wants to be worrying about her hair as she’s saying her vows or greeting guests at the reception. To ensure that every hair stays properly in its place, but a travel-size hairspray in your bag, along with a couple bobby pins and a tangle-free hair tie for when you’re ready to hit the dance floor!
Wedding Makeup Essentials Whether you have a makeup artist or have done your own look, it’s important to have makeup that stays. However, be ready to do some quick touch-ups if needed. Finishing powder is perfect for a light dusting over your face, and is great for preventing any unwanted shiny spots caused by sweating. Lip balm is also a good idea, not only for dry lips, but if you need a little moisture before or after applying a matte lip color. No bride wants cracked lips for the big kiss! Mini makeup wipes are a must for getting rid of excess dirt or sweat before applying your wedding day makeup. They will also come in handy at the end of the night when you’re ready to get it all off.
Wedding Dress Essentials Most dresses are altered to fit the bride perfectly, but there are times when she has gained or lost a little bit of weight right before the big day, causing there the fit to be slightly off. The first step to finding the perfect fit is with the right support. A discreet strapless bra can do wonders for securing the top of the dress and providing proper support. Heavy-duty safety pins are great for securing access fabric or for handling puckering cutting out the hassle of a needle and thread. It’s not a bad idea to have a pair of scissors on hand as well for tiny loose threads. Eyebrow scissors are surprisingly helpful thanks to their small design that can easily get into zipper lines or embroidery.
Behind the Scenes Essentials While hopefully everything is taken care of in advance, there are times when vendors have last-minute questions, need a signature or you’re short on a final deposit. Have your checkbook handy, as well as a pack of sticky notes and a pen to sign checks, make any necessary payments that pop up or to pass along messages for wedding day helpers. The last thing you want to be worrying about is running around your venue as the countdown begins.
Wedding Fun Essentials Every bride is different, but think about what little accessories will bring a little extra joy or excitement. Do you want to give your bridesmaids a cute little gift right before they head down the aisle? Or, do you want to have a quick wedding day cocktail with them to tackle your nerves? Thinking ahead will allow you to create the fun moments you’ll remember for a lifetime!
Whatever essentials you choose to include, be sure to have fun and focus on the best parts of getting ready to say “I do,” and get excited for the life ahead of you! While there are many different details that go into getting married, there are tons of resources out there to help it go as seamlessly as possible. MissNowMrs is just an example with the tools you need to change your name. Check out our site for advice and help, and follow us on Instagram for more wedding and post-wedding info!