Wednesday, May 13, 2009

day-of essentials

The Knot put together this great list of essentials to have on hand the day of your wedding. I did a bit of editing and would add a bottle of champagne to share with your girls (but not too much, you don't want to trip down the aisle!). Grab a tote bag (these cute ones are all from and fill it up with the following essentials:

Aspirin (or pain reliever of choice)
Bottle of water
Chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your dress)
Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
Corsage pins
Dental floss
Eye drops
Extra earring backs
Extra panty hose
Hair pins/ponytail holder
Hand towelettes
Hem tape (buy at fabric store)
Mini sewing kit
Safety pins
Small folding scissors
Smelling salts (while we don't expect anyone to faint, it has been known to happen)
Spot remover
Static-cling spray
Straws (so the bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick)

The maid or matron of honor should keep the following items stashed in a handbag for the bride: Breath mints/spray
Cellular phone
Cash (because you never know)
Hair spray
Linen handkerchief
Makeup (for touch-ups)
Nail file
Tampons/sanitary napkins

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I never knew how unprepared I was when I got married. Back in the stone age.