We feel so honored to share some thoughts, tips, and tricks on wedding prep and bridal kits from freelance writer (and fellow dog lover) Kelly Walsh. So get your notebooks out, here are some bridal kit must-haves you will want to consider.
We’ve seen many lucky couples walk down the aisle and start the next chapter of their lives. It’s one of the most special days of your life, and we want to make sure it goes beautifully. While the most important thing is to be happy and celebrate your love with friends, family and those closest to you, planning for the wedding itself can be a time-consuming and stressful process, especially when it gets down to the last few hours. One thing to consider for your big day, is a bridal kit. One bag with everything you might need can be extremely helpful, but what do you include? Here are just some options to think about, but ultimately it’s up to you and what’s going to make you feel the most prepared.
You’ve likely been in touch with your vendors leading up to your wedding, but sometimes they’ll have some last-minute questions, need a final payment or want to confirm something with you. Be prepared with your checkbook, a pen and a notepad to make notes. You might be told something that you have to take care of after the wedding, but will completely forget in all the excitement!
Thinking of everyone around you
Members of your bridal party, parents, grandparents and your bride- or groom-to-be are all people to think about the day of your wedding. Think of small tokens to give those closest to you, making the day special to them too. Etsy has a beautiful assortment of mother of the bride gifts, as well as mother of the groom gifts.
Prepping your bridal look
Whether you put a lot of emphasis on hair and makeup, or if you’re doing a quick natural look on your own, keep a small makeup bag filled with essentials. Waterproof mascara is perfect for emphasizing your lashes, even when happy tears start to fall. Concealer is also a go-to for many brides that face breakouts from the nerves. Lastly, think about some setting spray. It will not only keep makeup in place, but will help give you a fresh, glowing look.
Stepping into your dress
You want your dress to fit perfectly to look and feel confident as you walk down the aisle. You also want the fit to be perfect so you can focus on celebrating and having fun, not on adjusting your dress throughout the evening. Keep a small sewing kit in your bridal bag for fixing any loose threads - something your bridal party will also appreciate as they get ready! Even if you’re not planning on wearing one, pack a no-show strapless bra in your bag in case you need additional support.
Preparing to walk down the aisle
Once you’re finished getting ready, make sure you’re ready to go enjoy your day without worry. A first aid kit for minor scrapes or blisters is a must, along with some Tylenol, allergy meds (especially if you’re getting married outside), eye drops (if you wear contacts), and tissues. By preparing for the unexpected you can focus on the most important parts of your big day.