With only two weeks before my very own wedding, I’d be lying if I said I was completely prepared. So when Sweet Chic Events shared their amazing list of bridal essentials for our latest #SMPWedding101, I instantly felt at ease. This list of must-haves is sure to solve any issue that may arise, and with this sigh of relief I can focus on what really matters – all the pretty we have coming up this weekend!
Bridal Emergency Kit Must-Haves
Safety Pins | For dress alterations in a pinch or to hold a wilting bouquet flower in its place.
Baby Wipes | Chances are you may be walking around taking pictures prior to your ceremony, which leads the the chance of your dress/train getting a bit dirty. Baby wipes are gentle enough for the fabric - but do the trick!
Sewing Kit (with Pre-Threaded Needles!) | Buttons and hooks come loose, and it doesn’t take long to mend them – just make sure to have pre-threaded needles! Trying to stick a thread through the tiny needle while in rush and sweaty hands… not happening.
Chalk | A restaurant trick – use white chalk to get grease stains off your dress or your groom’s shirt!
Band-Aids | Lots of band-aids. Because we’re wearing heels (that are most likely new!).
Allergy Medicine | You may have asked your guests about food allergies – but not flower allergies!
Pain Relief | This goes along with the band-aids. Our feet hurt. Someone had too much to drink last night or hasn’t eaten enough today. No time for headaches!
Energy Bars | Of course you’ve ordered in some brunch for your wedding party while they’re getting ready (hint, hint) but if you’re getting ready early morning and your cocktail hour doesn’t start till 6 – it’s good to have snacks on hand.
Straws | Because no one wants to ruin lip stick – or spill!!
Crochet Hook | Depending on what your dress looks like, you may have silk buttons that have to be looped all the way up the back. Speed up the intricate process by using a crochet hook to swoop those hooks over the buttons!
Static Guard | Bridesmaids dresses getting stuck in all the wrong places. A little spritz here and there on the fabric will help with the clingy-ness.
Lint Roller | It always seems that a little fuzz always seems to find it’s way to dark colors…
Extra Pair of Men’s Black Socks | Sometimes those men just don’t think about the details and bring white socks to wear with a black suit.
Double-Sided Tape | The miracle-worker. Can be used for many things through the day – but most importantly as fashion tape! Gaping on the bridesmaids dress? A few strips of double-sided tape should hold her in (at least through pictures and ceremony!)
Mints | A must before the ceremony begins!
Scissors | Cutting off any loose threads or pesky tags.
Hairspray | Fly-away hairs: you can see them in pictures and we don’t want to!
This week’s DISCOUNTS…
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
For our California Brides… Discount from Marmalade Sky Films and don’t miss the Lazaro Fall 2015 collection trunk show at JLM Couture’s Flagship Salon in West Hollywood June 5-7!
For our Midwest Brides… Discount from WASIO photography
For our Mid-Atlantic Brides… Discount from Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
For our Tri-State Brides… Discount from IM Photo Studio