It’s safe to say that you won’t forget your wedding dress on the big day (please, don’t forget your dress!), but beyond the obvious, there are other important fashion items you need for your wedding that may slip your mind. Don’t forget these five super important items!
Like your dress, it’s also safe to assume you won’t forget to put underwear on that morning. But many brides opt for something different than their daily undergarments on their wedding day. Whether you’re wearing something pretty or something practical (hello, Spanx), make sure you pack it along with you—and don’t forget about the right bra! A bra can completely change the way your dress looks, so try to figure out what style you will wear soon after you find the dress and hang it on the hanger with your gown.
A bra can completely change the way your dress looks, so try to figure out what style you will wear soon after you find the dress and hang it on the hanger with your gown.
Are you planning to wear your grandmother’s engagement ring as you walk down the aisle? Or did your fiancé gift you with a gorgeous pair of earrings to wear with your dress? Try to put these items in the bag with your wedding dress—this way you can be sure you won’t forget them and they’ll stay unharmed throughout the chaos of packing the nights leading up to the big day. If your gown is in the possession of someone else, enlist your mother or maid of honor to hold onto the jewelry for you and bring it to
If your gown is in the possession of someone else, enlist your mother or maid of honor to hold onto the jewelry for you and bring it to your getting-ready spot with them in the morning.
We all hope nothing will go wrong on our wedding day, but the chances of a fashion emergency happening to either you or your bridesmaids is relatively high. Prepare a little emergency kit just in case, and be sure to include fashion tape. The tape will help if anyone’s dress should tear or a zipper malfunctions. A needle and thread and safety pins are also good additions to your kit.
A needle and thread and safety pins are also good additions to your kit.
MORNING OF OUTFIT
It’s likely that your photographer will be there first thing in the morning to capture you putting on your dress and spending time with your bridesmaids before the big moment. Because of this, many brides plan out a cute outfit to wear while they get ready. Whether you bought a monogrammed pair of pajamas or are wearing a robe with your new last name embroidered on the back, don’t forget it!
Be sure to pack sandals or slippers that you can throw on should you need to go anywhere before getting dressed, too.
You may insist that your wedding shoes are comfortable, but after being on your feet all day, even ballet flats can start to hurt. Throw a pair of worn-in shoes to bring with you to the venue, whether they are simply flip flops (remember, if your gown is long, you won’t see them!) or a cute pair of flats that go with your dress.
Your feet will thank you as the clock hits midnight and you’re still on the dance floor.
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Jessica Tzikas is a freelance writer, editor, and content manager from South Florida, who recently moved back to the sunshine state after living in Philadelphia for the past few years. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading by the beach, practicing yoga, and exploring nearby towns with her new husband.]