Our Ultimate Wedding Guide To Your Essential, On-The-Day Must Haves.
As a self-confessed, perpetual worrier I cannot enjoy myself unless I am prepared for anything. When on a day out I am the go-to-girl for any emergency. Caught without sunblock- I've got you covered; cut your finger- have a plaster; dubious dirt mark- here's a baby wipe. You get the idea.
Of course I can't be at everyone's wedding, so here's a list to the ultimate wedding survival kit to equip your maid of honour so she can be your very own go-to-girl.
1. Aspirin or other painkiller- there's nothing worse than getting a headache on your big day, especially when being cranky is not an option!
2. Bottle of water- it may be a little bit boring, but it's important to stay hydrated that with all the alcohol you'll undoubtedly by drinking.
3. Mini First Aid kit, Including plasters and antiseptic- accidents happen, especially when alcohol is flowing.
4. Baby powder- crowded rooms, a heavy dress and nerves can all cause you to get a sweat on; a good puff of baby powder between legs and under arms will stop unsightly moisture and chafing.
5. Baby wipes and tissues- for make-up mishaps caused by all those happy tears.
6. Make-up and mirror- for touch-ups.
7. Sunscreen- Chances are, if you're lucky with the weather, your photos will be outdoors so make sure to protect your flawless skin.
8. Hair brush, Hairspray and pins- just in case you like to indulge in a bit of head-banging on your big day... or maybe it's just windy.
9. Breath mints- to make sure your first kiss is minty fresh.
10. Sewing kit- wardrobe malfunctions happen, though hopefully not for you but keep one of these on hand just in case.
11. Clear nail varnish- for thwarting ladders in stockings.
12. Extra stockings- for when the varnish just isn't going to cut it.
13. Snack bars- preferably something not too sticky. Weddings can be quite drawn with travel between venues and photo-shoots; a well timed snack bar will stop the hanger (hungry/anger) setting in.
14. Tampons- for if mother nature's timing is just all off.
15. Eye drops- particularly essential if you intend on wearing contacts, and if that's the case I also recommend packing spare specs.
16. Mobile phone and charger- while everyone who's anyone will be at your wedding a mobile is essential for emergencies.
17. Cash- sometimes you just need some spare change; even if it is just for the vending machine.
18. White chalk- an odd one this, but it's pretty good for covering up any smudges on your dress- who knew? No good if you've opted for a coloured dress though.
19. Pen and paper- handy for little reminders.
20. Hip flask- preferably filled with your favourite tipple; because sometimes alcohol is the only answer for jitters.
It's a good idea to prepare your kit ahead of time so you aren't worrying about it come the big day. Stow everything safely in a pretty tote bag and hand it to your maid of honour to stow it somewhere safe and accessible. Hopefully you'll get hitched without a hitch but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Now you have more of an idea of your wedding plans, how about honeymoon planning? If you need some inspiration, check out what essentials to pack for your honeymoon.