There is nothing quite like your wedding day. It’s a beautiful celebration of love that takes a lot of work to prepare for. Being wedding-day ready means having an arsenal of items (and help) to make the day go as smoothly as possible. This list of must-have wedding day items keeps you organized and as stress-free as possible so you can focus on celebrating love.
Don’t leave for your wedding venue without an emergency kit. Prepare for everything from a tummy ache to stepping on your dress. This small but mighty kit ensures you’ll have something for any kind of emergency. Things it should include are:
* Sewing kit
* Clothes steamer or iron
* Breath mints
* Clear nail polish
* Bobby pins
* Safety pins
* Lip gloss (keep it with a trusted friend or someone who can stash it in a suit pocket)
* Pocket mirror
* Lint roller
* First aid kit
* Medications (pain relief, stomach meds, anti-acids)
* Feminine hygiene products (even if you don’t expect it, you just never know!)
Pack it all up in a grab-and-go canvas tote bag (bonus points for embroidering your wedding day on it) so you’re ready for whatever the day may throw your way.
If there’s one thing you must have for your wedding day, it’s a helping hand. You’ll be busy getting ready and you won’t have time for all the things that need to happen behind the scenes. Give out your maid of honor (or a trusted person’s) phone number to all wedding party members and wedding vendors. Have them deal with the details. You’ll be nervous and busy. Every time you leave the bridal suite you’ll have people stopping you and asking questions. With a person to be your buffer, you can focus on getting ready for your big day.
When it comes to planning your wedding outfit, you’ll want to make sure you have comfortable footwear. Wedding dresses aren’t meant for sitting, and between your vows, photographs, and a dance floor, you’ll want cozy footwear. Wear anything you’d like, from your favorite heels to a pair of women’s winter boots. There is no wrong answer when it comes to what footwear to sport on your wedding day. Choose something you can wear for hours on end and have you feeling confident.
While you get ready for and after your big event, you’ll want to feel cozy. Bring along your favorite pair of women’s loungewear so you can get ready comfortably. Loungewear such as women’s yoga pants or sweats keeps you cozy as you get dressed and ready to go. Not to mention, you can slip out of your dress during downtime to get some much-needed rest before your ceremony. Just be sure to choose things that don’t get pulled over your head, since that might mess with your hair and makeup.
A button-up shirt, like your favorite flannel shirt, is a must-have for your wedding day. You can even opt for a lightweight, silky robe that ties in the front. Either way, you want something you can quickly slip in and out of. When you’re getting your hair and makeup done, it’s important not to mess with your stylist’s handy work, and a button-up shirt or robe ensures you can take off your shirt without messing with your head.
Simply wear whatever shirt you would like that can easily be taken off without going over your head. Consider wearing something breathable and lightweight, since you’ll likely be nervous and run a little hot, especially in a room with lots of curling irons and blow driers. A button-up ensures you’ll stay looking gorgeous and feeling comfortable.
Let’s face it, wedding dresses may be beautiful, but they aren’t the most comfortable articles of clothing. If you like to dance or don’t normally wear dresses, consider getting an outfit for the reception. A good rule of thumb is to make sure you say hi to all of your guests, then change into something a little more comfortable for the party.
One great clothing item to have on hand is a white jumpsuit. These fashion-forward pieces allow you to move more freely so you can dance the night away with your new partner. Or you can opt to change into a white tea-length dress. Either way, your wedding is all about you and your partner, so wear clothing that makes you feel good.
Make it a day to remember with these wedding day essentials. From cozy footwear to that emergency band-aid, you’ll have everything you need to celebrate love.