Between your dress, the flowers and the catering, it can be easy to get swept up in all the fun elements of planning a wedding. But, when it comes to the day itself, there are a handful of small items that could make all the difference. Assign one of your bridesmaids with the task of putting together your wedding day essentials kit.
These small necessities aren’t the prettiest, but they might just be a life saver on the big day.
The last thing you want is for your day to be tainted by sore and painful blisters. We suggest picking up a Compeed anti-blister stick from Boots. Tried and tested by the Weddingly team, this miracle product reduces the friction between your skin and your shoes, greatly reducing the chances of blistering. It’s dry, non-sticky and invisible, so won’t ruin your shoes or your dress. Just rub it along any areas that could potentially blister before you put your shoes on. To be extra cautious, grab a pack of blister plasters whilst you’re in Boots anyway- just in case.
Even if you’re getting married in the height of summer, you can never be totally reliant on the weather- particularly if it’s a UK wedding. You haven’t paid for two hair and make up trials for your final look to be ruined by rain, so it’s best to pick up an umbrella, just in case. Try and find one that goes with your wedding colours, or opt for a pretty white or transparent one. This way, if the weather does make a turn for the worst, you might be able to capture some gorgeous and romantic ‘caught-in-the-rain’ wedding photos.
On your wedding day, you can go for long stretches of time without food and after a couple of glasses of champagne, you might feel a headache coming on. Stop it in it’s tracks by making sure you’ve got some pain killers within easy reach.
Whilst we’re on the subject, make sure you’ve got a bottle of water within easy reach, too. The last thing you want is to have a dry mouth when you’re saying your vowels. Plus, with so much going on and so many people to talk to, it can be easy to forget to drink enough water and you’ll quickly get dehydrated.
An obvious one, but worth a mention. You may be determined to stay in those gorgeous wedding shoes all day, but after a few hours your feet might start to hurt. You don’t want to miss a second of your wedding by staying in your seat, so you’ll be thankful that you brought those flats to change in to.
Hair/Make Up Quick Fixes
From hair pins and hairspray, to baby wipes and make-up to touch up with, this little kit will keep you looking your best all day long.
Did you know that champagne is one of the worst culprits for bad breath? With so many guests to talk to and a new spouse to kiss, make sure you’re minty fresh at all times.
Everyone knows a friend of a friend who’s wedding dress broke or split the morning of their wedding. Be prepared for the ultimate wedding disaster and make sure you’ve got a mini sewing kit on hand.
A nifty little trick that should be shared with every bride. Cover up any marks, smudges or spills on your wedding dress with chalk- so simple!