BRIDESMAIDS - THIS IS YOUR CHECKLIST FOR THE WEDDING DAY!
Even if she is keeping things low-key or it's a week long extravaganza, turns out that her wedding day is easily one of the biggest days of your and her life — which is why it's important to come up with a "Bridesmaids Checklist" of things to have for her with you to avoid mini accidents and major drama.
1. OIL ABSORBING CHARCOAL BLOTTING SHEETS
No matter how much setting spray you use, makeup has the tendency to get oily when it’s been on your face all day long. Keep her looking fresh without messing up her makeup further with blotting papers. (Available at Forever 21)
2. PORTABLE STEAMER
Fix those wrinkles with a handheld steamer. Chances are that her dress is going to get a little bit wrinkly in places but with the help of little steam it'll be as good as new!
Even if you applied the bride with 10 cans of deodorant before you left, it's never enough. Between the nerves, all of the dancing around, and the fact that she's wearing a heavy dress and makeup all day, she will need it.
4. SOME SMALL SNACKS
A lot of brides and grooms find that they either forget to eat, or they’re just way too nervous. All of the sudden things get busy, and out of nowhere they realize that they are STARVING. Bring along few granola bars or something similar to calm his & her hunger needs while you run to the food counters like a mad woman to collect food for them to hog.
5. DOUBLE SIDED TAPE
Wardrobe malfunctions happen to the best of them. Keep her outfit in check with this easy fashion hack called fashion tape.
6. EYE DROPS AND AN EXTRA PAIR OF CONTACT LENSES
If your bride wears contacts chances are that this should be No. 1 on your list. Eye drops are important to have, especially because she is going to cry — tears (of joy, obviously) can dry out her eyes. Better yet, bring along an extra pair just in case.
7. FLATS !
One of the most important things that the bride will eventually need. Walking around in heels all day isn’t the most fun thing to do, and these will be a godsend when she is feeling exhausted.
8. BREATH MINTS
Even if she did brush her teeth, keep mints handy to keep her breath fresh. She's going to be hogging food, while hugging and talking to a TON of people! She needs them, for real.
9. A MINI SEWING KIT AND BOBBY PINS
Again, wardrobe malfunctions can happen to your bride. It doesn’t hurt to keep a little sewing kit around. Also, Keep some bobby pins close by in case you need to make some quick touch-ups.
10. A FIRST AID KIT
When nerves kick in, or the alcohol does, she will need your immediate attention ! In any situation it is better to be prepared than to be embarrassed for neglecting a small thing!
11. EARRING BACKS
Have extra earring backs with you just in case something happens and she needs them. Bring a few extra for other bridesmaids too. No one wants to lose an earring!
12. HER LIPSTICK AND NAIL POLISH SHADE
Who wants to deal with smudged lips or chipped nails when they’re about to take a bunch of pictures involving them? Keep her wedding lipstick and nail polish close by just in case something happens.
13. A PHONE CHARGER
The last thing anyone wants to deal with on their wedding day is a dead phone. Keep a charger around so that those batteries stays full all night
14. SOME EXTRA CASH
Even if everything is taken care of, you might find that you want to tip the waitstaff or someone else at the venue. Keep some extra cash handy just in case.
15. WHITE OR PASTEL CHALK
If your bride is a white or a pastel bride chances are that this will be the most used thing at the wedding after those blotting papers. She is wearing a light coloured dress. Accidents happen. If she stains her dress, use some chalk to hide it from view.