Written By: Rebecca Richards
Don’t get me wrong, wedding season can be such a blast BUT there are endless options of what is truly necessary to pack/bring. Your wedding guest experience should be simple and enjoyable, all while preparing you for everything you need. With wedding season continuing on, you want to look and feel prepared for it all! Think of this as your personal wedding emergency kit (whether you are a bride or a guest).
Since your hair will be looking amazing, you want to ensure that it stays that way! You should be sure to pack bobby pins, hair spray, clips, hair ties, and any other accessories that will complement your look. These are perfect since they can fit in a small purse or clutch and can, even, shift your look to a whole different level. Maybe it can be down for ceremony and an updo for reception! Have fun with it!
Weddings, especially ones in the heat, tend to wear off the beautiful makeup that you put on. From ceremony to cocktail hour to dancing, you’ll most likely be in need of some minor touch ups. There are tons of different travel size makeup products such as oil blotting sheets, concealer, mascara, powder, and the most essential of all: lipstick/gloss! A quick trip to the bathroom or with a small makeup mirror can ensure you are ready to take some more pictures and party! Another underrated wedding guest must have a makeup remover for the way home. And for my guests that are like me, crying is basically inevitable for a wedding day, pack some tissues or a handkerchief to give your undereyes some love.
My fellow ladies, we all hate taking off our makeup (especially when you’re drunk and tired), so save yourself some time and pack a wipe to get a head start on heading to bed!
Of course we all hope that our dresses stay perfect all day and all night, but there are those rare instances where we go a little too hard on the dance floor and a rip/tear is bound to happen. Again, no fear there! Pack a mini sewing kit and/or fashion tape. This way, you can guarantee your dress and pride stays in place. Another must have for my red wine lovers (or maybe the friend who always spills), is a tide to go stick! I swear by these little magic sticks! No stains and undone seams cause for a stellar wedding season!
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Let’s be honest, with drinks and dancing, the sweat is bound to follow. Not to worry, deodorant and perfume are your two best friends for a mid-wedding freshening! There are roll-on perfumes that are suitable for small bags and purses, while also having some deodorant on hand. Be sure to pack some lotion as a quick fragrance and soft skin fix. With mixed company, your guests will surely thank you for thinking of this step!
While face and body care is important with weddings, making sure your breath is fresh is key in all the socializing that you’ll be doing! We know a true friend is the one that tells you if you have spinach in your teeth, but if you want to guarantee your pearly whites are looking great, pack some floss, mouthwash, or even a toothbrush if needed! And of course, gum and mints are a must!
I hope that this has even slightly helped you in some potential ways to prepare for wedding day essentials. The most common, and helpful in my opinion, has been the bathroom kit trend by bride and grooms. Having a bathroom kit for the girls and guys is a great way to make your guests feel comfortable and cared for. This can be placed in a cute box or basket with some fun signage! Fill it with the above contents and/or add some tums, advil, tylenol, etc. to be sure your friends and family are catered to as guests!