Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bride 911: The Emergency Kit

So the countdown is on and you know that there are just so many details to make sure don't get overlooked...

As a client of Meant2Be, you get a personalized emergency kit that is provided by us, but for those of you planning without a pro, here is a great list of goodies that you'll be happy to have handy on the big day!

Cell phone (be sure to turn it off before the ceremony!)
Emery board
Extra panty hose
Hair spray
Mirror (small and portable)
Perfume, travel size
Baby powder (useful for getting out last-minute spills on a white dress)
Bobby pins and hair elastics
Brush and comb
Clear nail polish (also helpful for stocking runs)
Corsage pins
Cotton balls/swabs
Extra earring backs
Extra pair of flat shoes
Lint brush
Nail polish in the bride's shade
Sewing kit
Thread that matches the wedding/bridal parties dresses.
Shoe polish
Spot remover (test it out on an inconspicuous part of the dress before using!)
Static-cling spray
Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick)
“Throwaway” garter
White chalk (to cover any stains on the dress)
Wrinkle out spray (test it out on an inconspicuous part of the dress before using!)
Band-aids (that best match your skin tone)
Contact lens solution/cases
Eye drops
Insect repellent (for outdoor ceremonies or events - be sure it smells nice!)
Moist towelettes
Smelling salts
Tampons or pads
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Wash cloth or hand towel
Bug spray (be sure it has leaves no spots and has no smell or smells nice)
Extra flowers (in case of sun wilting)
Handkerchief for dabbing sweat
Sunglasses (pre- and post-ceremony)
Just In Case
Cash ($20 – you never know what you’ll need it for)
Disposable camera
Driver’s license or photo I.D. card
Duct tape (good for any handy repairs)
Extra copies of directions to your reception
Important phone numbers
Notebook and pens
Portable flashlight
Roll of quarters (phones, parking meters, vending machines, etc.)
Snacks/bottled water (granola bars, dried fruit, etc.)

With a little planning all snafus can be easily corrected!

Happy Planning!

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