Hey, guys, happy Tuesday!
I don’t know about you guys, but last week flew by! Between Valentine’s Day and meetings I can’t believe it’s already another week! We’re in an intensive planning season right now, and meetings, venue tours, and consultations keep us pretty much in event mode all week long. As an event planner I get to see all the pieces of an event come together. One thing I see that most others don’t are the behind–the–scenes mishaps. It’s my job to handle these hiccups smoothly so the bride and groom never see the “uh-oh’s” on their special day. However, some things are simply unavoidable – a missing pair of groomsmen socks, a drink spill on a bridesmaid dress, “What! You left the vows at the house?!” I’ve seen a lot! Because we’re accustomed to the possible accidents here at Perfect Pair Events we have an emergency kit we take to every event. However, I think it’s a great thing to have on hand for the bride and groom as well! I’ve compiled a list of items every bride and groom needs in their Wedding Survival Kit! See our full list by clicking here!
For the bride
Your stylist won’t be staying around for your entire wedding to make sure your hair stays perfect. After drinks and dancing your hair may begin to need a little extra help. Remember, your photographer is still working to get some of those shots, so you want to look picture ready all night! (Get multiple colors so your bridesmaids can use them too!)
Let’s be honest, ladies, those wedding dresses may be beautiful, but they aren’t the easiest to dance in, sit in, or breathe in! After awhile you may get hot and begin to, dare I say it, sweat on your wedding day. Once you start to sweat chafing can begin, and nobody wants that! Having a little baby powder on hand can be a quick fix so you can dance the night away in comfort!
I can’t tell you how many times I hear a bride say she didn’t even get to eat on her wedding day. After paying for all of that food I always make sure my brides get a moment to sit with their new husband and enjoy their wedding meal. But sometimes nerves set in and sitting still to eat just isn’t happening. It’s always good to have a couple of protein bars or trail mix around to eat before the ceremony to give you the energy to get through such a big event, especially if you’re too nervous to eat lunch! Stay away from chocolate, however, (I know, a girl’s best friend, right?) as it can melt and make a mess! And here’s a tip: throw a few snacks in the car for you and your groom to enjoy on the way to the reception or after your reception is over. Once you’ve had a chance to relax and settle in to your new roles as husband and wife, the lack of food you’ve eaten is going to hit you. Have a snack ready!
Having an outdoor wedding? Get your girls some plastic heel protectors to keep from sinking in the ground. Ladies, this is one of the single greatest inventions I have ever seen. We all know how this goes; you’re at a wedding, a funeral, or an outdoor party that requires you to look a little nicer. However, you ultimately look like a newborn deer trying to walk for the first time as you make your way across the lawn in your brand new stilettos. Not cute. Make sure you and your girls look as graceful as can be walking down the aisle!
Check out this cute bag here to put your wedding survival kit in! You can choose your wedding colors or a fun print!
For the Groom
I don’t know where I have been that I missed out on wrinkle release my entire life. I didn’t discover it until I was on a family vacation last summer. I realize this is a common household item, but I lived too much of my life without it and do not wish the same fate on any of you! Some of your groomsmen may be coming from out of town and their shirt has been cramped up in a suitcase until they arrived at the venue to change. No problem! Spray a little wrinkle release and keep your groomsmen looking picture perfect!
I’m not kidding. Just last month I was gluing a belt together at a rehearsal dinner that had broken at the last minute. You’d be surprised the number of reasons you’ll wish you had some super glue handy at your wedding!
Nothing looks worse than white lint on a black tuxedo. Bring that lint brush along to ensure you avoid this big fashion no-no; you know your new bride will greatly appreciate it!
Imagine you’ve been through the ceremony, said all of your vows, and the officiant says, “You may kiss the bride!” You lean in, and let out a huge sneeze right in her face. How romantic. Spring weddings especially, do not forget to grab some allergy medicine and pain relievers! It may save you some pretty embarrassing moments!
Check out this cool duffel here to stash your wedding survival kit in!
Tip: I think this is a great gift idea for the bride and groom from the wedding party (and if everyone chips in it saves money too!). Or, try giving as a thank you gift from the bride and groom to the wedding party! I’m honestly considering building a second kit just to have in my car. These items are useful for more than just your wedding day!
Leave a comment with your ideas for items to add to our list or let us know how your wedding survival kit helped you on your wedding day!