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Some brides use their bridal bag as their emergency kit for the wedding day and some need something a little bigger, such as a tote bag. No matter what you choose, you need certain items to make sure that you stay looking your best throughout the ceremony and reception.
Remember, the photos don’t stop! Check out some tips below on what to pack for the big day.
Sound odd? Well, it is a great way to cover any blemishes on a white dress due to stains. Don’t ever wet the area. Rub the chalk directly on the area and let it set it. It will work wonders and you will be glad you have it as a backup plan.
Hairspray is good for two reasons. The first reason being that you may want to touch up your hair, especially if it is an intricate up-do, or just fluff it up if your hair is down. Secondly, hairspray also removes more major stains that chalk can.
For example, it is great for blood or red wine stains. Just spray directly onto the area and gently rub it in. Before you know it, the stain will be gone, or at least faded.
No, these are not just for looks or sentimental value anymore! But hankies do a great job absorbing tears and sweat the day can bring—much better than a tissue. You do not want to ‘shine’ at pictures and this is a quick fix you can keep on hand.
Compressed or loose face powder will help you prevent shiny areas of the face. Be sure that that it is applied sparingly as to not cake.
Lipstick and lip balm:
Your lips are going to get a lot of action on your wedding day – from the kiss at the altar to kisses on the cheeks to friends and family members. Keeping a smudge-proof lipstick on hand is a great idea. Also, you want your lips to stay supple looking, so also pack some lip balm and apply a tad just before photos. .
Eye pencil/ eyeliner:
If you are going for a smokey eye look, you should have eye pencil or an eyeliner to keep it perfect. You definitely don’t want darker eyelids and faded liner. It would make for terrible photos.
Safety pins and hair pins:
If your hair starts to go down in areas, you will be thrilled you packed the hair pins. Or worse, if your dress rips for some reason, you need to have safety pins on hand for a quick fix.
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