Wedding Day Survival Kit for the Bride?

I've seen a list somewhere of "needs" to give to a bride before the wedding, a few items were bottled water, snack, deodorant, breath mints, etc. I can't find the list and my son is getting married next week and I'd love to make up a basket for my "new daughter". Can someone help me find this list ASAP as I only have 1 week!



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May 26, 20060 found this helpful

I think it might be a good idea to put in some of those sheets that you dab your skin with to soak in any oil or perspiration. I forget what they are called but you can fing them at any drug store.

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By Weddings By Sharon Rose (Guest Post)
May 27, 20060 found this helpful

Here is a list of must have items that I take with me to each Wedding that I do. Not all items will be appropriate for you; just pick out those that might be needed in your situation. Place all the items you choose to include into a duffle bag or something similar.



Feminine protection
Contact lens solution and/or spare glasses, lenses
Hand Lotion
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Small Flashlight
Static Cling Remover
a pen and paper
non-aspirin pain reliever
Pepto-Bismol/antacid tablets
any medication wedding party members might need
any first aid supplies
clear nail polish (to stop runs and fix nail boo-boos)
nail polish
nail glue
white chalk (can cover marks on white dress)
safety pins
straight pins (for boutonnieres, just in case)
sewing kit with thread**
hot glue gun with spare glue stick(s)
masking tape
super glue
extra batteries and film for cameras
copies of itinerary and vendor numbers
taxi phone numbers for guests who shouldn't drive
tissues or a handkerchief
compacts or small mirrors for makeup checks
makeup* (to touch up after the wedding cake)
crackers and a few other snacks.
breath mints, or hard candies


bottled water or clear sports drinks

Also, don't forget to bring copies of any readings for the ceremony, your camera, any special items such as gifts that you are presenting, the marriage license, and the ring(s).

I Hope this helps, and I'm Wishing the Bride and Groom a Wonderful Wedding Day!!!!

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By Kathleen (Guest Post)
May 30, 20060 found this helpful

This is a great idea. My friend's mom did it for her wedding. Things to include: sewing kit, snacks, bottled water, safty pins, headache medicine, kleenex, and a spare pair of panty hose.

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By Marisa (Guest Post)
May 30, 20060 found this helpful

Sharon Rose had quite a complete list! I suggest granola bars for snacks (more substantial than crackers, and easier to pack). Wet wipes of some kind often come in handy...sweaty palms...and they almost got all the lipstick off a wedding dress once!


And definitely bottles of water--that always goes quickly from my bride kits.

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By Katie (Guest Post)
June 7, 20060 found this helpful

I just went to the dollar store and bought 2 of everything and I'm making a basket to put in the room that the bridesmaids will use and and one in the room that the groomsmen will be getting ready in. For about $25, I got just about everything that I could possibly need for both sets of ding-dongs that will be in my wedding (I love them all dearly).

2 First-Aid kits which include alcohol swabs, guaze
pads, assorted bandages, comfort bandage, and
adhesive strip.
shoe shining kit for the guys
milk of magnesia
bobby pins
2 pairs of black socks just in case one of the boys
forgets his
eyelash curler (came in a set with tweezers)


large hand mirrors
hair brush
manicure set (included clippers, comb and small
lint brushes
hair spray
10 small packs of kleenex (10 for a dollar)
emory boards

there are a few items that i'm not going to scrimp on and I'll buy at a regular drug store or provide some upgraded products that I use myself:
2 kinds of scented body lotion
clear nail polish
a mending kit
extra thread that resembles cloth in bridesmaid dresses (and mother of the bride dress)
tums or rolaids
lip gloss
chap stick for the boys
tide-to-go pen
baby wipes
super glue
extra earring backs
3 or 4 different kinds of tape (scotch, duct, clear)
pen and paper
strait pins
tampons and pantyliners
oil reducing pads for face

I'm sure that there are other things i will add but just walking through a store can give you ideas of things you know you will need!!

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June 8, 20060 found this helpful

********DO NOT USE ~tide-to-go pens on any Wedding Dress!!******** the bleached spot will turn into a yellow STAIN!! Only use tide-to-go pens on items you can wash.....

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By Grandma Margie (Guest Post)
June 8, 20060 found this helpful

I used the "Tide to go" pen on a woven fabric, washable , white blouse. It left a yellow stain that I could never completely remove. I won't ever use it again!

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June 9, 20060 found this helpful

Wow, wish I knew this when I got married! We went without a hitch, but the oil blotters would have been nice! I would also add that baby wipes make a great shoe cleaner (for leather too) and gives a nice shine!

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