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17 essentials for your Wedding Day Survival Kit

The mere mention of a "Wedding Day Survival Kit" can start making your heart race with the thoughts of things that could potentially trip up your well-planned day. Fear not! We've created a list of 17 essentials for your big day that will ensure that no matter what little surprise may pop up, you and your bridesmaids will be able to solve it without a hitch! 



  1. Water Bottle: The day of your wedding can be hectic, be sure to stay hydrated. Water not only helps eliminate puffiness, it naturally helps prevent headaches, it energizes you, and takes the edge of hangovers.{Image: Fiji Water via Amazon}
  2. Protein bar: Don't forget to eat, you don't want a drop in your blood sugar during this busy time, as you've got hundreds of photos to smile for! {Image: Cliff Bar via Amazon}
  3. Nail File: Keep snags at bay, with a handy nail file. This includes smoothing out items beyond your fingernails such as rough spots on glass, crystal or plastic items that are around that you don't want to snag everyones' beautiful dresses on. {Image: double sided nail file via Sephora
  4. Toothbrush: Single-use disposable mini-toothbrushes that has a built-in freshening bead and doesn't require rinsing afterward is perfect for being "you may kiss the bride" ready. {Image: Wisp brushes via Amazon}
  5. Stain Stick: Drips and spills happen, with these handy portable stain removing sticks, remove many fresh food and drink stains quickly and efficiently. {Image: Tide to Go via Amazon}
  6. Spray deodorant: This perfumed deodorant spray works for all over body odor and wetness control {Image: Chloe deodorant via Sephora}
  7. Breath Mints: For when brushing your teeth isn't an option, you can pop a breath mint. {Image: Vermints via Swanson}
  8. Band Aids: Flexible fabric bandages are perfect for any body part. {Image: Band Aids via Amazon}
  9. Hair brush: Tame those fly-aways with a natural boar bristle hair brush as they're ideal for all hair lengths and types. {Image: Dual Boar Paddle Brush via Sephora}
  10. Tissues: Capture all those happy tears. {Image: Kleenex via Imagmme}
  11. Lip Balm: A multitasking miracle balm in a convenient tube format not only deeply moisturize and soothe dry lips, it calms and heals irritation, soothes the sting of minor burns, helps heal cuts, tames mangled cuticles, and helps fix ashy elbows and knees. {Image: Rosebud Salve Lip Balm via Sephora}
  12. Bobby Pins: Fix those up-do fall-downs with a set of fun and functional hair pins. {Image: Bobby Pins via Sephora}
  13. Blotting papers: Absorb excess oil without disturbing all your beautiful and time consuming wedding makeup. {Image: Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers via Sephora}
  14. Perfume: You don't want to spray any perfume and risk getting spots or stains on your wedding attire, making this rollerball perfume perfect to refresh your fragrance with. {Image: Aerin Waterlilly Sun Rollerball via Sephora}
  15. Concealer: Erase any signs of fatigue and brighten your complexion. {Image: Yves Saint Laurent luminizing pen via Sephora}
  16. Sewing Kit: With 14 different colors of thread, you'll be sure to find a match close to any bridesmaid dress, for any strap or hem quick fixes needed with this compact sewing kit. {Image: via Amazon}
  17. Cosmetic Case: This cosmetic bag sits upright on any counter making it extra functional for keeping all these wedding day (and really everyday!) survival kit items together, plus it's so cute! {Image: Stephanie Johnson "Tamarindo-Pink" large zip cosmetics case via Nordstrom}

We love the idea of making this survival kit into a wedding shower gift for the bride or personalizing each cosmetic bag with your bridesmaids favorite fragrances and concealer color to make useful and fun bridesmaids gifts.