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Wedding Day Survival Kit

You will want to put some things together a few days before your wedding to take to the church. We call it the "Wedding Day Survival Kit." It includes all those little odds and ends that you'll need for quick repairs and to cover the things others may have forgotten.

  • Scissors
  • Needles and thread (in the colors of your bridal and attendant gowns)
  • Safety pins
  • Iron and ironing board (if none is available at church or ceremony site)
  • Makeup kit (for light touchups)
  • Hand mirror and makeup mirrors
  • Kleenex
  • Smock or towels to protect dresses from last-minute makeup touchups
  • Electric curlers and curling iron
  • Bobbie pins and combs to anchor veils and headpieces
  • Hair spray
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Deodorant or antiperspirant
  • Dress shields
  • Extra nylons in the appropriate colors
  • Extra socks for groomsmen and ushers (someone is bound to forget)
  • Toys to keep flower girls and ring bearers busy in a quiet way
  • Smocks for flower girls and ring bearers to wear over their wedding attire until it's time for the photos or ceremony (kids will get dirty!)
  • Masking tape (for last-minute fix-up jobs on decorations)
  • Scotch tape for taping cards to gifts so they don't fall off
  • Lightweight wire (for last-minute repairs on decorations)
  • Super glue
  • Breath freshener
  • Aspirin
  • Smelling salts (just in case one of your attendants faints)
  • Refreshments (pop, ice tea, juice, everyone is bound to get thirsty)
  • Straws (never drink directly from a glass or can; you will undoubtedly spill)
  • A hand-held fan for those hot summer months
  • Put all your supplies for your "Wedding Day Survival Kit" into a carryall bag and put it next to the things that are going to the church. You'll be glad you have it!
One final tip: Find out whether your church has a stool that you can use in the dressing room. If not, bring one with you. You'll get tired of standing after you've dressed in your gown. If you sit in a chair, you'll wrinkle your gown. This is where the stool comes in handy! Drape your gown skirt and train over the stool, then sit; no wrinkles!

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