Preparing for your wedding day is one of the most exciting times of your life as you get ready to walk down the aisle and say “I do” to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. For many brides, this is the day when you want to look and feel your best. From getting your hair and makeup done to slipping on your dress for that final time, there’s a lot that goes into getting ready, so it’s important to be prepared, so your big day will flow as seamlessly as possible from start to finish.


Saying Thanks

There are so many people that help make your big day happen. Think about moms, dads, in-laws, the bridal party and other friends, family members or vendors that step up the day of your wedding and go the extra mile to make sure it’s the best day of your life. Consider mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom gifts, or some thank you stationery to make sure you can pass along your gratitude before walking down the aisle.

Beauty and Skincare

Glowing skin, a beautiful smile and a look that makes you feel confident – those are items on a bride’s checklist. Vaseline is a must for a bridal bag, smoothing dry skin, moisturizing lips and much more. Whether you have a makeup artist coming to do your look, or if you’re using your expertise, make sure you have enough of all of your products and that you’ve used them before to avoid any unexpected skin reactions. If your wedding is outside, definitely think about sunscreen and bug spray to prevent sunburns and bites. There are some that smell subtle and feel lightweight, so you don’t have sticky, smelly skin.

A Final Dress Fitting

Many brides spend months making sure their wedding dress fits flawlessly, so stepping into their dress on the day of their wedding can be nerve-wracking. If your dress is a little off, don’t fret. Keep a supportive strapless bra on hand to hold the top of your dress in place and find the right amount of support, have a small sewing kit handy for any quick stitching that’s necessary and fabric tape is also a great solution that you can rely on throughout the night.

First Aid

A First Aid kit is a must, even a DIY kit that has all the items you might need in case of an emergency. Have band-aids, rubbing alcohol wipes and other essentials on hand in case of minor scrapes or blisters. Consider tucking a bottle of water, crackers, Tylenol or Ibuprofen, allergy meds (especially for outdoor settings) and eye drops, since these are items that many brides have relied on the conquer nerves, headaches, and allergies.

These are just some of the items that you might want to think about for your wedding day, and there are undoubtedly many others that other brides swear by. Think about your day from start to finish and contemplate the items that will help ease your stress and make the getting ready process as stress-free as possible. After all, you want to focus on what’s most important, celebrating your marriage with the friends and family closest to you.
Check out previous posts on the Bridal and Formal Inc. blog for other pointers and check back for future articles!