Enlisted for bridesmaid duty? Take note of these essentials that you absolutely got to have in your emergency bridesmaid kit!
Be it mending last-minute tears or ensuring that the bride feels her best, these handy items are your must-haves as a bridesmaid!
Being a bridesmaid is no easy feat. From ensuring the bride feels her best on her big day to skimming over any possible hiccups that may spontaneously pop up, a bridesmaid is the unsung hero of every wedding, not to mention the bride’s support system. So what does a bridesmaid lean on when the unexpected occurs? Her handy kit of course!
If you’re a to-be bridesmaid who’s in the process of etching out each and every detail of the wedding with the bride, we recommend that you add this extremely convenient bridesmaid kit to the list as well. Also, we’ve curated a list of easily available essentials to give you a headstart in compiling the kit which would be your go-to bestie at the wedding!
Sequins and rhinestones make the outfit look stunning but they may also result in chaffed arms and necklines. Keeping an anti-chafing gel at hand ensures your bestie bride and her bridal squad can shake a leg without thinking twice!
A manicure emergency can pop up at any moment, even minutes before the wedding! A nail polish matching that of the bride’s and a nail file come in handy for any last-minute touch-ups.
Sometimes wedding shenanigans can result in a tear that may ruin the bride’s entire look. In situations like these, safety pins are your best bet! If you’ve got some extra time on your hand then whip out some thread, needle and a pair of scissors from your sewing kit for a more long-lasting solution.
No amount of dusting or airing can completely get rid of lint. If your bride is a perfectionist at heart and wants her outfit to look pristine in every picture, it’s time to add a lint roller to your shopping cart!
Hair Ties, tail comb, bobby pins, and hairspray:
A lively bout of dancing can play havoc with those salon-styled locks bringing forth droopy curls and messy tresses. Spare bobby pins keep that slumped down bun in place, a tail comb smoothens the hair and keeps the partition neat, hair ties keep the bride’s crowning glory away from her face while a can of strong hairspray holds everything together.
Pack of Tissues:
No one can stop the tears from flowing on the wedding day but as a bridesmaid, apart from giving the bride a shoulder to lean on you can also minimize the damage by ensuring no smudge marks remain. A pack of soft tissues dab tear trails away, absorb accidentally spilled drinks and keeps those sweat pearls at bay.
Sanitizing Wipes and Spray:
Given the fluid nature of the pandemic, sanitizing wipes and sprays are a staple in every handbag. Since weddings are huge gatherings where people tend to hug or shake hands while greeting the newlyweds, these additions to your kit ensure they stay safe throughout the celebrations.
Makeup removing wipes:
One never knows when a makeup crisis will strike! In situations like these where the makeup artist is not available, a makeup wipe can easily swipe away smudged kajal, mascara or lipstick, so that the bride can easily refresh her look.
Sanitary Pads or Tampons:
Truth be told, periods don’t always adhere to a schedule, especially when pre-wedding jitters are in full swing. During times like these, keeping a pack of tampons or sanitary napkins handy saves you a trip to the chemist and saves the bride from any anxiety.
As a bridesmaid, you are also in charge of capturing heartfelt moments that the photographer may not be privy to. A power bank keeps your phone alive throughout the celebrations so that you can get those precious goofy moments and candid moods on record!
Bad breath is an instant mood killer. Stock up your bridesmaid survival kit with a breath freshener so that you and the bride can converse with the guests sans any second thoughts!
No matter how expensive and gorgeous the lehenga is, uncomfortable innerwear is sure to dampen a bride’s mood. A sturdy roll of fashion tape or double sticky tape allows you to skip tricky situations like a pro by keeping the neckline, the jewelry and the veil right where you want it to be.
There’s a thin line between dewy and oily skin, especially during the infamous Indian summer. Oil blotting sheets are a boon as they dab the extra oil away and can be easily stowed in a small potli or handbag whenever the bride needs it!
In the rush of last-minute touch-ups and planning, the bride more often than not forgets to eat or stay hydrated. Stock up your bridesmaid emergency kit with non-messy, light snacks like an energy bar or drink or a box of cut fruit to keep the bride bright-eyed and far from any untoward physical weakness.
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