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Bridal Beauty Survival Kit

What to Pack in Your Bridal Beauty Survival Kit

Even the most prepared bride can encounter beauty mishaps on her wedding day. But you've spent so much time getting ready; it would be a shame to not be prepared in case something goes awry. So consider arranging a bridal survival kit to pack with you for the ceremony and reception. It should contain everything you need for wedding day minidisasters, from preaisle jitters to runny mascara and stained dresses. Spread the items among your bridesmaids so you'll never be without your tools in a clutch. Scroll to see what to have on hand to be prepared for every outcome or print it before your big day!

Makeup Mishaps:

  • Blotting papers to battle shiny skin in your photos
  • Makeup remover pads if you get misty-eyed
  • Lip gloss to keep you looking polished
  • Q-tips for smudges
  • Eye drops to quell redness
  • Facial tissues to wipe away what needs to be wiped away

Hair Hijinks:

  • Hair spray for quick pickups (and clingy dresses)
  • Extra hairpins for updos (but ensure the style passes a jump test, too)
  • Compact mirror for periodic dance floor checkups
  • Travel comb and brush

Dress Debacle:

  • Clear nail polish (if you're wearing stockings) to fix runs
  • An emery board, to prevent snags in case you get a jagged nail
  • White chalk to cover any stains or scuffs
  • Dry shampoo to keep sweat at bay under the arms and down the bride's back
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Band-Aids for blisters and cuts
  • Krazy Glue for heel fixes and veil tears
  • Double-sided tape and safety pins to hold whatever needs to be held together together

Kissing Close-Ups:

  • A travel toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Floss and mints
  • A sample size of your favorite fragrance
  • Antacid, aspirin, and Pepto-Bismol to banish prewedding nerves and aches

Be sure to check out POPSUGAR Beauty on Pinterest, where you'll find a pin-friendly version of the above!

Join The Conversation
Susan-Yara Susan-Yara 6 years
Wow everyone has such great suggestions! Especially the white chalk tip. Thanks @mamasitamalita!
SomethingWicked SomethingWicked 9 years
I am planning on making one for the room the Grooms men will be in, the bridesmaids and put in the bathrooms for guest but make there's more simple: floss, mints, tampons(for girls bathroom). and spray fragrance. For the rest here is my list: - Hairspray, Lip Gloss, Hairpins, Makeup remover pads, clear nail polish, emery board, toothpast and toosh brush, fragrance, sewing kit, Mints(Altoids), pantie hoes, eye drops, Tumbs, Pepmo bismo, tampons, advil, deodorant, Tide pin, Floss, Chalk(for scuff marks) thanks for the help!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 9 years
I'm a Day-Of Assistant/Coordinator with a wedding planner, and there is always white chalkboard or sidewalk chalk in our survival kits. If you scuff a dress or get it dirty, do NOT try and wash it out, it will only make it more noticable -- just use the chalk and conceal away. It sounds so bizarre, but it TRULY works.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
A bottle of your nail polish in case you get a huge chip on your nails or toe nails. That would bug me all day/night.
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
Floss! Nothing's worse than having food stuck in your teeth when you're taking pictures and talking to a bunch of people.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
I think I dream a little TOO BIG...because I would bring my damn make up artist and hair stylist to the wedding...They are my survival kits...lol
emalove emalove 9 years
Great suggestions, Bella!
apma apma 9 years
Altoids are great for unexpected nervousness nausea.
smartypantssugar smartypantssugar 10 years
Safety pins, extra deodorant (the last wedding I was in was in August in a very beautiful but very old church with no AC - whew!), Tide pen for any spills
mlen mlen 10 years
if you don't have a sample sized perfume you can always go to sephora. they'll give you samples in these great little plastic bottles with a spray thing on it. so if they sell your perfume there, you're set!
sailing-chick sailing-chick 10 years
robs great additions! Even if the bride doesn't end up using them!
robs1325 robs1325 10 years
Everyone leaves tampons off the essentials list... Be prepared for anything and don't forget the advil and immodium!
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