Big Day Essentials Every Bride Should Have

The big day is one of the biggest events in every person’s life. It’s the day they promise themselves to another person forever, and such an event deserves to be perfect. It’s no wonder that wedding preparations can last for months – sometimes even years! And when it comes to the big day, the bride is the star of the show. If you’re a bride-to-be, check out this handy list of things you should have on-hand for the big day:


Emergency Kit

Even with the best of planning, there are things that you just can’t predict. Small emergencies can ruin a big moment, so to make sure that doesn’t happen, load up one of your bridesmaid’s handbag with an emergency kit. Firstly, a small makeup kit to help fix up any cry-smudges or smeared lipstick, but nothing too overwhelming – you don’t want to fall into temptation to redo your entire look. Next, some white thread and chalk because if a wardrobe malfunction happens, you want to be able to fix it within a few minutes. Some other things that can be included are breath mints, tissues, a small flask of your spirit of choice (the nerves might need some taming), bobby pins and anything else you might find useful during the day.



On the big day, you don’t want to have to worry about absolutely anything. Even if you are a perfectionist and you always want to make sure things are just right, you need to let go when the big day comes. This is where having a wedding planner, destination management, designated host and all other supporting staff comes crucial. Even if you only have your bridesmaid entourage, make sure that they are taking it upon themselves to iron out any kinks in the planning without you even knowing it’s happening. Designate one go-to person whom you trust to run the show and just relax knowing that they will take care of everything.


A Quiet Space

This day is going to be hectic, and that’s part of the wedding charm. However, securing a space where you can be alone with your thought can be crucial for when you need a breather away from everything. Don’t rely on the bathroom or the kitchen: you want someplace quiet. Whether it’s a bench outside, a spare room or just a little nook, taking some time to gather your thought will do wonders for your nerves and emotions.


Spare Shoes

Yes, those beautiful heels look amazing with your dress and you want them to shine under the gown in every single picture. But if you can’t stand to be in them for more than a few hours, then you’re going to need something that will keep you on your feet throughout the night. Get a pair of formal flats that also go well with your dress and keep them under the table you’re seated at, so that you can put them on before you head out onto the floor to dance the night away.


A Photographer

Your phone should be well away from you. All the people you love are right there with you, and for capturing all of those moments – let’s just say that you can do a lot better than selfies. Give your photographer a list of moments you want them to capture and let them do their magic while you just smile and enjoy yourself.

The most important thing to remember is that this is your day. Forget what everyone else thinks and enjoy yourself. You’ve just made a beautiful commitment and you deserve to celebrate it in big style, so let your hair loose, make sure you can move comfortably and get your new spouse out to the dance floor.


Georgia Selih. Fashion Consultant and Author at ♡