One of my mottos in life is, you never knowww. It can be applied to various situations, see. I'll use it if my friend meets a dreamy guy that sounds too good to be true and she's already questioning it. You never knowww. I'll use if we're betting against the worst situation happening. Cue realist: Well, you never knowwww. I also use it when I prepare for my day-to-day experiences. That's right, you never knowww. I dunno if I'm just more awkward than a normal human being, but I always find myself in "special" situations where I'm spilling all over myself, or the middle button of my shirt just pops right off, or my heel breaks off in a sidewalk grate, or I get all the way to work to discover I forgot deodorant, or my black ensemble is covered in fuzz. So with hopes of being a little less disastrous, I carry a purse with compartments & smaller bags of helpful necessities.
In seeing my friends get hitched, I've realized that one of the most helpful things on a bride's wedding day is to be prepared on her behalf. She needs to have her head in the clouds for the day! But since it's difficult to carry a giant purse of necessities like I usually lug around, I find that it's helpful to make a little homemade emergency kit for her to keep on hand. I know they sell them pre-made, but I swear it's better and more affordable to create your own. The key is to buy mini-versions of things and to think of all possible scenarios. If you're questioning whether something will come in handy, remember! ...you never knowww. ;) Have we had to pull out the super glue for a bride before? YES.
Here are some ideas, both pictured & not pictured:
- breath spray
- eye-makeup corrector / remover
- Shout wipes
- super glue
- sewing kit
- miniature toothbrush & toothpaste
- Listerine tabs (better than mouthwash or gum, in my opinion)
- eye drops
- safety pins
- lint roller or lint removing sheets
- Blowfish (combo of aspirin & caffeine to fight a hangover)
- ChapStick (Carmex is my personal go-to)
- tissues (lots)
- hair spray
- dry shampoo
- bobby pins
- hair things (how I refer to hair ties)
- nail polish remover pads
- travel size jewelry cleaner
- extra earring backs
- heel protectors for walking in grass in stilettos
- shoe inserts
- Static guard or a dryer sheet
- double-sided fashion tape
- EpiPen / Benadryl
Two other ideas? Drinking straws (so she can enjoy a beverage after her make-up is all done!) and a Baggu to carry anything extra that day.
Anything else you'd add from personal experience? xo!