You never know when you’ll have a wardrobe malfunction. On your big day, you are at high risk of having problems with your clothes given that it is likely the first day you have worn your dress or suit for more than a few minutes.
Therefore, make sure that you have an ample supply of pins, including safety pins and bobby pins. Make sure that you have enough pins in multiple colors to fix your own dress or suit and those of the bridal party.
Dryer sheets are kind of a wedding day hack but they are just as important as the other items on your list. Make sure that you carry dryer sheets with you because they can be used to remove static cling from your clothes and they also smell nice.
Pain relievers, hairspray, q-tips, deodorant, eyedrops are things that you probably think that you don’t need but you’ll wish you had when the day comes. You’ll also want to make sure to carry oil-blotting sheets so that your makeup stays intact and you don’t end up looking sweaty in your wedding photos. Weddings can make anyone nervous and sweaty and having showered hours ago, it’s very likely that you’ll want to freshen up at some point. Nobody wants to look like a vampire in photos so make sure that you bring eyedrops along with you to remove the redness and moisturize your eyes, as needed. You’ll be especially happy to have them when you see those closeup photos later on.
Technically the rings are the best man’s responsibility. However, with so much to do before the wedding, it’s easy to forget that one essential thing that you obviously should have brought to your wedding. If they get lost, the joke is on you! So make sure that you always know where they are at all times. If others are known to be forgetful, you might want to just carry them along yourself.
Being “hangry” isn’t a good thing and having snacks with you can save you from getting too cranky before your next meal. When you bring snacks along, you can also choose foods that are unlikely to ruin your wedding day outfit. Gum or mints are also helpful for clearing up bad breath and holding you over until you can eat again if you’re still hungry after a snack. In addition, with a morning or afternoon wedding, it’s unlikely that you’ll have time for a big breakfast when you’re in a rush. So prepare to deal with your hunger before it makes you a miserable and cranky person to deal with.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Having a first-aid kit can mean the difference between a bloody wedding dress or suit and a simple cut or scrape. Make sure to bring a first-aid kit with antiseptic, band-aids, surgical tape, scissors, and gauze. Having band-aids and surgical tape are also helpful for protecting your feet if your shoes are uncomfortable.
Even if the day looks sunny, an unexpected downpour can ruin hours of prep. Don’t get caught in the rain without an umbrella. Keeping a small fold-up umbrella with you and a larger one for someone to carry for you should be enough.
Flats or Sneakers
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you’ll probably find it difficult to trek to the venue with your best dress shoes on. Instead, switch to sneakers or flats until it is time for the ceremony or reception so that you don’t ruin your best shoes. If your wedding is a casual wedding, you can also feel free to slip out of your wedding dress shoes once the ceremony has ended to give your feet a rest. You’ll avoid painful blisters and ensure that you’ll still be able to walk the next day after having spent so many hours on your feet.
If you’re going to be driving yourself to your wedding or there are some last-minute costs you’ll need to take care of, make sure that you have a stash of cash available to handle last-minute issues. You can grab a small wallet to keep on you so that you’ll also have somewhere to keep your keys, as well. In addition, if you’re renting a vintage car for your wedding, you’ll want to make sure that the keys are always on hand.
As a nice gesture, you may also want to give your spouse and the bridal party keepsake gifts at your wedding. These gifts are personalized gifts to thank them and show how much you love and care for them. Keep it simple with a note or trinket so that they won’t be a hassle to carry along with you on the big day.
Now that you have all of the bases covered, you’re more than ready to enjoy a worry-free wedding day. So pack everything up and start getting ready for your special day!