Essential Items for the Bride on the Big Day

August 30, 2021

Red wine stain on your white dress? Unraveling up-do? Zipper and button malfunctions? These unexpected disasters can put a damper on months of wedding planning. 

Between worrying about the guests, the ceremony, the reception, and more — your big day will be a bit hectic and filled with both I-do’s and to-do’s. It’s easy to miss some small but essential items that can turn out to be lifesavers.

To make your life easier, we list down some wedding-day essentials that’ll help you handle any drama one mini-emergency at a time.

Wedding Day Essentials

Banish your big day blues with these bridal essentials:

#1. Tote

Get a tote bag to store the rest of the items in this list. Delicate clutches won’t do, so find an oversized tote that can accommodate everything. You can even order one that has your new initials on it to make it even more special.

#2. Make-Up Kit

Bring a backup kit to help you deal with any lipstick smudges or mascara runs. Here are the items you need to include:

  • Translucent powder is a must-have. It’ll help you get rid of any shine before the wedding day photoshoot.
  • Splurge on a silky concealer and foundation combo that you can easily apply on your own. You’ll need them when you head out to breakfast with your bridesmaids on the morning of your big day.
  • Pack some eyelash glue. You’ll have faux lashes on all day, and you don’t want your tears to ruin your look. Have some lash glue on hand so you can re-attach any loose lash hairs right away.
  • Although your makeup artist will most likely leave a small sample of the lipstick they’ll use on you, it’s still a good idea to purchase the exact shade beforehand. That way, you can reapply or fix up any smudges quickly.

#3. A Pretty Robe

You won’t be wearing your wedding dress all day. For hair and make-up prep, a comfortable robe will come in handy. Make sure to bring one that’s camera-friendly, especially if you’re expecting your photographer to take some pre-ceremony photos.

#4. A Pair of Comfortable Shoes

If you’re going to be dancing all night long, you need a comfortable pair of shoes. Choose a classy pair that won’t just look amazing on photo, but will also give your toes a break. Pack your comfy pumps or ballet flats for when your feet start to ache or just in time to hit the dance floor. Your soles will thank you!

#5. Your Favorite Accessories

Accessories can make or break a dress. Ensure that you have a small selection of your favorite jewelry and accessories to wear or switch to during the reception. More importantly — remember to bring the wedding rings! Be sure to remember the jewelry cleaner, too. 

#6. Hair Pins and Safety Pins

Have a fresh pack of bobby pins and safety pins with you to secure last-minute hairstyle additions such as brooches or flowers. They’re also helpful for unexpected dress issues.

#7. Tissues

It’s a special day, so happy tears are to be expected. Make sure you have enough tissues on hand for you, your groom, or any other guest who needs one. 

#8. Water and Snacks

Although bottled water will likely be available in your hotel and the venue, it’s still not a bad idea to pack one in your overnight bag. 

You also don’t want to faint on your big day due to low blood sugar. Protein-rich snacks are a great choice as they’ll give you enough energy and keep hunger at bay before you walk down the aisle. Pack some nuts or energy bars — they’re healthy, filling, and you won’t have to worry about making a mess.

#9. Umbrella

Even if it’s supposed to be sunny on your wedding day, pack a large umbrella just to be on the safe side. After all, you don’t want the rain to ruin your perfect hair and make-up.

#10. Mini First Aid Kit

It’s better to be safe than sorry, so make sure to keep the following items in your mini first aid kit:


  • Band-aids
  • Burn cream
  • Antiseptic
  • Pain reliever
  • Other medication for allergies, headaches, and indigestion

#11. Double-Stick Fashion Tape

Avoid wardrobe malfunction with a double-sided malfunction tape. It’ll help you secure bra straps, fallen hemlines, gaps between shirt buttons, and even broken jewelry. Most fashion stylists have this on their emergency kit, too. If it’s good enough for the red carpet, it’s good enough for your special day.

Visit Our Site Now to Complete Your Checklist with the Perfect Wedding Dress

The most important item on your checklist is your wedding dress. Choosing the perfect dress can be difficult — after all, it’s likely to be the most expensive clothing piece you’ll ever own, and you’ve probably never tried one on before. No matter your budget, timeline, or personal style, we’re here to help.

Find your dream wedding dress at Sposa Mia Bridal. We have a carefully curated selection of over 500 wedding dresses and bridal gowns from leading fashion designers around the world. We offer a wedding dress shopping experience like no other.

To schedule your visit, please give us a call at the boutique or take a moment to complete our appointment request form. We will get back to you as quickly as possible to confirm the details!

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