If you’re prepping for the big day, don’t forget to pack a bag (for your maid of honor to carry) with all the necessities you might need for any wardrobe malfunction or beauty mishap. And in case you don’t even know what those necessities might be, there is a whole market of pre-packaged, giftable “wedding survival kits.” There are kits for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, maids of honor — and even mother-of-the-brides.
If you’re a crafty over-achiever, you could try and take on this wedding emergency kit DIY from Oh Happy Day (above) — or you could just buy them pre-made.
If you’d still rather DIY your own, here are the key ingredients that all these kits have in common: bobby pins, safety pins, facial and blotting tissues, hairspray, breath freshener, deodorant, pain relievers, band-aids, a sewing kit, and clear nail polish. If you want to go well beyond the basics, shop our solutions to chipped nails, sore feet, and more. And once you’ve got everything on the list, consult this list of 10 things to do on the day of your wedding.
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