5 Things Bridesmaids Forget To Do The Night Before The Wedding

June 13, 2017 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Style

From the moment you jump up and down and shout "yes!" after your BFF asks you to be her bridesmaid, your schedule is bound to be packed with dress fitting appointments, bridal shower organizing, and so many other duties and obligations. It's natural to forget a few important details before the wedding. Taking note of these 5 things many bridesmaids forget to do the night before the wedding can make your friend's big day run more smoothly and ensure you have the time of your life.

Charge Your Phone

You're going to want to capture a lot of memorable moments at the wedding, but that will prove impossible if you forget to charge your phone. Even if you charge it at night before bed, be sure to pack your charger cable with you and to sneak in little moment to recharge your phone while you're getting your makeup and hair done. In the midst of all the excitement, and with so many friends texting and sharing their joy with you, it's all too easy to look down a few hours later and notice you're almost out of juice. 

Pack Food

Your other bridesmaids will be forever grateful if you're the one who takes charge of your collective hunger and packs a picnic lunch filled with sandwiches, snacks and water bottles. At the very least, remember to fill your bag with a few packs of trail mix, nuts, fruits, and drinks to keep you hydrated and filled with energy — because it will seem like a lifetime before you get to dig into a delicious wedding banquet. 

Break In Your Shoes

The day of your friend's wedding is not the time to decide your bridesmaids shoes are going to be absolute torture on your feet. Begin walking in your heels to break them in a few days before the wedding and prepare with clear deodorant and moleskin if the shoes are even slightly uncomfortable. In a pinch, applying deodorant to the inner soles of shoes can reduce friction that leads to blisters, and soft moleskin on heels and toes can serve as a barrier that also prevents blisters. 

Check Your Itinerary

A wedding day is usually packed with events like makeup, hair, photos, and, of course, the actual wedding itself — and you do not want to be the bridesmaid holding everyone up. Check your itinerary the night before to be sure nothing has changed and plan your travel accordingly. 

Pack Essentials

Pack an overnight or day bag the night before the wedding so that you give yourself enough time not to miss a single essential item. Among the most important things to pack: snacks, safety pins, deodorant, Band-Aids, your cell phone charger, flat shoes for when the party really kicks off, and a card/gift for the special couple. 


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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