8 Things Your Bridesmaids Should Carry For You On Your Wedding Day, According To Experts

March 22, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

Bridesmaids have more to do on your wedding day than simply standing next to you and smiling. Your best girls are also there to make life less stressful for you during the ceremony and reception. One very important way they can do that is by carrying some of your must-have items for you on the big day.

Here are eight important things you want within arm’s reach at this important event:

iphone on table with wedding rings on screen

Your Cellphone

"The main thing a bride should not have is her cellphone," says Stephanie Brown of Off the Beaten Path. "If the bride feels the absolute need to have it or must have it, a bridesmaid or their maid of honor should be carrying it on the day of their wedding and have it handy when the bride wants or needs it.  

overflowing makeup bag

A Touch-Up Kit

The bride will need a mini touch-up kit with lipstick, concealer, powder, etc. to make sure she is looking her best throughout the day, says Katelyn McCullough of Elwynn + Cass.


Some Aspirin

"Many people might have headaches because of dehydration or stress so it's always nice to have some over the counter medicine ready," says Joanna Kwok of Honour and Blessing Events.

bobby pins

Extra Bobby Pins

Bobby pins will come in handy to keep the bride's hair and veil in place throughout the day.

brown tissue box

Spare Tissues

A bridesmaid should have them at the ready, so the bride doesn’t need to constantly ask for them, says Caleb Backe of Maple Holistics. "You’re going to need them--all of you, so have them close by."


Emergency Tampons

You can't control when Aunt Flo comes for a visit, so the bride might need one of her bridesmaids to carry some tampons for her. Even if the bride doesn't need one, there might be someone in the bridal party who does, so it's a good idea to keep some on hand. 

pink mini emergency kit

A Mini Emergency Kit

Accidents happen, so someone should be carrying a kit with tweezers, tape, sewing kit and the like, says McCullough.


A Couple Of Mints

Mints will be better than gum if the bride needs a quick breath freshener, says Kwok. Mints won't get in the way of photos or ruin any video footage! 

shefinds wedding pinterest

Want more wedding tips and advice? Follow SheFinds on Pinterest!


[Photos: Shutterstock] 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


11 Wedding Beauty Trends That Are IN For 2019

September 17, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio


8 Wedding Day Disasters Every Bride Should Prepare For

September 6, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio


6 Drinks Every Couple Should Avoid At Their Wedding Reception

September 5, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
We didn't see this coming!


7 Things Couples Forget When Planning The Honeymoon

August 29, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio


12 Things Brides Regret Not Doing At Their Reception

August 28, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Don't be *that* bride


8 Wedding Dress Trends That Are Out For 2019

August 21, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio


10 Mistakes Brides Make When Planning A Backyard Wedding

August 17, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You're going to LOVE this!


8 Photos Every Bride MUST Take With Her Bridesmaids

August 7, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You'll regret it if you don't!


12 Mistakes Brides Always Make When Planning A Winter Wedding

July 25, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
We did NOT see this coming!


7 Mistakes Couples Makes That Can Ruin Their Wedding Budget

July 19, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
SO happy we saw this now!


5 Engagement Ring Trends That Are Out For 2019

July 11, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio