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Wedding Day Survival Kit

Falcusan Photography

Falcusan Photography

You will want to put some things together a few days before your wedding to take to the ceremony site. We call it the “Wedding Day Survival Kit.” It includes all those little odds and ends that you’ll need for quick repairs and to cover the things others may have forgotten.

  • Scissors
  • Needles and thread (in the colors of your bridal and attendant gowns)
  • Safety pins
  • Iron and ironing board (if none are available at church or ceremony site)
  • Makeup kit (for light touch ups)
  • Hand mirror and makeup mirrors
  • Kleenex
  • Towels or old t-shirts to protect dresses from last-minute makeup touch-ups
  • Curling iron or flattening iron
  • Bobbie pins and combs to anchor veils and headpieces
  • Hairspray
  • Deodorant or antiperspirant
  • Dress tape
  • A shower cap to protect your hair when putting on the gown
  • Extra socks and undershirts for groomsmen and ushers (someone is bound to forget)
  • Toys to keep flower girls and ring bearers busy in a quiet way
  • Old t-shirts for flower girls and ring bearers to wear over their wedding attire until it’s time for the photos or ceremony (kids will get dirty!)
  • Gaffers Tape/Duct tape (for last-minute fix-up jobs on décorations)
  • Scotch tape for taping cards to gifts so they don’t fall off
  • Lightweight wire (for last-minute repairs on décorations)
  • Super glue
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen
  • Refreshments/Snacks
  • Gum/Mints
  • Straws (never drink directly from a glass or can; you will undoubtedly spill)
  • A hand-held fan for those hot summer months
  • Nice pen to sign marriage license

Put all your supplies for your “Wedding Day Survival Kit” into a carryall bag and put it next to the things that are going to the ceremony site. You’ll be glad you have it!

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One Final Tip

Find out whether your ceremony site has a stool that you can use in the dressing room. If not, bring one with you. You’ll get tired of standing after you’ve dressed in your gown. If you sit in a chair, you’ll wrinkle your gown. This is where the stool comes in handy! Drape your gown skirt and train over the stool, then sit;
no wrinkles!

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