Top 5 Things Every Bride Needs

Weddings can be stressful. I would know, I used to be a bride.

In this blog post, we will go over five things every bride needs on her wedding day to make sure it goes smoothly. On the most important day of your life, you definitely don’t want to be in a bind.

Before your wedding day, make sure you have these five things squared away so you’re prepared for anything that’s thrown your way.

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Be prepared

For the most important day of your life

  1. Proper Undergarments. These are a must for any bride, no matter what type of dress she has. Some dresses require proper foundations to be worn under them, and without them, the dress might not wear on the body properly. When you get fitted for your dress for alterations, make sure you have already bought your undergarments. Your bra will either be white or nude, and wearing tights underneath will cut down on leg and thigh sweat during your big day. Your bridal store will know which type of garments to suggest for your specific dress - and make sure you wear the same bra each time you get fitted!

  2. A small purse with the essentials. Having this purse on my wedding day was a life saver. This purse is a survival kit for you in case you get in a bind. This will be a bag you give to either your mom or maid of honor so they can hold on to your essentials. In this you can put things like feminine products, ibuprofen, a small sewing kit, bobby pins, your lipstick so you can reapply, and tissues. These are items that you will most likely need at some point in the day, especially tissues! You can even add items like facial wipes, other makeup items such as lash glue, and mints.

  3. Comfy shoes or heel stoppers. Whatever shoes you get, make sure they are comfortable! Your feet WILL hurt at the end of the day, since you will be standing and walking the majority of the day. Heel stoppers are a device you can put at the bottom of your heels to make sure you don’t sink into the grass when taking portraits, and can be found on Amazon. If you are dead set on wearing heels for the ceremony and portraits, I highly recommend you have some flats for the reception so you won’t miss a beat on the dance floor - and to give your feet a rest.

  4. Snacks. Let’s be honest - I love to eat! And with eating, the food gives vital energy to your body. This will be a day of stress, and you will need this energy to make sure you don’t pass out, have brain fog, or worry about being hungry. With the craziness of the day, you might forget to eat. Make sure you have snacks and food readily available as you're getting ready - and make sure to eat lunch! Eat something that doesn't cause a lot of crumbs and gives energy, such as carrots or other vegetables. Peanut butter is also good for the protein, just make sure that you eat it with a spoon or a food dipper, such as apples.

  5. Pre-packed bag. Picture this: you are leaving the reception, your guests have sent you off from the big party, and you’ve had tons of fun. You might even be a little tipsy! The LAST thing you want to do is go back to where you got ready and pack your bag for wherever you are staying that night. If you plan to leave to go to a fancy hotel, immediately to the honeymoon, or anywhere else that isn’t your house the night of the wedding, make sure you delegate a family member to pack your overnight bag for you when you leave so you can leave right away. You’ll be tired and eager to spend the evening with your new spouse.

I hope these tips help make your wedding day go as smoothly as possible. Following these tips will help you be prepared for anything thrown your way during your big day. Below is an info-graphic you are more than welcome to save for reference as you are planning your wedding. If you have any questions about what was mentioned above, feel free to send me an email.

If you are interested in booking me for your big day, please feel free to send me an email to ask about my availability!

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McKenzie McClure