Every bride wants her ceremony and reception to go as smoothly as possible. Nobody wants to be unprepared on the wedding day. The team at Anglo Couture have come up with a few key items that every maid of honor should have to help her best girl, the bride feel at ease on her big day.
Safety pins: Of course, every bustle and appliqué should stay in place, but a few small safety pins are great for fixing any tear or broken bustle! A well meaning guest is probably not accustomed to giving you a congratulatory hug while you are in a ball gown which can sometimes result in a loose thread. That’s why safety pins and a small sewing kit are essential to have on hand.
Clear Nail Polish & Clothing Tape: Both of these items are great for other minor wardrobe malfunctions. It happens, the bride or a bridesmaid gets a small tear in their dress or run in their pantyhose. The easiest way to keep that under control is to put a layer of clear nail polish on it so it won’t spread out and become a bigger problem. Also, clothing tape is great for preventing any unwanted a wardrobe malfunctions during your wedding photos. Both items are easy fixes for those minor mishaps.
Breath Mints & Deodorant: Not only do you want to look your best on your wedding day, you want to smell your best which is why having breath mints and deodorant on hand is a must. You guessed it, the bride chose the fish dish for her dinner and now her breath smells like she should be under the sea! It’s great for the maid of honor to slip her a breath mint before she does the cake cutting or greets her lovely guests. We love our sunshine state, but if you have an outdoor wedding it takes only seconds to break a sweat in the heat and humidity. Those little travel size deodorants will keep you smelling fresh the whole day.
Band-Aids & Flats: We know how much you love those heels that go magnificently with your gown and look super sexy during the garter toss. But, we all know with beauty comes pain and those pesky little blisters have potential to put a damper on your night, so make sure you have Band-Aids in tow. If you are planning to really get loose on the dance floor it’s a great idea to have an comfortable pair of flats to change into later on in the night.
Water & Snacks: If you have a summer wedding, especially in Florida, the bride is definitely going to need something to keep her on her feet…literally! It’s important to have a water and snacks such as protein bars on hand for the wedding party. With the hustle and bustle of getting ready it’s easy to forget the essentials.
Hair Spray: Sometimes bobby pins just aren’t enough. Hair spray is amazing for slicking back those little flyaways or frizzes during that can pop up after the ceremony.
Lipstick: Having the same color lipstick or lip gloss in a clutch purse is a great tip. Throughout the event your color will fade, but by having it close by you can spruce it up so you keep up your dream look photo ready.
Pocket Mirror: When you’re in full swing at the reception it’s hard to find time to run to the restroom to check yourself out. The perfect way to check your makeup in a hurry is to have a pocket mirror within reach.
Tissues: Every wedding ceremony or maid of honor speech is bound to bring on the tears, so, of course you’ll need tissues! It’s great that they come in those little packages so you can slip them in and have them ready in your time of need.
It’s best to have all oft these items in a bag or little box that the maid of honor can have ready to go when a situation arises. When it comes to a wedding, there is no such thing as being too prepared. The team at Anglo Couture hopes these little tips help your wedding to be the event you dreamed it would be!