Anything can happen amidst the craziness of a wedding and it’s always good to be well prepared. Get your bestie to help and put together a wedding day emergency kit. Ask her to remain beside you during the function so you’re never far from help. Wrap the kit with a cute ribbon and call it ‘The Bride’s Just In Case’.
1. Hair pins
For last minute flyaways. Or if a hair or flower strand comes off!
Your lipstick might just bleed by the time you walk into the pheras. Choose one closest to your D-day lip shade and keep it in your emergency kit. Also stock up on a compact (the harsh lights will make you sweat!) and a blush for restoring colour to your face. You don’t want the guests to comment, “The bride looked pale.” Put in a small pack of Q Tips and eyeliner or pencil to repair any mascara or eyeliner mishaps. Plus, a nail file and polish, though we strongly recommend a Shellac manicure!
3. Earring backs
They fall off all the time! Keep some handy to slip on, if needed.
Mushy whispering with your boy? But first, pop in a mint!
So many hugs to give on your wedding day. Keep a perfume handy!
6. Extra footwear
We know you paid a bomb for those super-cute heels. But, if your feet ache or the heel snaps off, keep a pair of comfy wedges or pretty juttis ready. Break in all your shoes so you don’t get a shoebite.
7. Double-sided tape
Use it as an earring back, set your maang tikka in place or spot-fix a fraying hem.
So you can wipe tears off when you get misty-eyed without smudging your make-up. Keep a small pack of wet wipes handy for accidental spills or splashes.
9. Safety pins
They are a girl’s best friend, after diamonds that is. They’ll repair a broken zip, a slight rip or just to pull your dupatta in place.
10. Battery pack
You don’t want your phone to run out of juice!
11. Med 911
Band-Aid, aspirin and sanitary napkins. *Fingers Crossed* but it’s always good to be well-prepared.