The Ultimate Bridal Survival Kit List

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No matter how much effort you put into planning your wedding, mistakes and accidents are bound to happen. A survival kit is necessary for a bride to take along on her wedding day. This kit should contain tools that would fix up little glitches and bad happenings. Preparing for unforseen circumstances is one major key to pulling off a successful event. A survival kit is not only needed for brides. Event planners, groomsmen and basically anyone going for a major event needs one.

A survival kit is usually carried by the bridesmaid and is kept in a place that can be accessed easily. Thanks to modernization, companies now sell pre-packed emergent kits for the big day. But just incase you are one who enjoys packing her own things, this list would serve as a guide for you.

  • Duct tape preferably a white one. This tape can hold two worlds together.
  • Pain relievers
  • Phone chargers to make that emergency call incase your battery goes out.
  • Chalk to hide that stain from your dress
  • Straws for sipping on some liquid without smudging your lipstick
  • Baby powder to absorb moisture
  • Makeup and tweezers for touch ups
  • Toiletries; tampons and panty liners,just incase
  • Mini first aid kit
  • Sewing kit to fix all tears
  • Cash because you never know when you’ll need it or what might arise.
  • Lint rollers to keep the grooms suit in check
  • Sunscreen, this is of the importance. You still want to maintain that glow you worked so hard to get from the beginning.
  • Extra pair of contacts and contacts solution. Also an eye drop is needed just incase.
  • Blotting paper. There’s nothing attractive about an oily and greasy face.
  • A small mirror for facial checks during the day.
  • Deodorants and perfume to keep you smelling good all day
  • Combs and brushes to keep that hair flawless through the day
  • Any medication you are on should be carried too incase of an emergency.

Bridal Skincare Tips you should know

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Photo credit; studio55beaute

A wedding is a once in a lifetime affair, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance. Just as you are preparing for the yummy cakes, wedding dress, the venue and everything else, you should also have your skin in mind.

Every brides dream is to have a clear, smooth and radiantly glowing skin on her big day. This doesn’t just happen in a day, it happens by spending lots of time on a good prebridal skincare routine.

 

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Start the process early

Don’t walk into a dermatologist office or spa two weeks before your day to start getting facials or fix whatever issue you have. It is always advisable to start the process at least three months earlier.

Those getting microdermabrasion’s , fillers,  Botox or any other minor surgical procedures, should consider doing this few weeks before the big day to reduce any redness or reactions you might have.

Also, you should choose a facialist carefully, you don’t want to have your face looking all red and irritated after a session. The aim is get a glow not look all red and swollen.

Put off using new skincare product

The urge to try out new skincare product during this time is always high. After all,  the aim is to look good and that new product just promised you that. No matter how irresistible it might be, don’t use new skincare products weeks before your big day.

You don’t want to wake up with a bad reaction and start scrambling for solutions in all the beauty places and dermatologist office. Continue using products you are already familiar with.

Good diet and exercise

You should consider following an exercise and healthy eating plan during this period. At least three weeks before you say “I do”, eliminate all unhealthy foods from your diet and perform three sessions of cardio a week. Health diet and exercise add a glow to the skin.

Drink lots of water and don’t stress

Aim for at least 2_ 3 liters of water per day. Water is a good detox and would keep your skin hydrated and shiny. Also try to not stress yourself too much as it would show your skin.

All Grooming should be timed

Teeth whitening, waxing, brow shaping, tanning and any other grooming needed should be done two weeks early. This would give ample time to the skin to heal from any redness, bruises or swells.

Have an exfoliating regime

Consider investing in an exfoliating facial wash you could use on alternate nights especially if your skin is acne prone. If you don’t know which to get, ask your dermatologist for a recommendation.

In case of an emergency grab a toothpaste

Well, not all emergencies just the “pimple “ emergency. Waking up a day to your wedding with a pimple sitting on your face mocking you is every brides nightmare. In cases like this, apply toothpaste to the pimple to dry it out and cover up any scarring with makeup.

Moisturizers are your friend

A good moisturizer would do you more good than harm. Incorporate this into your skincare routine and see how supple, glossy and radiant your skin would look in the long run.

 

 

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Sunscreens are lifesavers

Never step out without wearing a sunscreen no matter the season. This would do your skin good and maintain a bright healthy complexion.

Test run

Just incase you are unsure of how you would look on the big day, you can always have a test run. Few days before the ceremony,  have your hair and makeup done, put on your wedding dress and see how you’ll appear on the big day.

On a final note, don’t fret and lose your mind in trying to be the perfect bride. Breathe in and enjoy every moment.

Photo credit; Bella Marie Bridals
Photo credit; Bella Marie Bridals