With NotWedding events in Charleston and Nashville behind us, another in Atlanta rapidly approaching and wedding season in full swing, we thought it would be appropriate to break out a guest post that will keep us in an organizational mindset. Weddings are a hectic time, and it’s easy to forget simple essentials that might become necessary on your big day. One of our lovely vendors, Jen, from The 1st Los Angeles NotWedding, has a bridal inspiration blog called Something Turquoise that is PACKED full of sweet do-it-yourself projects for your wedding. We’ve chosen to highlight her Bridal Emergency Kit to keep our heads in the game. Listen up, Maids of Honor!2013-07-09_0001


What you’ll need

1. Facial cleansing cloths // 2. Mouthwash // 3. Body lotion // 4. Your favorite pain killer // 5. Antacid tablets // 6. Wrinkle release spray // 7. Firm hair spray // 8. Tapons/pads // 9. Dental floss // 10. Mints // 11. Toothbrush // 12. Toothpaste // 13. Gum // 14. Nude Lipgloss and Chapstick // 15. Tweezers // 16. Vaseline – a great use for vaseline is rubbing it on your foot where a high heel might be rubbing your skin the wrong way – it completely reduces the friction! // 17. Eye drops // 18. Extra pair of panty hose and extra nude thong – that’s right one of your girls might forget hers! // 19. Bobby pins // 20. Q-tips // 21. Safety pins and corsage pins // 22. Extra earring backs // 23. DIY sewing kit (details below) // 24. Bandaids // 25. Lint roller // 26. Straws – so all the beautiful girls won’t ruin their dresses or makeup while drinking // 27. Dress Tape (Target) // 28. Nail file and clippers // 29. Cotton Balls // 30. Nail polish and top coat, in your choice of color (Mimosas for Mr & Mrs, Essie) // 31. Disposable razor // 32. Clear Deodorant // 33. Tissues // 34. Super glue and Fake eyelash glue… just in case a heel breaks or an eyelash pulls away! // 35. Body spray or perfume // 36. Tide to-go stain erasers // 37. Granola bars // 38. Little pair of scissors – great for cutting tags // 39. Hand sanitizer // 40. Hair ties. Make sure you put all the tiny items in a small ziplock bag so you don’t loose them!



You can find a cute lunchbox or other size-worthy container to decorate with a computer-printed label, and customize your own mini sewing kit by cutting slits in card stock and buying the exact color thread you’ll need to match the bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits! You never know when you’ll need a button sewn or a tear patched. Never hurts to come prepared, and this bridal emergency kit will keep you prepared indeed.

Images by Studio Eleven Weddings
To explore more perfectly pinteresty DIY projects from Jen, visit her blog, Facebook, or her Pinterest!

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