Your wedding day should be one of the most perfect days in your life, but in reality, there are so many things that can go wrong. Even after months of meticulous planning, mishaps can still happen, and the best thing to do is come prepared. While your maid of honor and bridesmaids can take care of pretty much everything that you need, you also have to do your fair share of contingency measures to prevent wedding day hiccups. That includes keeping a well-stocked survival kit or purse.

Aside from the usual items like spare lipstick, bobby pins, and tissue, here are some unlikely things that you should consider including in your wedding go-bag:

Stain remover stick

The last thing you want is to ruin your dress on your big day, so you need to have something reliable that could easily clean up unexpected stains. Even when you’re extra careful, you can’t always avoid spillage or hugs from family members with full faces of makeup. Having a stain remover stick within reach is ideal, so you can handle any potential stain crises that may come your way. The best thing about it is it’s portable and small, making it easy for you to slip it inside your purse.

Antacid and smelling salts

You want to be in your best health on your wedding day, but you can’t exactly ensure that you’ll be feeling well throughout the day. It’s best to have an antacid and smelling salts handy, so you can settle your stomach ASAP in case heartburn or acid indigestion strikes. As for smelling salts, The Spruce points out how it can come in handy in case of fainting. It would help if you also had lavender oil to relax and some healthy light snacks to pacify a nervous tummy.

Moisturizer

At your wedding, you’re likely going to be throwing a killer party, but while that screams endless fun, it may also result in a terrible hangover the next morning. A hangover results in having hangover skin, leaving your complexion extra dry, and your fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent. You definitely do not want to spoil your first day as a Mrs. bouncing back from a booze fest. You need something that will boost your skin right away. Products with sunflower seed oil, vitamin E, beeswax may be your best bet to beat that hangover. Featured in Pretty Me’s review of AR Vitamin E Cream, Vitamin E is known to have an ultra-hydrating effect to ensure that even the roughest parts of your body can be softened and moisturized. With this in tow, you can bid goodbye to hangover skin easily.

Dental floss

You’re likely going to want to immortalize your big day by way of pictures and videos, so you will also want to look perfect in each and every one. Having dental floss within easy access allows you to take care of that rogue piece of parsley that may get stuck between your teeth during the reception. After all, you don’t want to look back at the images and be reminded of the fact that you didn’t have a glowing smile.

Eye drops

In the days leading up to your wedding, you’re probably going to have a lot of sleepless nights trying to ensure that everything goes without a hitch. Having a tiny bottle of eye drops in your purse prevents your sleep-deprived peepers from getting dry, so make sure that you’re carrying one. Cosmopolitan also highlights that if you’re choosing to wear contact lenses, ensure that you’re bringing an extra pair, too.

For more tips on preparing for your big day, check out the rest of the Bridal Fantasy site.

Written for bridalfantasy.com by Pamela Robson

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