Your wedding is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. It will be magical and beautiful, but if you’re thinking nothing will go wrong, you should think again. The average wedding day is around 13 hours (from getting ready to getting into the get away car) The most common mistake brides make is forgetting to eat until the reception, causing irritability, fatigue and possibly fainting. Hopefully no big trip-ups will occur, but little things are bound to happen. It’s good to be prepared so the small things stay simple inconveniences instead of major ones.

Be sure to put together a small bag of just-in-casers. Below are some suggestions of what to include.

  • Pain reliever of choice
  • Bottle of water
  • White chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your wedding dress)
  • Dental floss/portable toothbrush
  • Hair pins/ponytail holder
  • Hand towelettes
  • Hem tape
  • Matches
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Clothing spot remover
  • Straws (stay hydrated without messing up lipstick)
  • Tissues
  • Breath mints
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair spray
  • Linen handkerchief
  • Makeup (for touch-ups)
  • Mirror
  • Nail file
  • Perfume
  • Tampons/sanitary napkins
  • Granola bars or other easy-to-carry high protein snacks