Dress, shoes and veil: This sounds like a given, but be sure and keep these three items together at all times. In the chaos of the day, you don’t want to be stressing and searching for things. Make sure they are in a safe place and away from anything that may stain them.
Reliable transportation: Whether you have a limo picking you up, or have a friend or family member taking you to the ceremony and reception, always double check and then check again that they will be there on time and with a reliable means of getting you there. It will take a load off your mind.
Makeup: Although you have applied your makeup beforehand, always keep a little kit for touch ups just before the ceremony and throughout the day or evening. This includes concealer, powders, blush, mascara, and lipstick. You want to stay picture perfect.
Hairspray: Buy as small travel size bottle of hairspray and keep with your makeup. Whether you have an up-do or are wearing your hair down, you have to remember that it is going to be a long day or evening. Your hair is bound to get a bit messed up. A simple squirt of hairspray here and there will keep your hair looking fresh the entire time.
Hand-held steamer: A hand held steamer is great for right before the ceremony or right before you out on your wedding gown. Not only will it get out last-minute wrinkles, but it is perfect for annoying water stains that are bound to happen.
Tissues: Tissues are good to have on hand for many reasons. Of course for wiping away those tears of happiness, but also for blotting your face to keep yourself from looking sweaty. They are also practical to use for excess sweat, especially under the arms.
Baby powder: Again, having baby powder on hand goes back to the sweat issue. It is a super way to feel fresh and smell great at the same time. Keep it in the bathroom of the reception and apply as needed as you dance the night away!
Q-tips: Q-tips are a key staple to have in case of stains. You DO NOT want rub your wedding gown with other fabrics that may make the stain set in even further. Simply use club soda and the q-tip to dab away the stain gently. Never rub the spot!
Water: Stay hydrated! With all the commotion you need to make sure your body is replenished.