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12/6/11

Bride's Emergency/Handy Kit

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In a perfect world, a bride can survive on a tube of lipstick (and she'd also be marrying John Abraham or Prince Henry or that other celeb she adores/stalks) As an ex-bride, I wish I had read this post before my wedding day because I only had makeup, tissues & chewing gum in my tiny handbag. So, I hope future brides won't forget they'll possibly need these other important things:

  • Safety Pins ~ Why do we always need them when we DON'T have any?! Especially if you'll be wearing a two-piece, these things will surely come in handy.
  • Eye Drops ~ Smoke (and tears) can strain your eyes. You want to be bright-eyed for photos. Buy: Clearine Eye Drops.
  • Ear Ointment Cream- My gold bridal earrings were so thick that my piercing had to be 3 times the size to insert them without pain, so I had to live with watery/itchy ears for days after the wedding. It's better to apply a cream before wearing your heavy earrings to prevent infection. Buy: Flutibact.
  • Eyelash Glue ~  For your false eyelashes (they tend to come off at the inner corners) & also, maang tika- so it stays in place on your forehead. At Ambika Pillai studio, they once used Dendrite for my maang tika, and I ended up with a grape-sized bump on my forehead the next day. Gosh, I can't help thinking- What if they had used superglue???!!! Idiots. Buy: Duo Adhesive.
  • Panty Liners, Pads, Tampons ~ You could lose track/forget your P-date, and then realize that D-day might be the day it misses you (of course, these thing always happen to you!) Believe me, you don't want to have to dread the uninvited guest when you're already very stressed. Skip if you bid it goodbye recently. Buy: Ria, Carefree, Stayfree, Whisper.
  • Band Aids ~ New shoes? They bite. Buy: Johnson & Johnson's- preferably cushion ones.
  • Ball of Foot Cushions ~ Especially if you'll be wearing sky-highs, these are a must-have. I didn't have them on my wedding day, that's why they're here on the list. GET THEM! Buy: Scholl, Stiletto Hardware.
  • Tissues ~ You probably already "checked" this. Humans always need tissues. Buy: Paseo or Looney Tunes.
  • Hand Sanitizer ~ You won't be able to run to the washroom every time and you'll be shaking A LOT of hands. Who knows where they've been? Sorry. LOL! Buy: Dettol, Himalaya, Lifebuoy.
  • Kit Kat/ Nutrition Bars ~ You will feel damn hungry in the car on the way to your wedding venue. It's either nervous hunger or you skipped lunch coz you were only concerned about looking pretty. Buy: Kit Kat, Rite Bite.
  • Breath Mints & Mouthwash (mini) ~ The expensive perfume on your neck won't make up for bad breath. No chewing gum, you'll look uncouth chewing away especially when caught on video (yes, that's me sigh). Buy: Wrigley's Doublemint, Listerine.


That's all I could think of. If you can think of anything else, do share! :)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

27 comments:

  1. hehe... When my time comes, I'll keep these things in mind Cynthia.. lovely post

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  2. U were seriously chewing gum?? (gasp!) LOL!

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  3. Hahaa, great read plus great checklist...bookmarking for my big day! Keep them posts coming :)

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  4. very nice list
    infact even applicable for the bride mates....I am checking all this for the marriage I have to attend this weekend..

    thanks a lot for reminding me Safety pins....also - hair pins & hair spray

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  5. Gr8 post...would be handy when the time comes :P

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  6. thanks for posting me .. i am a bride to be :)

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  7. great list CZ, though i didn't have a single item,I shudder to think if i'd have needed any... i'd love to see your wedding day pics... !

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  8. I broth everything from this list with me on my wedding day, my makeup artist was the carrier.

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  9. Flutibact is a lifesaver for sure :)

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  10. Nice post Cynthia! I agree with with a comment above...we would love to see your wedding photo :)

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  11. Nice post and very useful pointers !

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  12. :) great post,,will help me out on my big day :) :)

    Thanks Cynthia ,,

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  13. Really nice list, great ideas. Someone should put a kit together of all this stuff and sell it!

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  14. lol nice post ill remember this when my day comes x

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  15. A needle and thread is also a lifesaver..(those small paper sewing kits are the most portable ) in case something rips..sometimes not everything can be held together with a safety pin.. (like my torn skirt) or if your jewellery falls aparts...you can actually just stitch the broken ends temporarily...(i used this for a broken necklace and a broken anklet clasp).. for my cousins wedding her underskirt was too loose so we actually stitched it to make it tigher..at the Venue.

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  16. how nice is this post.....i will show it to my sis who is getting married soon.

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  17. Lovely post!! Keep 'em coming!!

    Kirthi
    www.divassence.blogspot.com

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  18. Super-duper post! totally luvd it! Brenda's suggestion is also nice of Needle n Thread.

    Vl keep these in mind wen get married!

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  19. How about a photo of you in full wedding attire?

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  20. thi is really usefull for people going to get married !!! lovely

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  21. Kejal- yes! Silly me lol

    anks, kuwaitgirl, attak- Will post a bridal look soon :)

    ♥xx♥

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  22. Brenda, Va- Ya needle n thread can also come in handy! :)

    ♥xx♥

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  23. Glad u like this post ladies :)

    ♥xx♥

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  24. This is like THE Saviour post for brides. I keep making lists of all possible things I would need and had conveniently forgotten about something fo this kind for THE day (which btw is approaching very soon ) . Thank u so much !!!

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Thank you for reading! :)

♥xx♥