Five essentials to pack before your wedding
There is nothing quite like rocking into your wedding day feeling prepared for anything. Babysitter’s booked in? Check. Hair and makeup artists arriving on schedule? Check. Maid of honour has the run sheet for the day and a fully charged phone? Check. You’ve got everything under control. And then it happens - you hear a teeny, tiny little tearing sound as you’re getting out of the car in your wedding dress, about to walk down the aisle.
Not to worry, because you’ve come prepared! We’ve prepared a quick checklist of five essentials to pack on the day - because you never know what you might need.
This might seem like a simple one, but a sewing kit can (almost) save lives on your wedding day! Sneak it into the purse of one of your bridesmaids for safe-keeping, and make sure it’s stocked with thread and needle, safety pins and some scissors. It’s inevitable that your dress, or your bridesmaids’ dresses, will go through some wear and tear on the day (especially if you’re out on the dance floor early) - so come well-equipped and worry free!
Guests leaving half of their makeup behind on the groom’s suit after the hugs and congratulations? Keep a small pack of baby wipes on hand to get rid of foundation marks or lipstick pecks.
While we are lucky enough to live in a part of New Zealand with some incredible, rugged and picturesque landscapes, that also means wind, and lots of it. Wellington hairdressers are generally well experienced in creating looks that can withstand the elements, and aren’t shy at using plenty of hairspray. Keeping a spare can of spray, and a few bobby pins, in your emergency bag during the day means you can whip your hair back into place if Wellington throws a particularly nasty gust of wind at you!
HEEL STOPPERS AND FLAT SHOES
If you’re rocking some killer heels under your wedding dress, it’s a great idea to pick up some heel stoppers to make sure you don’t end up sinking into any soft ground, especially if you’re wandering through grass for photos! Or even more comfortable, pack a pair of flat shoes that you can slip into. If you’re wearing a full length gown, you won’t usually see them anyway - no one will know, and your feet will thank you for it!
WATER AND SNACKS
All too often, brides get caught up in the stress of the preparation that they forget, or can’t find time, to eat! Make sure you keep yourself well hydrated, and get one of your bridesmaids to carry a couple of quick snacks. The last thing you want is to feel faint or dehydrated - so make sure you keep your energy levels up throughout the day!