So, after months of planning your big day, it’s finally here…
Hopefully you’ve given yourself longer to pack than just a night but make things easier on yourself by checking off these crucial items….
Wet Wipes – The saviour item of any wedding day, pack these by the bucket load: they’ll remove any make up traces from hands and face (you do not want to mark your dress at all and preferably not before the wedding).
Waterproof Mascara – There are probably going to be a lot of tears (happy ones of course!) So – make sure you have packed this trusty item. Try before the big day in the unlikely event that you have an allergic reaction.
Hand pocket tissues – For the above reasons!
Passport – Hopefully you’re jetting off to sunnier climes…. Make sure your passport is in date and all the details are correct. Keep in a safe place or ask a trusted friend or family member to guard it with their life!
Honeymoon essentials – If you forget anything don’t panic – there’s always the airport but if you’re a contact lens wearer or need any specifics make sure you’ve popped them in your suitcase. If you are jetting off to somewhere hot then pack your sun cream (rather than pay premium prices at the airport).
Pen and paper – Sounds silly but I spent my entire wedding week asking to borrow a pen.
Phone charger – You will feel like a celebrity on your wedding day with constant calls, texts and good wishes. Make sure you’re in communicado!
Camera – and camera charger – For all of those wonderful honeymoon memories.
Shoes/ dress/ accessories – We shouldn’t need to remind you of this category but just in case!!
Deodorant – Pack a good deodorant that you have used before and that you know works. Sweat patches shouldn’t even register on your internalised checklist!
Eye mask and ear plugs – For a good night’s sleep the night before. If you’re sleeping in strange surroundings then a good eye mask and ear plugs will aid your beauty sleep.
Make up stay in place spray – Probably the one item that you can’t live without! Urban Decay’s ‘All Nighter’ is an absolute life-saver that won’t break the bank.
Diary – Whether you’re old school and have an actual diary or it’s all stored on your phone, there are numbers, times, notes that you will need at all times.