Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DIY Wedding Day Disaster Kit | Kitchen Charm

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You may have spent the last six months meticulously mapping out your ideal wedding day. However, according to the wedding experts at Kitchen Charm, one of Canada’s premier bridal registry members, miniature disasters are never more than a pantyhose snag away.

Headaches, jitters, broken nails, and smeared mascara are just a few of the most common wedding day downers that can turn the most important day of your life into one full of strife. Read on as Kitchen Charm presents a list of must-have items for the bride and groom.

Toiletries and hygiene

If you own a Kitchen Charm cookware set, chances are you’ll be preparing your own food the morning of your wedding. And, since you’ll be busy getting ready, you may forget a few of your normal hygiene routine steps, like brushing your teeth after breakfast. Make sure you cover all your bases and pack a bag with the following necessities:

  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste
  • Breath mints
  • Chapstick
  • Baby powder
  • Q-tips
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues/blotting paper
  • Eye drops
  • Dental floss
  • Wet wipes/baby wipes

Mini med-urgencies

Once you have emergency toiletries situated, consider minor medical nuisances that can dampen your day. Kitchen Charm suggests keeping on hand:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Allergy medication
  • Liquid Band-Aid
  • First-aid kit
  • Antacids
  • Neosporin
  • Anti-nausea medication

Face and hair

You want to shine on your big day but the six to 12 hours you’ll take getting ready may take a toll on your appearance. Bridal registry managers at Kitchen Charm say it’s best to fill a gallon-sized bag with:

  • Mini hairspray
  • Brush
  • Eye cream
  • Translucent powder
  • Clear nail polish
  • Waterproof mascara
  • Waterproof eyeliner
  • Lipstick/lip-gloss

Miscellaneous

In addition to everything listed above, Kitchen Charm reps say your wedding DIY disaster kit is not complete without the following unusual items, perfect for unexpected situations:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Stain remover
  • Lint roller
  • Superglue
  • Pantyhose
  • Batteries
  • Shoe pads/heel protectors
  • Straws
  • Stain removal pen
  • Water
  • Energy bar/snacks
  • Bug spray/sunscreen
  • Digital camera

Don’t forget any items that you would normally keep with you in case of emergency, such as an EpiPen or regular medication. Ideally, you task your maid of honor and bridesmaids with ensuring that you never catch wind of minor emergencies. Ultimately, however, it is your job to be prepared for anything and to laugh off life’s little disasters.

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