The Bridesmaid Checklist of What To Pack For the Wedding Day

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Packing for a wedding isn’t like packing for a regular weekend away. With all the responsibilities of being a bridesmaid, the last thing you want to do is forget something. Fear not! We have taken one weight off your shoulders and compiled the ultimate bridesmaid wedding checklist of what to pack for the wedding day.

1. Your Dress

Carry in a garment bag to avoid creasing

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photo credit: Laura Ivanova Photography

2. Underwear

Make sure you’ve tried your underwear on in advance with your dress to make sure you can’t see it and it gives you the right support

3. Shoes

You’ll be on your feet most of the day, so make sure you break in your shoes beforehand and bring a pair of flats for later just in case!

4. Jewelry

Don’t forget to pack your necklace, bracelet and/or earrings that you are wearing the day of!

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5. Makeup

Even if you’re getting your makeup done by a professional, it’s a good idea to have some on hand for touch-ups throughout the day.

6. Fashion Tape

Depending on your dress style, you may need this to make sure everything stays in place!

7. Robe

A robe is the wardrobe must-have for getting ready in the morning with the girls. A robe is easy to get on and off without ruining your hair and makeup.  All of the bridesmaids and bride together in robes is a trend that makes for stunning day of pictures!

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8. Camera/Phone Charger

Don’t under estimate how quickly these two things will run out of battery when you’re snapping away!

9. Tote Bag

Don’t forget to bring along your tote bag with all the small essentials you’ll need throughout the day. Stock it up with your lipstick, mints, tissues, hairbrush, and a snack!

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10. Emergency Kit

You never know what you or fellow bridesmaids/bride are going to need the day of. Unexpected things can happen so make sure your bring an emergency kit like this one

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Post adapted from article originally written by Lucy Leaper- Confetti

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Top Things To Do The Week Of Your Wedding

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You only have a week left until you say “I Do”! Before the big day arrives you want to make sure you have everything in order and checked off your to-do list. Here are ten of the top things you should do the week of your wedding!

1. Send Final Payments To Vendors

Pay all your vendors prior to the big day if possible! That way you won’t have them trying to track you down on your wedding day for payment. If you want to tip your vendors the day of, designate a family member or bridal party member to handle this.

2. Photo List

If you have in mind certain photos you absolutely want and people you want included, make sure you write out a list beforehand for your photographer.

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3. Marriage License

Go to the courthouse or registration office and get your marriage license that week if you haven’t already. Make an appointment ahead of time if you can.

4. Break In Your Shoes

Make sure you break your wedding shoes in before your wedding day. Your feet will thank you! Wear them around the house that week and pack an extra pair for dancing just in case.

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5. Emergency Kit

You never know what you’re going to need that day, so come prepared! Bring an emergency kit with everything from hair spray to bandages and a sewing kit.

6. Try On Your Wedding Dress

Get into your dress one last time before the big day and make sure everything fits perfectly!

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Photo credit: Brooke Images

7. Pack Your Honeymoon Bags

If you’re leaving for your honeymoon right after the wedding, make sure to have all of your bags packed beforehand, including your carry on bag! This will be one less thing you have to worry about the day of your wedding.

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8. Check In With Your Bridal Party

Send an email to all your girls & guys and confirm that everyone knows where and when they need to be on the big day. Also, make a point of delegating any important tasks for the day.

9. Call Any Guests Who Didn’t RSVP

Reach out to anyone you haven’t heard from yet. It’s best to know the final guest numbers than to be surprised the day of with last minute guests.

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Photo credit: Rhythm Photography

10. Rest & Relaxation

Last but not least take a moment, relax and spend some quality time with your partner and make sure you get a good sleep the night before!

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All products featured in this post can be found on weddingstar.com

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Fashion Friday: Saving Your Skin with Gina Marí

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Fashion Friday: Beat Your Wedding Planning Blues Beautifully

Happy Friday everyone! This edition of Fashion Friday is all about beating stress with a little “you” time! We know how exhausting everyday life can be – throw in the work (and the flutter!) that can come with wedding planning, and it can be a recipe for a disaster…or most certainly a bridezilla moment of epic proportions. But, honestly, wedding planning shouldn’t be the end all and be all of your journey to the altar. Sure, it’s a very important part of the big lead up to your special day, but at the end of everything your love is what counts! And no one wants to come home every day to a partner that’s at “Stress Level Midnight” and constantly riding the highs and lows of an emotional roller coaster. That’s why it’s important to take a little breather from the wedding planning, the stresses of life and work and take a little time for yourself! That’s why today I’m showcasing 3 beautiful fashion forward stress busters that are a perfect way to make memories with your bridesmaids and they’ll save your sanity along the way too! So get ready to put the beat down on stress – with beauty! Enjoy!

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Fashion Friday: Tips from the Pros {The Perfect Wedding Hair Plan from Kristan Serafino}

It’s not just any Friday – that’s right, we’re back with another great Fashion Friday! And today we have the pleasure of hosting another fabulous guest blog from the incredible Kristan Serafino herself! As a stylist to the star’s, she’s dealt with her fair share of hair drama and trauma – and today she’s sharing all the tips and tricks every bride needs to know to look gorgeous on her wedding day! So get ready to learn (and beautify)! Enjoy!

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