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Wedding Day Essentials

8 Jul

Tomorrow is my friend’s wedding; the day is finally here! See her shower & bachelorette.

While I already have my makeup essentials packed, there are some other items that I simply cannot forget for the big day.

  • Button-up shirt: avoid messing up your makeup and hair by wearing a button-up shirt that can be easily taken off. No fuss!  I love any of these cute ones from J.Crew: chambray, ikat, checkered.

  • Champagne: a little bubbly will ease the bride’s nerves and her bridal party’s too. Sip some champagne minis with straws; so cute for pictures!
  • Dancing “shoes”: bring along a cute pair of flats or sandals to dance the night away. Perhaps even coordinate with the other bridesmaids with matching flip flops, as Old Navy has them in every color for just $3.
  • Bridesmaid’s Survival Kit: pick up one of these at a local boutique (or purchase here) and don’t worry about any wardrobe malfunctions or if you forget something. From a folding hairbrush, hairspray, bobby pins, nail file, clear nail polish, to a deodorant wipe, mending kit and more, this pouch has it all!


What other essentials are needed for the wedding day?  Oh, and don’t forget your dress and shoes! This checklist has it all.

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Wedding Day Makeup Essentials

30 Jun

image via Pinterest

My friend’s wedding (wedding #1) is just a little over a week away. I am gathering my list of things I must not forget for the wedding day, and among them are makeup essentials!  I am getting my makeup done the day of, but if you are doing your own, or even if you’re getting your makeup done too as party of the bridal party, don’t forget these items.

Waterproof mascara– This is obvious, right?! If you’re on a budget, try Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash or if you can splurge, I love DiorShow.

Blotting papers– Don’t stress and if you become dewy, run to the bathroom to blot. I use Boscia.

Lipstick or lipgloss– Always have a little shimmer/shine/color on your lips. If you like the feel of a chapstick, try Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (personal fave). If you prefer a gloss or “Glossimer”, Chanel makes the best out there. If you are a lipstick maven, Revlon Moon Drops has many colors on the cheap.

Pocket mirror– Stick this in your clutch if you need to sneak some touch-ups. I like this Sephora swivel mirror or this simple black one from Walgreen’s.

Do you have any other makeup essentials for the bridal party to have on the wedding day? What brands/products to you swear by?