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So your best friend or family member is getting married, and you’ve found yourself in the maid of honor role.
While a lot can come with that job — from planning the bachelorette party to helping the bride make important decisions (like saying yes to the dress!) to preparing a speech for the reception — the most important part is supporting the bride on her big day.
One way to help out your girl is by being prepared — like, overly prepared. Speaking from personal experience, it helps to have a kit on hand with all of the essentials and then some.
If the bride is feeling nervous or had a little too much fun at the rehearsal dinner, save the day with Tums and Advil. If it’s hot and everyone in the bridal party is sweating, stop the shine with a translucent powder and freshen up with deodorant body wipes. If the bride spills something on her dress, fix it with a Tide To Go Pen or cover it up with white chalk (talk about a hack!). There’s no problem too big for the maid of honor.
You can check out our Maid of Honor emergency kit below for a list of everything you should pack come wedding day and shop some of our favorite items below.
Maid of Honor Emergency Kit
For a hair and makeup refresh:
- Translucent powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $39
- Hair spray: TRESemme Ultra Fine Mist Hair Spray, $4.92
- Deodorant: RECESS Deodorant Body Wipes (15-pack), $29.99
- Sunscreen: COOLA Organic Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $36
- Bobby pins: Conair Secure Hold Bobby Pins, Black, (Set of 75), $2.43
- Hair ties: Kitsch Spiral Hair Ties (no crease, 8-pack), $9
- Floss: Cocofloss in Delicious Mint, $9
- Nail file: Bona Fide Beauty Glass Nail File in Case, $9.99
- Oil-absorbing sheets: Winky Lux Matcha Blotting Sheets, $8
- Makeup removing wipes: Neutrogena Cleansing Facial Wipes (Individually Wrapped 20-count), $5.97
- Compact mirror: Popsockets PopGrip Mirror Dove White Marble, $20
- Concealer: Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer, $19
For aching feet:
- Anti-blister stick: Body Glide Foot Glide, $7.99
- Band-aids: Tru-Colour Skin Tone Bandages Variety Pack, $12
For a real fashion emergency:
- Mini sewing kit: Coquimbo Sewing Kit, $8.99
- Anti-static spray: Static Guard Travel Size 3-pack, $16.62
- Stain removing pen: Tide To Go 3-pack, $6.97
- White chalk (great for covering stains on a wedding gown!)
- Safety pins
- Lint roller
And a few extra things you might need:
- Portable phone charger: RAVPower Portable Charger, $19.99
- Mints: Listerine Cool Mint Pocketpaks Breath Strips (3-pack), $3.97
- Eye drops
- Pretzels or other snacks
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