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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 to writing 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 the ultimate maid of honor emergency kit below for a list of everything you should pack come wedding day (and, you can get it all at Target).
Maid of Honor Emergency Kit
For a hair and makeup refresh:
- Translucent Powder
- Hair Spray
- Sheer Sunscreen
- Bobby Pins
- Hair Ties
- Nail File
- Oil-Absorbing Sheets
- Makeup Removing Wipes
- Compact Mirror
For aching feet:
For a real fashion emergency:
And a few extra things you might need:
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