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By Marcy Blum

Part of Wedding Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You want to make sure you’re prepared for any kind of emergency on your wedding day. Consider packing a satchel or gym bag with some or all of the following items:

  • Aspirin, antacid, and sedatives

  • Baby wipes

  • Ballet slippers for dancing

  • Blow dryer

  • Brush, comb, and hair spray

  • Clear nail polish, nail glue, and emery board

  • Contact lenses and solution

  • Earring backs

  • Extra copies of wedding-day and transportation schedule

  • Eyedrops

  • Makeup

  • Masking tape (for ripped hems) and double-stick tape

  • Pins (bobby, hair in blonde and black, safety, and straight)

  • Sewing kit complete with thread in white, black, and bridesmaids’ dress colors; have needles threaded and ready to go

  • Smelling salts

  • Stick stain remover

  • Stockings (two pairs)

  • Straws (for a quick drink without messing up lipstick)

  • Studs, cuff links, and bow ties

  • Tampons and sanitary napkins

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, and breath mints

  • Tweezers and crochet hook (to get at button hooks and other teeny places)

  • White chalk (a savior for lipstick on a wedding dress or shirt collar)