Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How to Pack a Wedding Day Survival Kit

No matter how well you plan for your rustic Knoxville wedding, once that day comes, anything can happen. To avoid unpleasant surprises, one of your pre-planning tasks should be to put together a wedding day survival kit. A little preparation can go a long way, and one of the items in this handy little kit may end up saving the day.

Each brides's kit may be a bit different, depending on your own personal needs. Here Country Jewell has come up with a basic list of some things that could very well come in handy for one reason or another. Most are items that you probably have around the house already. 

  • Hand lotion: A dab of lotion right before heading down the aisle will help your new wedding ring to slide on smoothly. 
  • Moist towelettes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun block & bug spray: A must for outdoor ceremonies.
  • Feminine hygiene products: Just in case you or one of your girls needs them. Better safe than sorry!
  • First aid kit
  • Basic medicines: pain reliever, allergy medicine, antacid...
  • Gum & mints
  • Bobby pins: Make sure there is the right color for every hair color in your wedding party.
  • Clear nail polish: This can stop runs in hosiery, fix chipped nails, and can even be a temporary fix for keeping buttons on that are about to fall off. 
  • Nail polish that matches your manicure: You may need a touch-up.
  • Nail clippers & file
  • Extra earring backs: In a pinch, you can also use a pencil eraser, piece of cork, aluminum foil, or even chewing gum.  
  • Mirror
  • Facial blotting paper: This keeps the shine off your skin without removing your makeup. 
  • Kleenex
  • Stain Removal Pen or Wipes
  • Baby Powder: This can help remove some dress stains & keep them from spreading
  • White chalk: It can work like baby powder or even cover up a small stain.
  • White cotton towels or cloths: Use these to dab, never rub, stains or spills on a white dress. 
  • Cotton balls & cotton swabs: You can also dab dress stains with these, and they come in handy while getting ready. 
  • Tape: Double-sided, masking, or duct tape - these are a quick fix for a broken hem if there is no time left to sew it. 
  • Super glue: This can work for hems just like the tape, and it can hold on a loose button. 
  • Small sewing kit: It should contain matching thread for your dress color, the bridesmaids' dresses, and the men's suits. 
  • Lighter &/or matches: Necessary for lighting candles, and the flame can fix a fraying hem. 
  • Safety Pins: Useful for fashion emergencies and also good to have in case any boutonniere pins are missing or get too bent to work.
  • Scissors
  • Lint brush
  • Snacks: Many brides are so excited, and busy, that they forget to eat.  Have granola bars or something similar handy for an easy, fast snack. 
  • Bottled water: Staying hydrated throughout the day will make you feel a lot better and more energized.
  • Straws: Drinking out of a straw is the best way to keep your lipstick from smearing. 
  • Chargers: Pack all that may be needed during the day: cell phone, camera, video camera, etc...
  • Extra batteries: Keep track of anything needing batteries on the wedding day, and have extra ones of every size needed. 
  • Pens and paper
  • Contact information: Have names & numbers for important wedding contacts and vendors. It is wise to have a couple of copies of this list. 

It's quite possible that you won't need anything in your wedding day survival kit, but you will be very glad that it's there if you do need it. We don't want anything to spoil any part of your beautiful day at our Knoxville wedding venue. It takes very little effort to gather these items together, and believe us, it is well worth the time. 

If you have any questions about possible wedding day happenings, all of us here at Country Jewell are happy to talk with you. We are here to make sure that everything is as perfect as possible for your special day.    

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Heiskell, TN 37754

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