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Monday, September 16, 2013

Wedding Day Emergency Basket

Everyone knows the usual wedding traditions. 

-Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

-Bride and groom can't see each other before the wedding.

-Bouquet & garter toss.

-Tying cans to the car bumper.

-Carrying the bride over the threshold.

-Always have an emergency basket.

Okay, so maybe the last one isn't necessarily a tradition, but it's definitely a good idea. My mom helped me compile a list of things that may be helpful during the big day. (She's one smart cookie.) This basket is perfect to have while getting ready, then to have in the bathroom (or somewhere handy) during the reception. I just used a plastic basket from the dollar store, but I was thinking you could also put it in a cute little tote bag marked with the bride's new name!


Throat drops,
Lint brush,
Nail File,
Mini Sewing Kit,
Floss Picks,
Bobby Pins,
Granola Bars,
Nail Clipper,
Pain Reliever ,
Panty Liners,

**Additional Items: Bottled water, body spray, clear nail polish (and color that the bride is wearing in case of chipping), flip-flops, antacid tablets, breath mints, cough drops, contact solution/eye drops, eyeliner, mascara, pressed powder, lipstick, anti-static spray, Tide-to-Go, and hair spray.

{Each wedding will have variations in their basket to fit their needs. 
Does the bride have allergies and need some medication? What about contacts/glasses? It would be a good idea to check with the bride beforehand to see if there is anything she thinks she may need that day.}

Using the back of their wedding invitation, I wrote a little note and the list of items that were in the basket. That way the bride was able to see exactly what it contained, rather than wasting time fishing around in the basket during the busy day.

{I've also seen baskets with a bigger selection and set out for all the guests to use, which is really nice!}

Tuck it all in together, and enjoy the day! 
Hopefully, there won't be any issues at the wedding, but if there are, better to be prepared! :)

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