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6 Things Every Bride Needs on Her Wedding Day

What does a bride need most on her wedding day? Peace of mind. After months (or years!) of planning this event, the one thing she needs most on her wedding day is to know that everything has fallen into place. To achieve that, keep prepared on your special day with these 6 things every bride needs on her wedding day.

6 Things Every Bride Needs


Keeping hydrated is important every day, but is especially important on your wedding day. You are going to spend the day very active, and likely in a dress that won’t give you too much breathing room. It’s a day of putting on your best face for all of your family and friends and staying comfortable during that is important. Keeping a water bottle handy is an absolute essential. (Plus, think of all the talking you’re going to do!)

A Good Night’s Sleep

Get a good night’s sleep before your wedding day–– if you can, that is! Having rest before your big day is important for many reasons. With all of the hustle and bustle of a large event, you’re going to want to be well and aware or the entire thing. Even if you’re running on zombie mode by the end of the day, well, that’s why you have photographers to save the memories you’re too tired to.

Phone Ringer: Off

Turn that phone ringer off and let your Maid of Honor take care of your phone. You don’t need guests who haven’t fully read the invitation, people who are lost, or any other distractions from your phone that day. Focus on yourself and the people who surround you; let your trusted MOH and bridesmaids take care of everything else.

Blotting Papers

Blotting papers will give you that photo finish and keep you looking flawless throughout the day. They’ll keep your face from looking shiny in your wedding photos, and allow you to move through the day not having to worry so much about how your skin and makeup look. 


A handy dandy, just-in-case packet of Advil is a safe bet for your wedding day. With the amount of activity and noise going on, it’s best to have a little on hand just in case. Who wants to be sitting through an eight hour day with a headache?

Extra Lipstick

Extra lipstick is great to keep around. Your makeup artist may give you the tube from the lip you’re wearing so you can keep your exact shade. Ask your bridesmaids to watch out for when you need to reapply. It will keep you looking fresh all day and all night!

Any other essentials for brides?

What are your wedding day essentials? Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comments what every bride should have on her wedding day.





6 Things Every Bride Needs on Her Wedding Day

  1. says:

    Such good tips here! I haven’t been married yet but friends have and I bet they would have appreciated seeing this list for last min bits to think about!

  2. says:

    I would add mints to the list. Wether they be for bad breath, coffee breath or dry mouth. Oh! And water and a snack as well.

  3. I think the hardest one would be the getting a good night’s sleep. It was so nerve-racking the night before the wedding. I am sure jitters come to all of us. However, it is soooo important like you said! And like the person below said— toothpaste/toothbrush on wedding day mints just in case you need coffee to wake up lol

  4. Definitely all of these! I don’t think I slept even an hour the night before my wedding because I was so excited!

  5. Great tips! I just know when I get married I’ll be completely sleep deprived no matter what I do (insomnia is a bitch!) but I’ll keep the other tips in mind… 😉

  6. says:

    I agree with you in all those things that your mentioned in this article. Every brides needs all of these most especially a good night sleep.

  7. I remember tossing and turning in bed the night before our wedding. The excitement made me sleepless, haha!

  8. Great list, I agree with all these things a hundred percent! Getting goodnight sleep is probably the hardest thing on the list!

  9. Ooh, I wish I had thought to bring blotting papers on my wedding day! Definitely got a bit shiny during all the day’s events.

  10. says:

    Blotting papers were my best friend! I love that you included them.

  11. ooo i would never have thought of blotting papers! this is such a good idea

  12. Good list of tips here! You would never go wrong with blotting papers! Also, it’s not even bulky to bring it on your big day.

  13. Extra lipstick is a must have. These are some great tips indeed.

  14. says:

    You are so right about a good night’s sleep. I was so exhausted by the time the reception was over which is sad because right after is the wedding night/honeymoon.

  15. Blotting paper is such a great idea. I wish I would have known about it back then.

  16. Carly Delski says:

    As the MOH, I had advil, blotting paper, and chapstick all in my purse for my sister on her big day!

  17. These are all definitely good tips. I would also suggest someone handy with sewing needle and thread, and maybe an extra button or two (or more) just in case of an emergency with a gown (bride’s or any of the wedding party’s gowns). Happened at a wedding I went to, where the bride didn’t think of having a way to hook up her train during the reception. A resourceful person made a quick fix for her with buttons and thread loops.

  18. You know another thing a bride needs on her wedding day? A dress with pockets! lol

  19. What a handy list for brides to be! We will definitely be keeping this list handy for when we get married.

  20. says:

    Those are some great essentials for brides. A good night sleep is a must for brides for her to be more blooming and beautiful in their special ceremony.

  21. says:

    Such a great post. I Wish I read this before when I got married. I have to share this with my sister. She is getting married nextmonth.

  22. says:

    I live these ideas! I made my bride an "Oh Snap Pack" with things like these including mini vodka! Lol

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