It’s the morning of your wedding. It feels like all your Christmases and birthdays rolled into one. You’ve got the good kind of butterflies in your stomach and you can’t WAIT to get down that aisle and marry the love of your life. But good grief there is a lot to think about!

You’ve put so many hours of planning into this day, and it’s more than likely going to run totally smoothly. But it’s always good to be prepared for hiccups. Here’s a bridal SOS kit for you – 8 must-have items for a stress-free wedding day. Stash these in your best girls’ clutch bags, and keep everything running like clockwork.

A cream a black leather make-up bag with the words 'The Blushing Bride' on the side.

 8 Must-Have Items for a Stress-Free Wedding Day

Tissues: I might be about to win an award for stating the obvious, but weddings are emotional! There is no feeling quite like saying your vows…or being pronounced husband and wife…or walking into a room filled with friends and family from all walks of life… or listening to your dad’s voice tremble slightly as he talks about you in his speech… Even if you do make it through the day dry-eyed, spare some tissues for your groom (yes, he might blubber more than anyone!) bridesmaids, family members or photographer! Sniff.

Groom Andy is overcome with emotion during the ceremonyThree bridesmaids in mint green dresses wipe their eyes at a barn wedding

Nail scissors: The one thing that is consistently needed at EVERY wedding are scissors. Any size will do, but nail scissors might fit most neatly into your overnight bag. So, so useful for so many things! Scratchy label? Loops on bridesmaids’ dresses? Hangnail? Loose thread? Sorted!

Bride cutting label of her wedding dress

Plasters: Just in case those stunning shoes you had to have aren’t quite as comfortable as you’d hoped they would be after several hours on your feet and some killer moves on the dance floor. And I would suggest both the old fashioned sticky type as well as they spray on kind. Hey, why not cover all bases?

A pair of gold Armani stilettos are draped over a black pianoA pair of studded nude Carvela heels Bride in a lace fishtail dress being spun around on the dance floorA crowded dancefloor shot, lit by purple lights. Guests are busting out some serious moves!

Needle and thread/sewing kit: Let’s hope you don’t need one, but should the unthinkable happen and you need a quick fix, this bad boy will be your new best friend!

Aaaall the pills: No, not really, but there are at least these two that would be useful to have in your bag…

Paracetamol: Your wedding day is not the day for a headache. Pains begone!

Imodium: I know, I know. You don’t want to be thinking down this route, especially on your wedding day. But those butterflies can hit you in more ways than one, so be prepared!

Portable snacks: No one wants a hangry bride! Just think of that Snickers advert with the divas, haha. You might not feel like eating a big breakfast on the morning of your wedding, and it can feel like a long old wait between meals if you don’t sit down for food until 4 or 5pm. A cereal bar, crackers, cheeky pack of dried fruit, or, ahem, a large bar of Dairy Milk can be a total lifesaver.

Bride Maria snacks on some crackers while getting her hair done before her wedding.Bride Emma is caught looking sheepish with a mouthful of wedding cake fed to her by her groom

Portable charger: Now then. Smart phones and weddings can be a tricky mix, and there’s a whole lot more to say about them. But that’s a story for another day. I will say this though – even if you’re having an unplugged wedding, it’s your bridal prerogative to be able to check your phone for lovely messages from well-wishers and to take the odd selfie without your battery sliding horribly into the red zone.

Bride Jo poses for a selfie with a group of guests at the Lanesborough Hotel

Tampons: ‘Nuff said.

Bride Maria jumps in the air with her 5 bridesmaids, who are wearing pale blue dresses

So there you have it – 8 must-have items for a stress-free wedding day. If you’d like your photography to be stress-free too, why not get in touch for a chat? I’d love to hear about your plans.

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