The bridal suite on your wedding day will undoubtedly be a special place. It’ll be where you prepare to walk down the aisle, likely with your bridesmaids, mom, and others who are important to your big day. You’ll likely have hair and makeup artists in the suite with you as well. This room will be busy and at times even hectic as you prepare to exchange vows. With a flurry of activity and excitement in this space before such an important event, there are some items you’ll want to have on hand to make the day smoother. Here’s a list of 16 items you probably won’t want to be without.
Everyone will be on their phones all morning long, taking photos and making calls for last-minute arrangements. For that reason, it’s a good idea to have a few extra phone chargers on hand so that everyone can keep their devices completely juiced.
Bringing a few surge protectors to your bridal suite will make it easier to plug in those phone chargers as well as other devices, such as curling irons and straighteners.
The getting ready process should be a fun atmosphere for your wedding day, and what could make it more enjoyable than fun music? Bring a fully charged bluetooth speaker to facilitate bridal suite fun.
With a gaggle of gals getting ready for a big event, you can never have enough mirrors. Bring a few tabletop or hand mirrors so that people aren’t fighting for mirror space. Allowing everyone to get ready efficiently will keep your day on schedule. Before buying a few extra of these, though, check with your glam team to see if they’ll be bringing their own.
Snacks and Water
You and your gals will definitely need fuel to power through a busy wedding day. Have healthy snacks that are easy to eat and not messy in your bridal suite. Depending on what time you’re getting ready, you may want to have breakfast items, coffee, or lunch. Also ensure tons of water is accessible, as you want everyone to stay hydrated.
Cups and a Marker
Bring cups with you to the bridal suite as well as a marker so that people can mark their cups in order to eliminate waste. A permanent marker works best for this.
Straws are a bridal suite necessity to ensure that you and your bridesmaids don’t mess up your lipstick as you’re staying hydrated or enjoying a cocktail.
Don’t forget the bubbly in your bridal suite! Your wedding is a celebration, and it should be treated as such. Having a champagne toast to commemorate this special moment with the women in your life is an absolute must. To keep this cold, bring in a large, 10-gallon storage bin. Fill it with ice and put a folded towel under the bin to catch condensation.
There is likely going to be a lot of trash that comes out of your bridal suite between food, drinks, and other debris. Make sure you have some garbage bags so it can all stay contained.
Don’t be caught in a pinch if an unexpected wrinkle appears in your dress. A hand steamer, even just a small travel one, could prove to be the hero of the day. Keep one on hand for your garments as well as your bridal party’s. This will also come in handy in getting your veil ready for wear.
After your glam team departs, you’ll want to have some hairspray on hand for last minute touch-ups.
Deodorant and Perfume
Keep everyone smelling fresh all day! Spray deodorant can be easily shared. Also, bring a special perfume with you to wear on your wedding day that will bring you back to this special event every time you smell it.
Weddings are certainly an emotional event, so have some tissues on hand to dry happy tears!
It’s a good idea to keep Band-Aids around in your bridal suite—and maybe even a small first aid kit, just in case! It can be handy to have a few common over-the-counter medicines on hand, such as Advil and Benadryl.
Mints and Mouthwash
Everyone will want fresh breath when they embark on the walk down the aisle, so keep some mints or mini bottles of mouthwash nearby before the festivities officially kick off.
A Sewing Kit
The last thing you want on your big day is for anyone to have a wardrobe malfunction! Keep a mini sewing kit on hand to avoid any dress emergencies.
It may seem like you need to bring quite a bit to your bridal suite to have everything you need, but you’ll be thankful for these items should you need them on the big day!