7 Things You MUST Pack in Your Wedding Bag

bridal clutch

by cloe noel

Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you absolutely must pack in your wedding bag. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. (Extras can always be kept in a large tote bag and stored in your bridal suite.) What would YOU pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our list…


clutch by cloe noel

What to Pack in Your Wedding Bag

Of course, the first thing you’ll need is an elegant bag or wedding clutch. Here’s one we love by Cloe Noel:

cloe noel clutch purse

by cloe noel

Love feathers? Here’s a new ostrich feather bridal clutch by ANGEE W.

What to Pack in your Wedding Bag

(P.S. See more wedding bags here!)

What to Pack in your Wedding Bag

When you find the perfect wedding bag, be sure to fill it with these items. Here’s what to pack in your wedding bag:

1. Pocket Mirror

You won’t have to ask your MOH if you have something in your teeth, if your mascara is running, or your lipstick is smudged if you carry one of these. Pick one up at the dollar store or bring the one that’s already in your powder compact (free!). Want a pretty monogrammed one? We spotted this at Peachwik. So cute!


by peachwik

2. Floss

If you use your mirror and do have something in your teeth, you can at least fix the situation with some floss. If you already have a pack of floss or flossers at home, this one’s free. Just toss one or two in your wedding bag.


3. Bobby Pins

Bring a pack of bobby pins and your style will stay perfect all night. I love these in particular because they don’t slip. Worrying about your up-do falling out of place is a thing of the past!


4. Tissues (or Handkerchief)

Allergies? Tears of joy? Mascara before it runs? Cold? Prepare with a pack of travel tissues at a local dollar store – or just grab a few from home (free!) and fold them. You can also carry a handkerchief, like this one spotted at Duryea Place Designs.


5. Spot Remover

Spill wine on your dress? Coffee? Lipstick smudge? Mascara? Arm yourself with one of these and prevent that stain from sticking around.


6. Lipstick

You’ll kiss, sip, talk, and smile all night long. Keep those lips looking their best! Be sure to bring along your favorite lipstick. This one is called ‘Gentlemen Prefer Pink‘ by Revlon.


7. Aspirin (or Pain Medication of Your Choice)

Don’t let a headache ruin your day. Bring along aspirin or other preferred medication in a small pill box (this one tackles #1 and #7 at once) or one with a bridal flair, like this spotted at Kelly’s Magnets.


by kelly’s magnets

If you have extra room…

8. Foldable Flats

Flip flops won’t fit in a regular clutch, but these fold right up. At the end of the night, you can slip these on for the drive home to keep those feet happy. (Most of all, if your heels break or you get blisters, you’ll have a backup plan.) If you prefer, toss a pair of flip flops you already own in a tote bag hidden under the head table. The flip-flops shown in the photo are from Old Navy.


And as we said, to put in any of those additional things you’ll want on the wedding day (but won’t fit in your small clutch), a tote bag is always a great idea. These tote bags are from Iron Grillers and would make great bridesmaid gifts, too!

personalized tote bags for bridesmaids

by iron grillers

Happy Planning!


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