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 will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list like this amazing mascara and a travel-sized makeup remover wipe, but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand.
by cloe noel
PRO TIP: Extra wedding-day essentials like makeup, a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairspray, etc. can be kept in a large tote bag like this 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…
What to Pack in Your Wedding Bag
Love feathers? Here’s a new ostrich feather bridal clutch by ANGEE W.
And this photo lined clutch is one of the hottest trends of the year. What a beautiful keepsake! By ANGEE W.
Wait til you see these pretty clutch purses by Eclu, too. You’ll be able to use it long after the wedding day!
(P.S. See more wedding bags here!)
Now that you have one, here’s what you need.
What to Pack in your Wedding Bag
When you find the perfect wedding bag, be sure to fill it with these items. Besides the obvious things — i.e. your driver’s license / I.D., a little cash, and your phone — 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 monogrammed one? We spotted this at Creative Hart Boutique. So cute!
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 Larkspur and Linen.
This even has your new name personalized on it! Only $16!
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.
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. It’s a beautiful shade (like a dewy rose).
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, below, tackles both #1 and #7 on the list! We spotted it at Kelly’s Magnets:
Also loving this one:
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.
I’m loving these “something blue” flip flops from here!
And as mentioned earlier, you can put any additional things you’ll want on the wedding day that won’t fit in your clutch inside a tote bag instead. These tote bags are from Iron Grillers and make great bridesmaid gifts for your girls, too.
What will YOU pack in your wedding bag?
Tell us in the comments section below!