Always A Bridesmaid: How To Create The Ultimate Bridal Survival Kit

As a recent college grad, it seems like weddings are the latest trend. Earlier this summer, my best friend got married, and next fall, my boyfriend’s college teammate is getting married. It’s a crazy phenomenon – you graduate from college and all of a sudden people are getting married and having babies.

At some point in time, you will be part of a bridal party. And if you have the opportunity to be someone’s maid of honor, you’ll have a lot of fun tasks to do for the bride. In addition to being at her every beck and call, you might be expected to make a bridal survival kit. While you may have seen some of these kits on Pinterest, they should be specific to each bride – so take a look below at some of the absolute essentials for any bridal survival kit.

I made sure to include these items for my best friend’s wedding, and it was extremely helpful. Although you might expect that the bride used everything in the kit, I would say that the rest of the bridal party used the survival kit a lot more than the bride herself. From the mother-of-the-groom needing tissues to dab her face, to me needing the Tide To Go pen in the airport after sitting on some chocolate, to deodorant and band-aids for all the bridesmaids (it was hot and our feet were all blistered), I guarantee that someone will need every single part of that survival kit.

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Although this generic survival kit was great for wedding prep and the wedding, the most important things you can put in a survival kit (other than water) is your personal touch. If you know the bride loves Twizzlers, make sure to throw some of those in there; if your bride is really nervous, maybe toss in a mini vodka bottle; if you know she’s going to need encouragement from her groom, ask him to write a letter to her for the survival kit!

No matter what happens – spills to ripped veils, ring bearer temper tantrums to lost garters, a bride’s wedding day will be beautiful, and she will appreciate everything you do for her.

Featured Image via Pinterest.

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  1. […] A lot of big things have happened since I came back from Lauren’s wedding in Hawaii, which I think is the last time I did one of these “life update” things. I know I said I would write more about the wedding, but I didn’t, because life got in the way. Although, I did write a tiny bit about my experience as her Maid of Honor, which you can read here. […]

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