We are so thrilled to welcome Bené Eaton to the Bridal Musings team!

Bené is the lady behind this awesome nude wedding shoes post and this perennially pinned post on the perfect boudoir outfit.

If you want to find out more about our new wedding style expert, who hails all the way from Texas, head on over to our Contributors page.

Oh and by the way it's pronounced ‘Ben-ay' (not ‘Bean' as Elizabeth very embarrassingly said when they first met via Skype). Whoops.

Bené will be stopping by every few weeks to share her stylish musings and pretty posts with us. Yay!

Wedding Day Survival Kit Intro | Essentials Every Bride Needs on Her Wedding Day

It’s in my nature to be overly prepared for just about any situation. I’m the friend that always has an extra hair tie, Band-Aid, or breath mint on hand. Your wedding day is definitely the one day when it never hurts to be equipped with a few essentials.

It’s easy to put together a wedding day survival kit that will keep you looking and feeling your best. From tissues (to wipe away those happy tears) to blotting papers (to keep makeup looking fresh), I’ve rounded up all the bridal must-haves.

Wedding Day Survival Kit

Wedding Day Survival Kit Procucts and Essentials Every Bride Should Have on Her Wedding Day

Pocket tissuesKleenex via Drugstore.com | Stain remover pen: Tide via Amazon | Mineral water facial spray: Evian via Beauty Bridge | Safety pins: Seton | Tweezers: Tweezerman via Beauty.com | Cotton Swabs: Q-tips via Pharmapacks.com | Deodorant towelettes: Pinch Provisions | Lip gloss: Dolce & GabbanaLavender Pink” via Sephora | Concealer: Yves Saint Laurent via Saks Fifth Avenue | Blotting papers: Bobbi Brown via Macy's | Travel hairspray: Oribe via Barneys New York | Band-Aids: Johnson & Johnson via Amazon | Pocket hair brush: Mason Pearson via Beauty.com | Hair ties: Emi-Jay via Nordstrom | Double stick clothing tape: Commando via Nordstrom | Dental floss: Oral B via Soap.com | Bobby pins: L. Erickson via The Finest Accessories | Nail polish remover pads: Julep via Sephora | Nail clippers: Tweezerman via ULTA Beauty | Perfume: Tom Ford “White Patchouli” via Nordstrom | Travel mouthwash: Marvis via Birchbox | Eye drops: Clear Eyes via Soap.com | Teeth whitening pen: GO SMiLE via ULTA Beauty | Nail file: Tweezerman via ULTA Beauty | Mini toothbrushes: Colgate via Walgreens | Clear nail polish: Dior via Sephora | Cosmetic bag: Ted Baker via Selfridges

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To help gather the essentials, download the survival kit checklist!


On the big day, be sure to pass your survival kit over to your maid of honor for safekeeping and emergency touch ups.

Also, a special hint for bridesmaids: Wedding day survival kits make great gifts for brides-to-be.

What bride wouldn’t love a pink Ted Baker cosmetic bag filled to the brim?