Post # 1
I’m putting together fun “wedding survival kits” for our groomsmen and bridesmaids, and was looking for any other ideas anyone may have… here’s what I have so far:
guys and girls are getting:
Gum- thanks for always sticking with me
Cotton balls- to cushion your feet in uncomfortable shoes
Mint- to be sure you have sweet breath
Safety pin- to hold together your nerves
Starburst- for a burst of energy when you need it
Jolly rancher- to remind you to smile for all those pictures
Candle- to remind you to shine
Lifesaver- because that’s what you are to me
Liquor- to calm the nerves and settle the brain
Advil- to get through the pain of speeches
Stain remover- You never know what might end up in your lap
Bandaids- to patch up your feet from those dancing shoes
Tissue- in case you get “something in your eye”
the guys are getting:
socks- in case of cold feet
the girls are getting:
earplugs- for any bridezilla moments (big joke- all my bridesmaids keep commenting how relaxes and laid back I am, and that some day I’ll snap)
any other ideas what we can add????
Post # 3
haha. i LOVE the “reasons”…i’m putting together a day of survival kit for my maids (doing that this saturday) and LOVE all the little “reasons”…I will need to make a card or something with that in there!
and the earplugs – TOO funny cuz i’m the same way!
Post # 4
Sounds like you are wanting them to stay in their dress shoes/heels all night so this probably won’t apply… but when I was a BM we had floor length dresses so it didn’t matter, and they saved my life… FLIP FLOPS!!
Post # 5
ooohh I like the flip flops!!! the girls are each picking their own shoes in a certain colout, as they are wearing floor length gowns as well, so I had thought they would pick comfortable shoes… but who knows!! I LOVE the idea of the flip flops… I’ll add that for the girls for sure!!
Post # 7
Travel toothbrush and toothpaste. mini hairspray for the girls, maybe a brush. a nail file for the girls too
Post # 8
ooooo also the mini travel deodorant!!
Post # 9
We’re also giving our wedding party the Chasers pills to prevent hangovers and chapstick.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
instead of toothbrush and toothpaste…you could try those colgate wisps…they’re pretty effective and quite tiny. Also maybe bobbypins for the girls if their hair is up. and lip gloss
Post # 11
Chocolate!, it depends on how many maids you have, and your budget, you could either go for cheap comedy childhood fave’s or maybe one or two posh ones from a chocolateir (if that how you spell it) maybe choose different ones for each of your girls personalities ?
Post # 12
hehe, your reasons are so cute! I made a seriously tricked-out emergency kit for myself, and now I take it to ever wedding im in. Some of the things it includes are; super glue, mini manicure set, scissors, matches, lint rollers, static cling, baby powder, lots of shout wipes, mini first-aid kit, double sided-fashion tape, non-scented lotion, eye drops, gas-x, midol, sudafed, tums, pepto-bismol, bug-spray, SPF for face and body, purell, mini deodorant, lots of gum, tic-tacs, mouthwash, mini toothpaste, shaving cream and single-use razors, mini sewing kit, lots of safety pins, collapsable comb and brush, bobby pins and hair-ties, hair spray and gel, foot petals, strap perfect, miracle-shield.
PHEW! it know it sounds like a lot, but i swear it all fits in a small bag and it has come in handy so many times! Can you tell ive been a bridesmaid 10 times?
Post # 13
I did something similar for my girls and was working with a holder that was quite small so it could fit in their clutches day of. I got small 1 size portions from here: http://www.lafreshgroup.com/ (deoderant, make up remover, and nail polish remover). They were fairly inexpensive and shipped quickly.
I also included teeth picks w/floss for post dinner touch ups and q-tips. Looks like you have a good list though!
Post # 14
@something.blue that lafresh website is amazing!!!! Does the stuff work well? Or was it cheap smell bad kinda stuff???
Post # 15
Great suggestions from everyone here! I just ordered from LaFresh, thanks for the tip @something.blue! I hope they work as well as they sound… I think my traveling maids will really like them. I plan to add a packet of Advil and a $5 Starbucks coffee card to the pouches…
Post # 16
I ended up buying two AWESOME damask “hat boxes” from TJMaxx/Homegoods Store and filled it up with travel stuff from Target! There’s a few things I forgot I’ll get later (duh, SAFETY PINS!!!) but i’m LOVING it!