Post # 1
Hi Bees! Ok, so this post is inspired by another Bee’s post on bridesmaids gifts. This is not meant to be another post about bm gifts in general, but about “Day Of” goodies! This other Bee posted a pic of her Day Of goodie bag which came with a really cute poem about the stuff inside the Day Of goodie bag. I’ve never been a bridesmaid and I only have a slight clue about what might be useful items for the Day Of, stuff like mints and tissue come to mind. Honeslty, I’m having a hard enough time trying to figure out what I may need as a bride for the Day Of!
I would love to put together these kind of kits for my BMs, so to all you seasoned bridesmaids and anyone else that would like to chime in…let us know what was inside your Day Of goodie bag and especially what you, as a former bridesmaid, wish was inside your Day Of goodie bag!
Post # 3
@SugerPlum: I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man, so I’ll try to think of some ideas for you. Hopefully I can round these up for my girls too, but I may just make a ‘go to kit’ rather than something for all the girls to have to carry (then you save $ too, rather than buying multiples).
My list: Tylenol/ibuprofen (long day, long night), band aids (darn shoes!), hand sanitizer, maybe flip flops for the gals, make up remover wipes (to fix raccoon eyes from crying), q-tips (to help w/ the eyes as well), a tide pen (for stains), water bottles for the gals, maybe a little antibiotic (in case of some scrapes), pepto/immodium (for upset stomaches), visine (red/dry eyes), nail clipper (hang nails), nail file, clear polish (runs in pantyhose), a few disposable razors (for the forgetful gal to run to the sink quick), a small sewing kit (for fix rips), and granola bars (keep them powered up and hold them over until dinner).
That’s a lot, sorry! Some things may be better to package for each gal (tie up flip flops, granola bar, water bottle) but the rest could be kept in the emergency stash kit. Hope some of those ideas are useful 🙂
Post # 4
@indibee: One “go to kit” is a great idea and saves money, thanks for suggestign that!
Post # 5
Bumping for morning Bees. Any other “Day Of” kit suggestions?
Post # 6
I was thinking about putting one of these together for my girls. Thought I’d include the following:
1. Starbucks gift card (long day!)
3. Those inserts for your shoes so they don’t hurt- Target sells cute leopard print ones
5. Some type of candy/snack
6. Flip flops
Not gonna give individual Pepto, sewing kit, etc, although I do plan to bring all that stuff and have it in the bridal suite as we get ready, in case anyone needs.
Post # 7
I’m doing a “before/after survival kit” as part of their gift bag. It’ll include:
1) a cute monogrammed mug
2) packets of either tea or instant coffee (like Via)
3) a bottle of water
4) q tips, cotton balls, bandaids – I’m going to separate these into little baggies rather than buy individual packets
5) tissue packet, ibuprofen, hand sanitizer, lip balm, makeup wipes – these I will buy individually
6) sewing kit with white, purple, black, and green thread and our wedding monogram – Fiance is making these.
7) Flip flops… if Old Navy runs a sale before I end up making the bags
8) personalized hanger (painted & stamped with name)
Post # 8
I bought these bags at Target for $0.49 — They came with really cheap pink strings but I cut them off, filled the bags up with the goodies from the travel sized item department in Target, and then tied tulle from Hobby Lobby in my wedding colors. The travel sized items ranged in price from $0.50 to $1.50 (Most of the $1.50 items came with multiple items per pack). I purchased scalloped note cards from Paper Source and printed this card from home — I have the template if anyone wants it. Here is what the poem says:
“This survival kit was made just to say I’m thrilled you’re beside me on my wedding day. There’s chocolate to give you a sugar high and a packet of tissues in case you should cry. Lip gloss to help you care for your smile. If you should break a nail, I’ve included a file. There is Shout if you should spill on your dress and Small Altoids to keep your breath minty fresh. There’s Advil if you begin to feel ill and Band-Aids to help you tackle those heels. I’ve put everything in this handy pack so you’ll know that this bride has got your back. This kit was created so that you can see how much you mean to this bride to be.”
Post # 9
@MrsRR201212: That’s really cute!!
Post # 10
These are some great ideas! Definitely going to have to borrow some of them. 🙂 THANKS!
Post # 11
In addition to what some ladies have posted
Trashy Magazines (theres a lot of downtime), Little bottles of Booze, candy, lipgloss, chapstick, mouthwash, wisps….
General I’m going to bring for everyone:
Ceral, Deck of cards, DVD’s, visine, Bananas, Apples, white strips
Post # 12
These are awesome ideas! I want to do this for my girls so I’m definitely bookmarking this. I like the idea of a Starbucks card, although a Tim’s card would be better in our case since there is a Tim Horton’s next to our venue!
Post # 13
some other things might be:
– bobby pins
– safety pins
– mini hair spray
– mini hair brush
– a framed photo of you all together (from the bachelorette party perhaps)
– mini deoderant
Post # 14
A spare pair of tight/stockings
A small perfume decanter so they can put their favourite scent in and not carry a whole bottle.
A mini makeup set (ask at a beauty counter for samples) with mini brushes
A compact mirror
A mini-pack of tampons (Trust me – it happens!)
A pack of tissues
A disposable camera to catch moments for you
A pack of cards/other travel games
A mini bottle of champagne or other booze
A pack of paracetemol for the day after.
Those fold away ballet pumps for when the feet hurt too much from the heels
Dry Cleaning Spray.
Needle and thread.
And a personal letter from you.
Post # 15
Blotting papers (though they can be super expensive!)