Being a bridesmaid is so much more than sitting at the top table on the day of your best friend’s wedding. She has chosen you to be by her side on one of the biggest days of her life – so you better be ready to work, girlfriend. Of course, your bride-to-be bestie will have already arranged for a make-up artist and hairdresser to have her looking her best on the day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to help with touch-ups and any emergencies that may occur. Here are a few of the essentials that every good bridesmaid will have close to hand on the big day.
Beauty Essentials For The Morning Of
The morning of the wedding is going to be fast-paced, and the odds are that your soon-to-be-wed friend has had little sleep. You want to be there to help her wake up and feel fresh as a daisy. Have a hydrating face mist at the ready for the bride and your fellow bridesmaids. Not only does a face mist spray leave you feeling refreshed and alert, but it also hydrates your skin and boosts its abilities to retain moisture. If your friend wants that dewy, supple look for her big day (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) a good quality face mist spray is going to play a significant role in achieving that.
It’s also advisable to be on standby with a soothing eye gel or cream. If your bride was a bundle of nerves and didn’t get much shut-eye on the eve of her wedding, she may wake up with puffy eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul, and as a bridesmaid, you can’t let your best friend look anything less than radiant! So, make sure you have an aloe vera based eye gel in case of emergencies – the makeup artist will be sure to thank you.
Beauty Essentials For Arriving
Hopefully, the bride and her party will not have a long way to travel before arriving at the wedding location. However, if your best friend is getting married on a pristine beach about an hour’s drive from your accommodation, you’ll have to be prepared to monitor her hair and makeup.
As a bridesmaid, your purse for the day should contain a small fine-toothed comb and a can of travel size hairspray. Try and make sure its rated at least a ‘firm’ hold, if not ‘strong’. This will be handy in case any surprise flyaways decide to make an appearance (especially if the ceremony is due to take place outdoors where it could be breezy).
Another must-have is spare bobby pins. Not only will these allow you to keep your friend’s carefully constructed hairstyle secure, but you’ll be able to take care of yourself and the other bridesmaids as well.
Beauty Essentials For The Reception
The reception is all about speeches, laughter, tears, eating & dancing – and it’s your job to make sure that your friend remains flawless throughout. Take note of the lipstick the bride chooses to wear on the day so that you can stash a spare in your own handbag for the reception. Having tissues handy is always a winner. You never know who is going to burst into tears of joy, and if it’s the bride, you don’t want her mascara running all over the place. Keep a travel sized perfume with you as well – you want your bestie to be getting down on the dance floor without a care in the world, not worrying about the way she may smell. Concealer and a small beauty blender are also useful to have in your purse, to touch up anyone’s tired makeup as the night wears on.
The role of bridesmaid is a very sacred and special one. You’ve been chosen to be part of an exclusive group of people that the bride will rely on throughout her special day. Having these beauty essentials with you will mean that you’ll be able to keep your bestie looking her best as she says ‘I do!”.
Author Bio –
Helen is a professional writer with a diverse background in beauty and fashion. She has a passion for health and skin care and also loves sharing her opinions on the latest issues affecting women. In her spare time, she’s also an avid and accomplished swimmer.