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The Ultimate Maid-Of-Honor Wedding Day Survival Kit

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Weddings can leave brides frazzled with more than their fair share of stuff-to-do, and mishaps can still happen even with months of meticulous planning. As the maid of honor, it’s traditionally your job to take care of anything that gets in the way of the bride’s composure. Having a well-stocked survival kit can help smooth out any event day hiccups. 

Pack these kikay must-haves so that the bride’s always fresh and ready for her close up!

  1. Keep her puckers soft with a hydrating lip balm.

    In2it Lip Treat Nourishing Lip Balm, P129.75, Robinsons Department Store

  2. Pack the bride’s lipstick shade so she’s always picture perfect. Alternatively, you may ask her MUA to provide a bit of lippie in a plastic container for easy touch-ups!

  3. Don't forget to bring oil blotting sheets and pressed powder to keep the shiny spots away!

    L'Oréal Paris
     Infallible Pro-Matte Powder, P600, Watsons

  4. Tow cotton buds and makeup cleansing wipes in your kit, just in case the bride's mascara will run ('cos you know, tears of joy), Pack the eyeliner, mascara, and concealer while you're at it.

    Happy Skin Sanrio Make A Clean Sweep Micellar Makeup Wipes, P249, Glorietta

  5. Bring a travel sized bottle of the bride’s signature scent to keep her smelling fresh all day!

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    Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Cologne, P3,750/30ml, Greenbelt 5

  6. Hydrate in a jiffy on hot days with a freshening face mist

    Caudalie Grape Water, P424,

  7. Be prepared with possible mani mishaps with a clear polish and a bottle of the bride’s nail color.

    Essie Gel Couture in Princess Charming, P495, Polish Please

  8. Fix frizzy, misbehaving hair with bobby pins, hair ties, and hairspray.

  9. Keep everything smellin' fresh with these essentials: Breath mints, deodorant, and feminine mist!

  10. Protect exposed skin with a reliable sunscreen. We'd love to emphasize that sun protection is key for outdoor parties. A spray-type product is ultra-convenient.

    Nivea Sun Protect and Refresh Cooling Sun Mist SPF50, P598, Watsons

As they say, luck favors the prepared. Bring along these just-in-case items in your mini-emergency kit and cross your fingers you’ll never need them!

  1. Remember to bring pain relievers, allergy medication, antacids and the bride’s personal meds.

  2. Stow bandage strips for minor cuts, or annoying heel-induced blisters.

    Band-Aid, P26.50, Watsons

  3. Put a tiny bottle of eye drops in your kit to prevent sleep-deprived peepers from getting dry,  Also, if the bride wears contact lenses, make sure she’s got an extra pair in there, too.

    Visine Eye Drops, P79.50, Watsons

  4. Throw tampons or napkins in your kit—you'll thank us later.


    Jeunesse Anion Ultra Day Pad, P80, Marketplace by Rustan’s

  5. Be ready with a pair of extra underwear because who knows!?

  6. Shoo away bugs and prevent insect bites with a bottle of insect repellant!

    Human Nature Bug Shield Oil G6PD-Friendly, P169.75, Beauty Bar

  7. Be a great BFF and make sure you've got granola bars in your kit. No one wants a hangry bride.


Cop a move from the top celeb stylists with a kit of clever finds to keep wardrobe malfunctions at bay. It’s a great stash to have not only for the bride, but for all the bridesmaids as well!

  1. Bring a sewing kit complete with needle, scissors, and thread in the color of the bride and bridesmaid’s dresses.
  2. Secure gaping necklines and errant hems with fashion tape, double-sided sticky tape, or safety pins. Be a girl scout and bring silicone nipple covers, too!
  3. Erase wine spills with a stain remover pen.
  4. Pack some shoe cushions to keep the bride comfy despite being on her toes.
  5. Swap heels for comfy sandals or flats: at the after party, so that the bride can really let loose and have fun.
  6. Fix everything from heels to rhinestone tiaras, and everything in between with super glue!


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