The big day is almost here! To make sure your friend's wedding and your day as a bridesmaid goes off without a hitch, don't forget to bring along these all-important items.

The wedding day is finally right around the corner and your Oscar-worthy role as a bridesmaid is about to come full circle. When you first said "I do" to being an attendant in your friend's wedding, you probably assumed that the whole adventure would go by slowly, but now the date is pulsing in your calendar as the countdown to walking down the aisle begins.

You've spent months doing all the necessary bridesmaid tasks: tailoring a bridesmaid dress to fit you perfectly; toasting the bride on her last fling before the ring bachelorette party; and sitting nicely beside her as her closest gal pals came together for the bridal shower. But be prepared — your duties as a bridesmaid are just about to get a little more hectic.

There are a lot of last-minute things going on at any wedding, so as a bridesmaid, and as one of the bride's go-to people, you'll want to grab a bag and fill it with as many essentials as possible. This will help keep the day running smoothly as well as save anyone from having to jump in a car for last-minute errands or knock on hotel room doors looking for a lint-roller.

So before you make your debut as a bridesmaid for your friend's wedding, it's time to get packing. Go ahead and grab your bridesmaid dress, and of course, your heels, but don't forget to pack these other key items that will make sure you get through the entire day without a hitch — or a blister.

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