7 Essentials You Can't Forget to Pack in Your Bridal Clutch

You MUST remember to stash these major must-haves

Updated 12/16/16

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When your wedding day finally arrives, you may want to remind yourself that it's best to pack light for the day. You'll want to do anything but drag around a giant duffle bag filled with items that'll weigh you down and ruin your overall glammed-out look. Instead, you want to hold on to just the essentials that you'll need to use and keep close throughout the day.

Wondering what makes the cut? Here are the seven essentials to stash in your bridal clutch:

1. Your favorite lipstick
Pack your favorite lipstick and lip-gloss so that you can touch up your makeup when you're on the go, whether it's between photos or right after the ceremony kiss.

2. A handful of tissues
You can never have too many tissues near you on the wedding day. Instead of stuffing them somewhere in your dress, keep them in your bridal clutch instead. Hand some to your bridesmaids and maid-of-honor so that you have back-up tissues nearby too.

3. A packet of Advil
In case you get a sudden headache, keep a packet of Advil in your bag. You may want it close by if the night is starting to feel long and the combination of the loud music and everyone's party voices start to make your head hurt.

4. Fashion tape
For any and all fashion emergencies, have fashion tape packed. If your straps break or your dress starts to get loose, you'll have a quick fix for the dress of your dreams.

5. A pair of ballet flats
Pack a pair of foldable flats if you have them. You'll want to bring an extra pair of shoes to change into when your feet start to ache or you feel a blister coming on.

6. Your phone charger
Instead of scrambling around looking for a way to charge your phone before the end of the night, make sure to bring your charger along with you.

7. A hair tie
After pictures are done and you're enjoying yourself on the dance floor, you may want to do a sudden change with your hair to get it off your face.

Jen Glantz the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire). She frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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