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On a day with such pressure to achieve perfection, it's no surprise you may want a change of shoes or emergency kit on hand. As the bride, today is the day to take advantage of putting someone else in charge of holding your purse. Here, our experts weigh in on who exactly to put in charge of your all-important items.
Not only is your wedding day one full of highly anticipated moments, it's also one of those major life events that will be immortalized in family photos and keepsakes. Of course you want to look and feel your best. But the day you're wearing a custom Monique Lhuillier gown is not the time to be not hauling around a reusable sack filled with comfy flats, double-sided tape and a Tide pen. It's time to designate someone to carry your emergency kit. That's why they are called attendants, after all.
The first thought is your maid of honor, but truth be told, she's going to be busy with day-of tasks that arise in the moment: fluffing your dress, corralling tipsy groomsmen, giving you her brand new lip gloss she bought for the day and then having it on hand for touch ups. And while the bridesmaids come to mind, if we're being honest, they'll likely be busy making sure they remain in head-to-toe perfection. So consider someone close to you who's not in the bridal party: A cousin, trusted stylist, or teenage niece would be perfect. They'll love feeling part of the inner circle and appreciate the important role.
Do yourself a favor and let your only valuables be the ones you're wearing. Everything else can stay home. Not only will you not keep track of a purse filled with credit cards and an ID, but losing those items might be disastrous when it comes time to board a plane bound for your honeymoon.