Thursday, September 22, 2011

DIY Bride's Survival Kit

Ryan and I are heading to Vegas tomorrow, for my best friend Stacey's wedding! I wanted to put together a little kit for her before we left. One never knows what kind of last minute emergency will arise while the bridal party is getting ready, which makes a little kit like this a relief to have around. It turned out to be really easy and fun to make.

I started with a red tin lunchbox (leftover from a store-bought hot cocoa kit) and used double-stick tape  to hold the paper on the front. Isn't that second font amazing? It's called JFRingmaster and you can download it here.

I brainstormed for things a gal might need on her wedding day while getting ready: all those little just-in-case items, things she might need and didn't think to grab. I put together a list and hit the store. The shopping was pretty easy. A lot of the items can be found in the travel size section.

I posted the list of items inside the lid, so that she can easily see exactly what's in there without having to dig through it all. Not that bride's are ever crunched for time. :)

Of course, I had to throw in some chocolate. The bars are wrapped in patterned paper using double-stick tape as well. These happen to be a family fave: Cookies 'n Cream Hershey Bars. These might also come in handy in case the make-up artist (my very pregnant sister) gets a craving. :)

Hopefully, the bride won't need the Shout wipes or the cough drops, but in the case that she does, she'll be prepared. One less thing for her to worry about. So excited to see her!

*Update* : Here are some pics of the bride. We had a great time in Vegas!

The Blushing Bride
The make-up artist, with my soon-to-be nephew

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  1. Love this idea! You're too cute, lady. Hopefully she didn't need any of it... although the chocolate is crucial whether or not you "need" it!

  2. Thanks! I think the only thing the bride ended up using was the mini Altoids. The very pregnant make-up artist did end up breaking into the emergency chocolate. As well, a guest had a broken zipper emergency and we used the safety pins.

  3. Ok this is so cute ashley. I am gonna love following your blog!!!

  4. Thanks Holli! I'm so glad you're going to follow along with all of my crazy ideas.


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