Just imagine: A zip breaks, your hairdo comes apart, or your lipstick smudges... and your bridesmaid isn't around. It is definitely helpful to have a small bag (a pretty one that matches your gown) with the essentials you'll need kept close to you in case of emergencies. For your ceremony, leave it with your mom or bridesmaid for safekeeping. Here's what you should have inside, just in case. 

Eye drops 
Refresh tired or irritated peepers. If you or your groom wear contact lenses, choose one that's compatible with your lenses. 

Tissues 
Whether it's tears of joy, smudged lipstick or spills, having tissue with you is always handy. 

Try this: Make Up Store Gaia Lipstick, $32. Creamy, hydrating and longwearing formula with a lightweight texture that's perfect for dry lips. 

Lipstick
Between all that kissing, drinking and eating, your lip colour is bound to fade. For a perfect pout in your pictures, keep your lipstick with you (Another tip to keep your lip colour lasting longer is to use lip liner in the same hue all over your puckers before applying colour. Alternatively, go for a softly blurred, smudged lip look so there's no need to worry about your lip colour bleeding or a defined shape throughout the day.)

Bobby pins 
Worried about your bridal hairdo coming undone or having loose strands untucked? Keep your fears at bay with a few of these in your stash. 

Try this: By Terry Compact-expert Dual Powder, $69. A matte plus glow dual-compact powder that instantly mattifies, highlights, and sets makeup for allover perfection.​

Powder compact 
There's nothing like a greasy face to ruin a good photo. And unless you're blessed with shine-free skin, you'll probably need at least one touch-up during the course of the day to keep your complexion fresh and velvety.

See also: LIPSTICK TO EYE SHADOW: 6 BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTISTS' TRICKS FOR LONG-LASTING MAKEUP

Safety pins 
A wardrobe malfunction is the last thing you'd want happening on your big day but mishaps happen, like a busted zip or a broken strap. Safety pins will help keep your dress in place until help arrives (like your bridesmaid with a needle and thread). 

Candy or chocolate 
If you think you won't have much time for eating, candy helps with making sure your blood sugar doesn't dive and cause a fainting spell. 

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