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Things to buy in the weeks up to wedding?

Kelsey, on August 24, 2020 at 1:51 PM Posted in Planning 1 19
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Hey ladies I need some suggestions on what to buy as far as snacks, drinks and other random things I might need/ or a person may want when we are getting ready for the big day. So far I have 2 cases of bottled water, 12 packs of Diet Coke, regular Coke and Sprite. A variety of small chip bags to munch on. I have to run and grab granola bars at another place that has a better sale (yes I'm that person). I'm also going to grab some Bubblr water, it's like a sparkling water for my MOH because right now that's her favorite thing to drink and she can't have soda/ alcohol because she is pregnant. I have most of my emergency stuff bought: tide pen, a crochet hook (to help button my dress), make up wipes, tylenol, hand sanitizer, nail trimmers, nail file. Any suggestions? Once I hear back from my flower girls parent and ring bearer parent I am going to grab some things for kids to drink, but I want to get their ok before purchasing.

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Latest activity by Rebecca, on August 25, 2020 at 3:19 AM
  • Sherri
    Devoted August 2020
    Sherri ·
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    Nuts or jerky sticks! Not food but make sure someone has a sewing kit and bandaids packed! Breath mints to keep everyone fresh. If you're doing your own decorations, add tape , scissors and fishing line to the stash.
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    Honest Kids has a variety pack of juices without added sugar.


    Will the chips and granola bars tide you over in place of breakfast/lunch?
    Have general wet wipes available as well (messy fingers after chips, etc), clear nail polish to stop runs in stockings.
    Here's a full list of suggestions:https://www.thespruce.com/bridal-emergency-kit-3489424
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    Make sure the guys have a similar emergency kit for their potential needs and food/drink
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Got the sewing kit, my mom has the bandaids. Have a 10 case kit of tic tacks in the mail from amazon arriving this week. Have tape and scissors. Need to get fishing line didn't think of that.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    My hotel has a breakfast that they just reopened this last week so everyone is on their own for breakfast. The granola bars and chips are just for snacks. We are going to order lunch during the afternoon. Ok I carry a small pack of wet wipes with me but will make sure I have an extra pack too.

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    Make sure your sewing kit includes a bunch of safety pins of different sizes -- those and deodorant were the only two things daughter used from her ER kit. She was crazy dancing and someone stepped on the hem of her skirt and a couple of her bustle loops broke. Thanks to a few large safety pins we had her fixed up and back on the dance floor in less than a minute! Smiley winking

    Personally, I'd also include some things like fresh fruit (maybe grapes), cheese, and raw veggies with the snacks, but you'll need to purchase those last minute. Good luck! Smiley winking

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I planning on getting fruit last minute for us girls to munch on. I am running to the cheese factory we have by our apartment the Wednesday before the wedding to grab 2 small trays of cheese/ sausage (1 for us and 1 for the guys). Thank you! And I think my mom has safety pins in her ER bag but I will double check on that one!

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  • Super August 2020
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    This isn't a food, but it might be a good idea to have straws available so you don't mess up your makeup. The individual sparkling waters are a good idea, and you can also get some of the spiked ones if anyone does want alcohol. I only had a latte and a few berries the morning of the wedding, but I am not a good example of a person with healthy eating habits, so maybe don't do that. If there is a food that makes you happy to eat it (and it's not very spillable/messy), get that.


    For the kids, just make sure anything you give them is self-contained and not brightly colored. So juice boxes are better than cups, lemonade is better than grape juice. Also, try to avoid crumbly things for the kids. My little brother went down the aisle with his tuxedo jacket covered in donut powder when he was a ring bearer.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Energy drinks or iced coffee are always a good thing to have a few of, in case anyone is exhausted from the night before. The "emergency kit" items I used were: individual flossers, gum/breath mints, bobby pins, safety pins, and makeup wipes!

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Ok, I have straws too. Trying to whiten my teeth so been using them a lot lol! Ok I do like the idea of sparkling waters that are spiked, I was planning on having some wine available for those who can drink as well. I might not be able to eat much with my anxiety the day of but I'm going to try. While I'm trying to be considerate of others with this, I'm also thinking or what are some things I know I can stomach w/o feeling icky I guess is the best way to describe it! I was thinking juice boxes, just waiting for my FSIL to text me back about what kind she is picky on brands so I want to grab the right one. I think we are either getting food from this deli/ lunch place I enjoy or Jimmy Johns. I'm trying to talk my mom into the deli because jimmy johns is not my favorite and I normally need tums afterwards.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Iced coffee that's a great idea. I have a feeling I might be the one that needs that lol!

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  • Super August 2020
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    Yeah, definitely try to pick something you'll be able to eat. Your brain works better if there's something in your stomach than If there isn't nothing, but if the food has to be followed with Tums... that's not so helpful. As long as you're not choosing something you know other people despise, you're not being inconsiderate. Also, if you're too anxious to eat, try eating while you're doing something else. I finally ate the berries while I was organizing silverware and napkins and it made it much easier.
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  • R
    Super September 2018
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    Floss picks. Be careful with the granola bars, those can get all caught up deep in your teeth. Nobody wants that in photos! I looked for a more soft breakfast bar/cookie with nut butter (for protein) and little almond butter packets. I was married in the summer, so I also brought spray deodorant, hair spray and dry shampoo for myself and my bridesmaids/Moms in case anyone needed a touch up after the ceremony or being out on the dance floor. 😜


    Oh, and throw in some of those pepto chewables just in case something doesn’t sit right with someone. Better to have it and not use it than to struggle day-of.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Yeah I think the local deli would be better for me at least then I know I can eat the food (if able) without the upset stomach. Can always eat if after the wedding if I don't finish my food too. They have salads, soups, hot and cold sandwiches, flat breads and a kids menu too. I think it's just healthier and tastes better than jimmy johns.

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  • Tori
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    I don't think I saw this one on the list, but a steamer is a must have!

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    My mom bought one earlier this year so we have that too. I just purchased a bunch of the stuff listed above from Target. So I think we will be good. I did realize I forgot the floss picks but I can grab those later.

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  • Molly
    Rockstar September 2020
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    I second a ton of safety pins in many sizes. I would also add some tampons and/or pads just in case. It might be far off from you time of the month but you may same a bridesmaid lol.

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  • Natalie
    Devoted November 2020
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    Some plain crackers or pretzels might be a good choice if worried about nerves!
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    Fabric tape! I had one tiny piece of lace that kept falling down on my neckline... and fabric tape was the one thing we didn't have!

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