In my last post, I discussed the top essential items for every Dubai bride, but this week what I will share are the stuff that brides usually forgets.
As a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, I have been witness to a lot of Dubai and UAE weddings. Being very close to the bride during the event, I have seen every imaginable disaster a bride may encounter especially the things they usually forget.
So, I will make it so much easier if YOU are a bride because this is a very comprehensive list of what you should not forget.
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- Makeup Remover
This is very important because you need a good quality makeup remover to make sure your face is clean and free of product before you sleep. Here are my recommended best makeup removers available in the UAE.
- Skincare Kit including sunscreen
- Makeup Kit
Do not forget skincare kit including toner, moisturizer and serums. Also, even if you are hiring a makeup artist, bring your daily makeup kit of your own that you can use the following day.
If you are staying in a hotel, they have these small combs that cannot even fix your fringe so better to bring your own hair comb or brush. Also ask your makeup artist for the best way to remove your hairstyle after the ceremony.
Do not bring the whole bottle of perfume. Put a small amount in a small atomizer or if you have a travel sized one, that’s better. This is especially if you are travelling as airport regulations don’t allow big bottles in carry on luggage.
- Matching Nail Polish and Remover
Get a matching color of the nail polish of your manicure just in case there is an accidental chip during the event.
An all-inclusive hotel may have toiletries, but it is advisable to bring your brands especially if you have sensitive skin. Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to also pack extra for your groom! He will appreciate it!
- Hair Products
- Dental Kit
- Blow dryer
- Clothes, Shoes, Undergarments, Sleepwear
Whether you’re staying in a hotel, traveling for your honeymoon or staying in your new house, pack your clothes in advance as you will not have time to come back to the house and worry about this after the wedding. Do not over pack, but make sure you bring different outfits on your different events.
Splurge in extra nice brand-new sleepwear and undergarments. It does not necessarily need to be super expensive or lacy if you’re not comfortable with this. You must choose something with good quality, with soft fabric and something that fits well. Your honeymoon is not the time to wear your brother’s hand me down T-shirts and basketball shorts.
Also bring extra pair of everyday shoes/ sandals for the next day. Believe me, I’ve heard stories of brides who forgot to bring casual shoes and had to go to breakfast in their hotel slippers or wedding shoes!
If the hotel has a pool or Jacuzzi, swimwear will come handy.
- Empty Duffel Bags / Garment Bags
- Jewelry Travel Bag
Extra bags are always useful. Instead of bulky luggage, opt for foldable duffle bags or garment bags.
These are things that you may always think are obvious, but you may be surprised that a lot of people forget them! Identification cards, passports and travel documents must be kept in a safe place. You can ask your groom to safe keep the documents with you so both your docs are in same place and you can keep in the hotel safe. Credit cards are advisable but make sure to also bring cash. Smaller bills are also great for tipping.
- ID and Passport
- Credit Cards
- Hotel Reservations
- Vendor Contracts
- Travel Documents
- Camera and Charger
- Phone Chargers
- USB Drive
- Ziploc Bags
JUST IN CASE
These are some items you should consider bringing in case of emergencies. Most are self explanatory, but I want to highlight the need to bring a snack like an energy bar or chocolate bar. Some brides forget to eat and may feel super hungry and may need an energy boost! It is not a very healthy choice but it is much easier to eat for the bride than fruit or a sandwich that may be messy and stain your dress.
- Paracetamol / Aspirin
- Energy Bar/ Chocolate Bar
- Mini- Sewing Kit with Extra Buttons
- Tissues, Cotton Buds, Wet Towels
I know there is so much to think of if you are a bride, so you need to be extra relaxed and confident on your wedding day. Do not let the stress get to you but if you cannot avoid it, don’t worry, that is why I’m here! As an expert in wedding makeup and hair, I am here to make sure you still look flawless and naturally radiant.
Message me now and let’s chat about your big day!
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