Wedding Day Style Hacks with The Bride Kit
Hey there, bride-to-be! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! And, congrats on your new Bride Kit! Whether you purchased one for yourself, or someone gave you the gift of wedding day preparedness and peace of mind, we are so happy to be part of your bridal journey. Remember, The Bride Kit was designed to support you in the getting-dressed process throughout all of your wedding festivities! Open that box up and get exploring! We will describe in detail what is included and how to use it here. Happy styling!
What is it: Alcohol Wipe
How To Use: This is your pre-cleanse wipe to get rid of residual lotions, oils, or perfumes for a great application! On clean, dry skin, apply wipe to the area you plan to use double stick tape. Allow to dry before applying the tape. Note: make sure you apply to unbroken skin!
Quick Tip: These wipes are great for removing any sticky residue anywhere! We recommend keeping them in a cool dry spot so they don't dry out and are ready to use at any time.
What is it: Blister & Chafe Balm (Body Glide)
How To Use: This product is best used preventatively! Use it anywhere you think your skin may get irritated. Apply to feet, heels, underarms, inner thighs, etc. for grease-free chafe protection. We love it to prevent irritation from sequins or embellishments on dresses around the arms and back, and also between toes for long honeymoon-style walks on the beach.
Quick Tip: May also be used on sticky zippers! Start with a small amount on the zipper and add more as needed. Can also work in a pinch on dry cuticles for those close-up photos. We recommend keeping this product in a cool dry spot, as it WILL melt in a warm environment.
What is it: Deodorant Removing Sponge
How To Use: Hold fabric taut and use the sponge (DRY ONLY) to gently rub spot until deodorant is gone.
Quick Tip: Never wet the sponge! You can also use this as a quick lint remover in a pinch. Keep this sponge clean and dry and it will last a lifetime!
What is it: Double Stick Tape (TopStick)
How To Use: Peel the backing off and adhere tape to garment or directly onto clean skin. Gently smooth fabric so tape doesn't pucker or wrinkle.
Quick Tip: We recommend adhering tape to skin for dress line or top taping. If using as a quick hem repair, we suggest removing the garment first and taping on a flat surface. The more you handle the tape, the less sticky it will become so keep that in mind when using. If it folds to itself, it's very hard to straighten it back out, so when you're about to use you can hang it off the end of a finger to keep it from sticking to itself or anything around you! We have used this tape for everything from keeping veils down in the wind to holding tapers in place. Our photographers LOVE double stick tape for positioning smaller items in the close up detail shots. Place a piece of tape on the back of your neck to keep a heavy necklace clasp in place, or on the bottom of a slippery shoe to make it down the aisle safely....the sky's the limit with this versatile styling tool!
What is it: Fabric Glue
How To Use: Apply a very small amount to lighter weight fabrics for a quick fix.
Quick Tip: This product is meant to be used on lighter weight fabrics as a temporary hold. For a more permanent hold, we suggest using the sewing kit or super glue depending on affected surface. Allow for a longer drying time with this product.
What is it: Foot Gel Pads
How To Use: Insert inside the ball of the shoe area for cushioned support.
Quick Tip: Bring this product with you when shoe shopping. It may affect how your shoes fit and feel, as it's very padded and may make your fit a bit more snug. Best results when used with closed-toe, peep toe or thick strap shoes. Use in conjunction with Body Glide and moleskin for ultimate new-shoe comfort.
What is it: Hair & Pin Kit
How To Use: Simply grab and go! We designed this specifically to meet your wedding festivity "pinning" needs.
Quick Tip: Clear elastics can be used to keep too-big clothing pulled back for a styled engagement shoot. Use the corsage pins on a wedding day for a boutonniere, to keep a bouquet ribbon in place, or even to pin an article of clothing for a hem reference for your tailor. Our white safety pins are designed to use in a pinch on your wedding dress for emergency "no see" fixes! They also work well as a quick replacement for cuff links.
What is it: Lint Roller (Flint)
How To Use: Twist up to open and close. These are refillable so if you use it often prior to your wedding, make sure to pick up some replacements.
Quick Tip: Keep this handy for your wedding party right before walking down the aisle, especially if you have furry four legged friends joining the procession!
What is it: Makeup Face Shield
How To Use: This product prevents makeup transfer from face to your clothing. Remove the shield from packaging and carefully place over the front of your face with the elastic part around your hairline. Slip your shirt or dress over your head.
Quick Tip: We always suggest applying lipstick/gloss AFTER you've used this shield so you can get multiple uses out of it. Store back in its package or a ziplock bag for multiple uses!
What is it: Moleskin
How To Use: Cut to your desired size and stick on your shoe to protect or cushion any areas of friction.
Quick Tip: We love using this product to prevent blisters, make shoes more comfortable, or even on the backs of shoes that are just a tad too big! This product adheres to the shoe, NOT the skin.
What is it: Nipple Covers
How To Use: Peel backing, stick, and go!
Quick Tip: Make sure skin is free of lotions or oils before applying for best results. If you're using any kind of body tape product, we suggest wearing these as a protective barrier. If you are sensitive to adhesives, we recommend a trial run. As always, if you experience irritation, stop using immediately.
What is it: Permanent Glue (Krazy Glue)
How To Use: Use this product carefully and sparingly to fix broken heels, tears in fabric, broken zippers, or anything that needs a quick and permanent fix.
Quick Tip: We recommend wearing the protective gloves included in your kit, as this product dries quickly and has a very strong hold, and can be a manicure-ruiner. Remember to apply pressure as the product dries, and allow ample time for the adhesive to bond for the best hold.
What is it: Pre-threaded Needles
How To Use: Simply grab and go! Match one of the commonly used colors with your garment and start stitching.
Quick Tip: These are located inside the sewing kit. Don't forget to tie a small knot on the end of the thread (once you cut to your desired length) for a secure stitch. To learn how to thread a needle just in case your thread slips out, head to our blog post.
What is it: Protective Gloves
How To Use: Simply put on and go!
Quick Tip: These are located inside the folded towel in your Kit. They are latex and powder free, but we still don't recommend using after a fresh manicure as condensation will naturally occur. Great for use with any of our glues, when using wipes or even when handling delicate fabrics you don't want oils to get on!
What is it: Sewing Kit
How To Use: Simply thread the included needle with the color of your choice and you're off and running! The sewing kit also includes a tailor's tape measure which is fantastic for taking quick measurements to give to your tailor, or to measure yourself if you are making online clothing purchases.
Quick Tip: Look inside for your already pre-threaded needle kit for a quick stitch with a commonly used color. We recommend keeping this kit as organized as you can so you're ready for anything!
What is it: Silicone Straw
How To Use: Remove from keychain, hand wash before use, and you're good to go!
Quick Tip: Bring with you for special events to keep your lipstick in place and avoid liquid spills. Store in keychain for easy, discreet use.
What is it: Stain Removing Wipes (Little Red Wipe from The Hate Stains Company)
How To Use: Prep the affected area with a small amount of water, treat stain with wipe and rinse. Launder or dry clean as needed and if you can't launder immediately, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Quick Tip: If you're treating a stain on-the-go and need to get back to the crowd, allow stain to dry or use a hair dryer to hide the wet spot. Bonus tip: If your garment is white, allow stain to fully dry after being treated and use our stain masking stick to temporarily cover stain to get you through your day! If you have a little extra time, fully saturate the stain (really go for it!) with the wipe and then place a clean white cloth over the top. Remove the cloth and repeat as needed.
What is it: Silk Stain Removing Wipes (Silk & Clean)
How To Use: Remove from package and apply directly to stain on silk fabrics.
Quick Tip: This product is highly effective on oil-based stains (butter, mayonnaise, makeup, and oil). For water-based stains such as coffee, tea, soy sauce or ketchup, wipe first with a dampened cloth to dissolve and remove colorant and then finish off with Silk & Clean.
What is it: Static Removing Spray (Static Schmatic)
How To Use: Spritz generously on the inside and outside of fabrics and give them a good swish to eliminate static. Remember to spray between layers if applicable.
Quick Tip: Since this is an all-natural, hypo-allergenic product, it's safe to use on your hair, the flower girl, or even your pup!
What is it: Tissues
How To Use: Simply grab and go! For the snotty, happy tears.
Quick Tip: Keep sealed for best results. Can also be used to blot liquid spills and lipstick.
What is it: Towel
How To Use: For all the spills and messes, use the ultra-absorbent towel included in your kit.
Quick Tip: Wash and dry before use for best results.
What is it: White Chalk
How To Use: Pinch toward the top of the container to pop the lid open. Apply to pesky stain as a temporary mask before taking to the cleaner or laundering.
Quick Tip: We'll say it again, pinch to open! This can be a tricky one. Make sure stain is completely dry before applying chalk, as it can't get wet.
What it is: Wrinkle Release Spray (Tom and Sheri's Iron in a Bottle)
How To Use: Spray 8-12 inches away from the garment in a sweeping motion until wrinkles on the front and back are slightly damp. Shake garment out, then smooth with a clean, dry hand. Let garment dry completely before wearing.
Quick Tip: We love hanging garment on a hanger as opposed to laying flat.
More questions? We LOVE to problem solve! Drop us a question in the comments below!
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