Tofino Wedding Day Survival Kit

Tofino Wedding Day Survival Kit

Photo by Marnie Recker Photography

Get hitched without a hitch on the West Coast!

It’s easy to put together a Wedding Day Survival Kit that will keep you looking and feeling your best on the BIG DAY! You will no doubt be thankful that you did, as you can be sure there will be unexpected moments and mishaps along the way. Shoes will rub blisters, buttons will pop off, zippers will snag and hair will go askew, not to mention the unpredictable weather out here on the wild West Coast!

What to include in your “Anything That Can Go Wrong, Will” Kit:

  • Hair Pins, Hairspray, Comb – for when coastal winds pick up and to control flyaways
  • Compact Mirror – for quick touch-ups and to keep an eye on things
  • Band-Aids – those strappy shoes are not meant to be comfortable
  • Needle and Thread – buttons will pop off, zippers will break
  • Scissors – something will always need a cut or trim
  • Safety Pins – tighten straps, keep bustles in place, perk up a limp boutonniere
  • Super Glue – reattach ribbons, quickly mend a veil tear, repair a broken heel
  • Fashion Tape – hold up a fallen hem, keep clothing in place
  • Tissues – for those inevitable tears
  • Nail File – prevent snags in case of a jagged nail
  • Aspirin, Antacid, Stomach Relief Medicine – banish any pre-wedding aches and nerves
  • Sunscreen – you don’t want to look like a lobster if the sun is shining all day
  • Mints – breath freshener
  • Water – stay hydrated
  • Eye Drops – quell redness
  • Lip Gloss – for all those kisses
  • Deodorant – smell and feel fresh
  • Small Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental Floss – keep those pearly whites sparkling
  • Clear Nail Polish – stop a run before it gets out of control
  • Stain Remover – for unexpected spills
  • Gumboots – a Tofino essential for beach weddings and splashing in the waves
  • Flip Flops – great for the beach and later in the evening when your feet need a break
  • Umbrellas – just in case those rain drops start falling

Now of course there are numerous other items you could add to the list, but this is a good starter kit to help get you through your special day with ease and possibly a little less scrambling when things start to go awry. Ideally, the best way to handle any mishap  that may present itself, is with a smile and a sense of humor, as in the end that is what matters the most. Remember to breathe, have fun and enjoy every minute of your special day!