Recently my brother got married and I was thinking of something to give his bride. Most of the time, the bridesmaid(s) will put together something but due to time constraints, they probably didn’t get a chance to. Anyway, if you are thinking of something to give a bride-to-be that is personalized, you can easily put together a Bride Survival Kit, like what I did.
I wish I have more time to do more sewing, but time is really quite a precious commodity nowadays. Sleeping seems to be more important, or work. Anyway, I procured this really cute unicorn print cloth and always wanted to sew a little bag with it. I have a box full of ribbons, so the easiest bag to sew in less than 30 minutes is a drawstring bag. You don’t have to sew a bag, you can always get cute ones from lots of places like Kaison and Daiso that are inexpensive.
You should make a label to indicate what is it. If I had more time, I would have written the tag on a cloth with a fabric marker instead and sew it on, so if you have that kind of time, you can do that. If your handwriting sucks, then just print the labels on a thicker cardboard (or just print on normal paper then stick it on a board), cut it in a tag shape and punch a hole to string a little ribbon to attach it. I used a lace ribbon, because, what is a wedding token without any lace? Haha.
I got almost all these from Watsons, Daiso, and Mr DIY because these places have a large variety of things in reasonable prices, and Watsons’ home brand products are pretty good. Here are some things you can put in the Bride Survival Kit:
- Wet wipes
- Safety pins
- Face mist
- Hair bobby pins
- Rubber bands
- Sewing kit
- Band aids
- Oil blotting paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Breath spray
- Eye drops
- Pain killer
- A toy/accessory/memorabilia/token
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This is not a final list kinda thing; you can put anything in the kit that is useful. I would’ve even put a small bottle of wine if I could find one, in case of jitters. It all depends on how well you know the bride. You don’t need to put expensive things in the kit, instead, quirky cute things would be better.
To make it even more personalized, I even wrote quirky little descriptions for each little product on a little sticker, such as “fresh greetings” for the mint, “nip slip prevention kit” for the sewing kit, etc.
P/S: Let me know if you want the paper pattern for the bag. I can quickly draw one up.