What to carry in your wedding handbag.
With all the wonderful little handbags around beaded, satin, organza, embroidered, hard-sided or soft finding just the right one to complement your wedding finery is a cinch. But the question remains just what do you put in it?
Don’t forget to top up your fragrance throughout the day. You might want to decant some into a mini atomiser, rather than carting the whole bottle around with you all day.
If you're of a nervous disposition, it's worth carrying a few items to help ease the strain of the day.
If you're prone to tension headaches, your wedding day is just the day you don't want one to come on. But be prepared with Origins Peace of Mind On The Spot Relief gel (£10). You simply apply a little to your temples, back of your neck and ear lobes then breathe in what's left on your fingers.
Soothe wedding-day nerves with Dr Bach's Rescue Remedy, a homoeopathic preparation that is made up of a blend of healing flowers, including impatiens for impatience and rock rose for terror. You can add a few drops to a small glass of water and sip it slowly every few minutes until you feel better or put a few drops directly onto your tongue. It's available from most pharmacies and health shops for £3.70 for 10ml. Alternatively, try Botanics Time To Unwind aromatherapy oil. Made from a calming blend of orange, frankincense and juniper simply apply a little to your pulse points.
Pep up tired and swelling feet, after posing for too many photos, with a cooling foot spray. Although most sprays tend to come in fairly large bottles, you can decant a small amount into a handbag-size vaporiser.
For all the tears that are bound to be shed on the day, a ready supply of soft tissues is essential.
For kissing all those aunts, uncles, cousins (and husband, of course!) a packet of mints, such as Smints, that come in tiny click packs, is a very good idea.