20 Things You Need in Your Bridal Command Center

Stock the bridal suite with these essentials to ensure everyone is prepped for the big day.

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August 29, 2019

A bridal suite is a sacred place for a bride and her crew. It's the central spot for hair and makeup, clinking glasses of mimosas and judgment-free music playlists. Be ready for fashion emergencies and beauty uh-ohs with these day-of must-haves. You may not need some of them, but at least you'll be prepared if you do.

Silky kimonos swathed in delicate floral prints will have you and your gals photo-ready as you get pampered for the big day. Plus, it makes the transition from robe to gown a breeze.

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Stay hydrated and keep your lipstick intact with a reusable tumbler and straw. This one can keep water and mimosas ice-cold and your morning coffee piping hot. Plus, it comes with two lids — a straw lid and a flip lid. Grab one for the whole crew in their favorite colors.

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Make hair touch-ups in seconds with a mini curling iron that heats up fast. Once it's cool, snap the lid on the barrel and toss it in a purse for emergency fixes.

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One mirror and 10 ladies applying makeup can be a tight squeeze. Having a few LED mirrors set up around the space will keep everyone spread out and on schedule. Plus, the LED lights will ensure there's plenty of 'natural light' to go around.

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It's a fact that unwashed (or dirty) hair holds style better, especially when you're using heated tools. If you suffer from day-two oily locks, then keep a can of dry shampoo handy. It will add instant body and texture — no water required.

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Keep fresh makeup fresh all day and night with oil-absorbing cloths. Post-ceremony shine doesn't stand a chance.

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With a jam-packed schedule of hair, makeup, photos and, well, getting married, drinking water can sometimes fall off the priority list. Keep your skin hydrated and refreshed throughout the day with one quick mist.

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Combat wrinkles in seconds with a mini garment steamer that heats up in less than 90 seconds. It's safe and gentle to use on even the most delicate fabrics, like that one-of-a-kind wedding dress.

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Stray thread? Hanging sequin? Quickly fix any clothing mishap with one of the many handy tools located in this emergency kit.

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Keep pet hair and dust from joining you on your walk down the aisle by keeping a lint roller handy. This retractable number takes up virtually no room and is perfect for last-minute adjustments.

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We recommend sticking to white wine or champagne while rocking your white dress, but if you do find yourself with a red wine (or food) stain, whip out this emergency stain rescue spray for a quick, on-the-spot treatment.

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More discreet and fabric-friendly than safety pins, this double-sided tape effectively sticks on skin and fabric without leaving any residue, all while perfectly securing clothing in place. Now you can rock that plunging neckline without fear and keep bra straps in place, even after hours of dancing.

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Don't stress over breaking in your wedding shoes. Simply apply a thin layer of Blister Blocker to keep your shoes from eating your feet on your most special day.

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Keep the bridal party pumped-up before the ceremony with a portable Bluetooth speaker that can travel from room to room.

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Between the hair tools and phone chargers, you're going to need an extension cord or two. This one features two outlets and two USB ports, so you can keep everything juiced up.

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This ultra-compact phone charger can slip right into your purse so you can snap dance-floor selfies on a full battery.

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Accidents happen. Be prepared if they do with everything from bandages to burn gel to sting relief pads.

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You'll be shaking a lot of hands and handing out a lot of hugs. Keep breath fresh after dinner and in-between drinks with this pocket-sized tin of peppermint mints.

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Tears will inevitably flow, either during the ceremony, at the reception or right after you've applied that picture-perfect cat-eye. Keep tissues within reach, at all times.

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Rain on your wedding day is said to bring good luck, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating. If sunny weather suddenly decides to take a turn for the worse, make sure you have an emergency umbrella handy. This one comes with a zip-up case and is smaller than the palm of your hand.

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