Don't forget this important item.


So you're getting married. You've likely spent much time contemplating your shoes, hair, makeup, and jewelry. You could write a wohle book about your wedding dress. Then of course, there's the food, music, drinks, and venue. But here's one wedding detail you may have overlooked: A handkerchief.

Hear us out for a minute. It's one of the most emotional days of your life, shouldn't you have something with which you can wipe your tears, no? Yes, of course you should. You should also delegate the responsibility of holding that handkerchief to someone in your bridal party.

"[H]ave your maid of honor or best man carry a decorative handkerchief for your sniffles during your vows. You'll find dainty ones at vintage shops and on Etsy," writes Stephanie Cain in an article for Brides. There are nearly endless styles to choose from, and while a handkerchief might not make your wailing huffs-and-puffs sound any better, it will certainly make your wedding photos look more elegant. Tears streaming down your face may not be your best angle, but you can bet that doily handkerchief will make it look downright Fitzgeraldian.

For some things in life, there's waterproof mascara. For this most special moment, you'll want to make sure you have an added layer of assistance, ladies.