Kleenex - Unless you have a heart of stone and steely self-control, you'll probably drop a tear in church or during one or more of the beautiful speeches. So you'll need plenty of handkerchiefs to help you through all the laughter and tears on the big day.
Extra bobby pins - The bobby pin that saves the day! If the groom's corsage breaks, the flower head can quickly be fastened with a bobby pin. And, of course, a lock of your bridal hairdo might escape during the day, and both rice in your hair and kisses and hugs can mess up your hairdo.
Pocket mirror – if your makeup needs to be freshened up in the car or between speeches, a small pocket mirror is a handy accessory in your wedding purse.
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Makeup – Lip gloss or lipstick for kiss ready lips, powder to freshen up your make-up and perhaps a creme blush which can be used for both cheeks and lips and therefore doesn't take up too much space. A small perfume is also a good idea, as it's going to be a long day where you want to appear as fresh as possible throughout the day. Ask for a sample of your favourite perfume so that you don't need to carry a full-size bottle in your purse.
Painkillers – should the wine give you a headache, or have you just not been drinking enough water, a few aspirins can save the day and will fit easily into your purse.
Chewing gum/breath mints – A piece of gum or a mint will come in handy when you have finished dinner or your mouth feels dry before your speech.