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9 essentials no wedding day can go without

For the men...

Boutonniere: Who says flowers are just for girls? Go fresh or fake — either way, ThePeachPolkaDot makes a boutonniere so snazzy, you’ll be making excuses to wear it again and again.

Flask: Nothing like a little liquid courage to get you through any pre-ceremony jitters. Keep it Iowan with locally distilled liqueurs such as Cedar Ridge whiskey or rum from Iowa Distilling Co.

Handkerchief: Don’t lie — we know guys can catch a case of the feels now and then, too.

Portable Stereo: Because a jam sesh is always a good idea, especially on the big day.


Cigars: It wouldn’t be a wedding without a celebratory cigar. Pick up a pack for the boys, and be sure to save some for the reception.

And for the ladies...

Crown: Make every bridesmaid feel like a queen with handmade flower crowns from The PeachPolkaDot.

Bubbly: Pop. Fizz. Clink. Cheers to the bride’s special day with a bottle of Champagne, rose or her favorite local wine.

DIY Emergency Kit: Be prepared for anything with a box filled with must-have essentials: bobby pins, hairspray, sewing kit, baby powder, safety pins, etc.

No-Smudge Lips: Between photo shoots and heart-to-hearts, you’ll want to invest in a lasting lip color such as L’oreal Paris Infallible Lipcolor.