9 Essentials for Your Wedding Hangover Kit

Because you still want your guests to love you in the morning.
by Maggie Seaver

Want to show your guests how much you care? Of course you do. Stuff your welcome bags with—or turn your wedding favors into—hangover kits that will save any loved ones who raised one too many glasses the night before (and can you blame them?). Whether you stock your wedding hangover kits with everything on this list, or pick and choose a few essentials, here’s how to minimize the aftermath of an epic celebration. And when in doubt, just think: Which goodies would you want to wake up to?

  1. 1. Hydration

    Poland Spring water bottles wedding favor ideas hangover kits

    Need we say more? If you like, go the extra mile with custom labels of your wedding date or even design a personalized label for each guest.

    Essentia Ionized Alkaline Water bottles, $20 for pack of 12, Boxed.com

  2. 2. Headache Relief

    If only everyone would plan ahead and brings their own. Help out any friends riding the struggle bus by slipping in a mini pack of ibuprofen. That way they can forget their headache and focus on remembering the good times.

    Advil 200-mg ibuprofen, $10 for 50 packets of 2 tablets, Amazon.com

  3. 3. Electrolytes

    coconut water

    Water is always great, but coconut water is divine—at least when it comes to refreshing your guests’ depleted store of electrolytes. Not everyone loves plain coconut water, but there are tons of delicious flavors to choose from, like lemonade or pineapple.

    Vita Coco pure coconut water, $16 for pack of 12, Jet.com

  4. 4. More Electrolytes

    If you’re not into coconut water, replace your guests’ electrolytes with Pedialyte. You may think of this ultra-hydrating drink as just for kids, but it’s quickly becoming a known hangover cure for adults. Hop on the bandwagon and be the hero your guests need.

    Pedialyte Electrolyte Powder Sticks in Strawberry Lemonade, $11 for pack of 6, Target.com

  5. 5. Hangover Prevention

    This little packet of probiotics is pretty genius. The powdered blend, taken with a few sips of water before you head to bed, naturally helps your body metabolize alcohol while you sleep. That means you’ll wake up feeling like you stayed in the night before (even though everyone knows you were shredding the dance floor until 2 a.m.).

    ClearVia probiotic supplement, $15 for pack of 5, ClearVia.com

  6. 6. Snacks

    Whether it’s mini cereal boxes or bags of crowd-pleasing munchies, give your guests something to tide them over until the morning-after brunch.

    Skinny Pop popcorn, $17 for pack of 28, Box.com

  7. 7. A Cold Buster

    Ugh—that feeling when you have one fun night and get punished with the start of a cold. Not this time: Emergen-C packets will totally save the day and leave your guests saying, “They thought of everything.”

    Emergen-C Super Orange 1000-mg Vitamin C drink mix, $17 for pack of 60, Walmart.com

  8. 8. A Caffeine Kick

    The worst feeling when you wake up with a hangover (besides the fact that you woke up with a hangover) is wondering how you’re going to get coffee—good coffee. Beat your guests to the punch by gifting them a pre-portioned packet of insanely delicious grounds they brew and can enjoy minutes after they wake.

    Blue Bottle Coffee single serving of Giant Steps blend pour-over coffee, $18 for pack of 5, BlueBottleCoffee.com

  9. 9. A Soul Soother

    Any tea drinkers will thank you for thinking of them too. Plus, green tea has powerful antioxidants and can ease a headache or nausea (sadly, sometimes the price of an epic party).

    Bigelow green tea, $4 for pack of 40, Walmart.com

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