Nothing is perfect, so you shouldn't expect that your wedding day will go off without a hitch. Some mishaps are bound to happen. In order to be prepared for them, you need to pack a wedding day survival kit which will help you deal with various emergencies. What items should you have in the kit?
We offer a sample list of items to have in your bridal emergency kit. You can modify the list according to your needs. We divided all items into several groups for you to navigate easier.
Beauty and Fashion
Mini sewing kit: needles, thread (white, black, and bridesmaids' dress colors), scissors, safety pins, buttons. In case you or one of your bridesmaids have their dress torn. Fashion tape will be a live saver, too.
Mirror. You weren't going to leave your house without a mirror, were you?
Hair comb, hair spray, bobby pins in several colors, hair elastics. Even if something goes wrong with your hairdo, you will be able to fix it.
Makeup remover and cotton pads/balls/swabs to fix your makeup.
Oil-control blotting paper.
Nail kit: nail polish remover, clear top coat, nail polish in the shade(s) you are wearing, nail file, nail clipper.
Extra earring backs (if your earrings need them).
Instant stain remover.
White chalk (will help mask stains on your white wedding gown).
Lipstick and/or lip gloss.
Fake eyelash glue.
Static guard spray.
Extra pantyhose and underwear.
For your mouth cavity: toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss/toothpicks, mouthwash, breath spray, mints/gum.
Tampons and panty liners.
Sunscreen (especially if you are going to have an outdoor ceremony or spend time outside for photos).
Bug spray (for an outdoor ceremony).
Wet wipes and tissues.
Blister protection spray.
Drinking straws (so you can drink without having to re-apply your lipstick afterwards).
All purpose first aid kit (make sure you have pain relievers, antihistamines, antacids, band-aids, burn relief and antiseptic).
Eye drops. If you wear contacts, you will need an extra pair and contact solution.
Granola bars or other easy-to-carry energy-boosting snacks.
Lighter or matches.
Pen and paper to write memos, notes, etc.
Some cash. Just in case.
Smelling salts or essential oils to help calm down.
One more useful tip: opt for travel-sized and sample-sized tubes and bottles to make your wedding emergency kit smaller. And make sure you have a nice bag for the kit!
You don't have to be responsible for your wedding day emergency kit yourself, delegate it to your maid of honor or wedding planner. However, it will be a good idea to make sure it contains everything you might need during your big day.
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