As a bride-to-be you’ve spent hundreds of hours preparing for your wedding day, and the best way to ensure the big day goes as smoothly as planned is by packing an emergency kit ready to remedy any problems that may arise.
What is a Wedding Day Emergency Kit?
A wedding day emergency kit is exactly what it sounds like: It’s a collection of toiletries and handy household items tailored to you and your wedding party so you can stay one step ahead of each and every issue that comes your way, whether that’s a stain on your white dress, an unexpected headache, or a fashion dilemma.
What should be packed in an Emergency Wedding Day Kit?
Deciding what to put in your emergency kit can seem overwhelming. Although you can’t anticipate every situation, it’s helpful to sit down with your fiancé, maid-of-honor, or wedding coordinator and talk through all the ‘what-if’ scenarios and then pack items that’ll help you solve potential problems then choose the items accordingly.
No matter what you decided to pack in your emergency kit,
here are some must-have essentials that every bride will need:
- Double-stick fashion tape
- Sewing Kit
- Lint roller
- Pain Reliever (such as Advil)
- Hair Spray
- Safety Pins
- Jewelry Cleaner
- Extra Make-up
- Stain Remover Pen
- Bobby Pins/Hair Ties
In addition to these essentials you can customize your emergency kit using the following lists:
Health and Wellness
- Travel-size hand lotion
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Tampons and/or Pads
- Small Snacks (like granola bars or crackers)
Beauty and Fashion
- Extra Nail Polish and Remover
- Clear Nail Polish
- Nail File
- Static Guard
- Lip Balm
- Small Brush or Comb
- Compact mirror
- Oil-blotting sheets for your face
- Extra Jewelry and Earrings backs
- Eyelash glue
- Portable Phone Charger
- Extra Phone Charger
- Extension cord
- Mini Bluetooth Speaker
- Super Glue
- Flats or Flip-flops
- Bug spray
- A Lighter
- Portable Clothing Steamer
When should you pack the Emergency Kit?
Don’t wait until the last minute to pack your emergency kit. The week leading up to your wedding will most likely be packed with events, so it’s recommended to begin collecting the items you need sooner rather than later. Begin packing your emergency kit a few weeks before the big day so you don’t forget anything.
Who should be in charge of the Emergency Kit?
As the bride, you already have enough on your mind during your wedding day. It’s best if you leave the kit in the hands of your maid-of-honor, your wedding coordinator, or a trusted friend who knows the schedule of the day and can be close by if it’s needed.
Although you imagine your wedding day as the most perfect day of your life it’s better to be safe than sorry. Having an emergency kit that is custom-tailored to you and your wedding party gives you peace of mind so you can enjoy your wedding day to the fullest!