Wedding day emergency kit

10 July 2012

Hello, friends! I’ve had a whirlwind two weeks! (I feel as though I’ve been saying that a lot lately…) I can’t wait to tell you all about my adventures – a wedding in Maine, my bachelorette, my bridal shower, a wedding in Newport, another week in Maine – but right now I’m focusing on the final big event in the near future – John’s sister’s wedding! It’s just five days away, and we’re all bursting with excitement. Fingers crossed for great weather on Sunday!!

While I get my thoughts and photos organized, I did want to share with you a post I’ve been working on for quite some time. It’s my take on the wedding day prep kit. I think it’s a great idea for every gal to have one with her on her wedding day – if you’ve hired a wedding planner/coordinator, it’s almost certain she’ll bring one with her, but if not, it’s probably something you should compile yourself. I know I’ll be bringing mine with me on Sunday!

Solid perfume | pain reliever | wipes | snacks (perfect for post-portraits, pre-ceremony) | water bottles | blotting film | bandaids | bobby pins | a lint roller | deodorant | safety pins | white chalk (for coloring over small stains on white fabric, like a wedding gown!) | a travel sewing kit | corsage pins | clear nail polish (for stalling snags) | travel tissue packs | a nice pen (for signing cards or a marriage license, or supplementing the guest book) | mints (not gum) | shout to go wipes | fashion tape

Would you add anything to this kit?

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July 10, 2012 9:57 am

Love the list! I would also recommend white finger nail polish (if you are getting a french manicure) and some super glue. You never know when you will need it…but I am sure all of the items will come in handy. I know for my wedding it did. Even the super glue to glue back one of my bridesmaids shoes. Ha! Enjoy this time.

July 10, 2012 10:24 am

I showed up with a kit when I was in a wedding and all the other bridesmaids thought I was a genius. I couldn’t believe they didn’t have one either. Second the super glue. We held a bustle together with safety pins once, so lots of those is a good thing. Oh, and hairspray!

July 10, 2012 10:27 am

I would add a nail file too, you know, just in case.

July 10, 2012 11:24 am

Great list! I never would have thought about chalk!

You’ll be a lifesaver. I’d add a deodorant remover sponge (white marks might not show on the bride’s gown, but they probably will on a colored bridesmaid dress!), eye drops (crying = red eyes, which are NOT cute in pics!) tampon(with a group of girls someone is bound to need one!), and dental floss.

Jesse R.
July 10, 2012 4:49 pm

Great list – this is so helpful! Definitely bookmarking this for future use!

July 11, 2012 12:53 am

What a great list!:) My cousin got married this past weekend and few things she asked for were: white nail polish (french manicure fix-ups)and a nail file (same reason). I noticed a few other people included these…seem to be popular!:)

July 11, 2012 9:29 am

In addition to the stuff above, I had floss, wisps, Benadryl, Immodium (you never know with nerves), and cough drops. I’m pretty sure all of that got used too!

July 14, 2012 3:13 pm

Sooo perfect, thanks Emily!!

July 18, 2012 7:51 pm

What is it with bridesmaids and broken heels? I found myself in just that predicament last month. Luckily a friend of the bride and my fiancé both came through in the 11th hour and now I have both super AND gorilla glue in my possession.

Given that my proclivity for nervous fidgeting lends itself to near constant hangnails (yech), I will be tucking my trusty cuticle clippers in my own wedding day kit next year. :)

The other thing I can think of (although it may be taken care of by a makeup artist) would be lip balm. A tint that matches your lipstick might be nice so touchups don’t get cakey

July 27, 2012 9:51 pm

I would add a razor, just in case! My wedding morning was so crazy I forgot to shave my underarms and had to have someone bring me a razor last minute : )

Jesse R.
August 14, 2012 12:44 pm

What did you use as a case for your kit?