An emergency kit an essential at any wedding that many people seem to forget. Let’s face it! There are so many things you need to do for your wedding day such as find the dress, flowers, choose a cake, an incredible venue, guest favors, an officiant, your friends and family, and bandaids. Yep, you’re going to need bandaids. At least one person in your wedding party is going to be wearing brand new shoes they didn’t break in beforehand and they’re going to have a wicked blister.
It’s not the fun or the exciting part of your special day, but a bridal emergency kit is a crucial part of a catastrophe-free wedding day. From ripped dresses to upset stomachs, you’re going to encounter your fair share of minor mishaps. The good news is those mishaps can typically be remedied with a few essentials.
Creating an Emergency Kit for Your Wedding
The following is a good starting place for your wedding kit but remember that you may have some special considerations, like medications, that need to go in the kit, so feel free to customize it.
- Small sewing kit
- Threads to match wedding dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, and tuxedos
- Safety pins
- Double-sided tape or fashion tape
- Clear nail polish
- Stain stick
- White chalk (covers stains on a white wedding dress)
- Lint roller
- Bandaids of all sizes and shapes
- Aspirin or another pain reliever
- Hand sanitizer
- Anti-blister balm
- Baby powder
- Bug spray
- Breath mints
- Blotting papers
- Cotton swabs
- Nail clipper
- Nail file
- Small makeup kit for touchups
- Bobby pins
- Hand mirror
- Portable clothing steamer
- Phone charger or wall adapter
- AA and AAA batteries
If that seems a little overwhelming, it’s because you’re trying to prepare for any little emergency that can crop up. The good news is you probably have most of this stuff at home and it doesn’t need to be brand new – it just needs to be handy.
Another thing to consider, this is a great list of essentials for your bridesmaids to collect. Your besties are going to ask you if there’s anything they can do to help and, let’s face it, you want to control everything so there’s little for them to do. This is a perfect task for them. Consider it a pre-wedding scavenger hunt.
If you’re not the bride but are attending a wedding, a wedding emergency kit is the perfect wedding shower gift. Customize the box and fill it with all sorts of goodies for their day and it’s sure to be a gift that’s remembered – especially when it saves the day!