The Ultimate Bridal Emergency Kit

Be prepared for any wedding day mishaps by creating a wedding day emergency kit with some essential items. Your maid of honor can make one for you, or together work on making a fabulous kit. You want to make sure the emergency kit is accessible throughout the wedding day.

photoHere are some items we think every bride needs for her emergency kit.

  • Small sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Clear nail polish (for those runs)
  • Nail polish (In the color that you are wearing that day)
  • Emery Board
  • Hair Spray
  • Tweezers
  • Bobby Pins
  • Lipstick
  • Make up powder
  • Brush/comb
  • Band Aids (various sizes)
  • Breath mints
  • Mouth Wash
  • Antacid
  • Chapstick
  • Pain reliever (something non-drowsy of course!)
  • Hand mirror
  • Q-tips
  • Stain remover
  • Hand lotion
  • Curling iron or flat iron
  • Tissue (you may want to keep one VERY close to you during ceremony)
  • Lint brush
  • Tampons
  • Eye Drops (Visine)
  • Scissors
  • Stick-on instant hemming tape

Many of these items can all be purchased in one store. We like to go to Target, where they have a travel section where a lot of these items are available. That way, it can be small size and easy to store.

Remember, it is always better to be prepared. So let’s have a perfect wedding day!


What a Bride Needs to Bring to the Wedding

It is the day before the wedding, and even if you have a wedding planner, there are some ” to do’s” that you want to make sure are in order. There are some items that you will want to bring with you on the wedding day.

  • Bridal Gown: You want to take your bridal gown, shoes, veil, and any other accessories which makes your final bridal look. If you are getting ready at the venue or ceremony site, then make sure you you know ahead of time which car can hold your gown and take it to the site. You want to make sure the car has plenty of room for the large garment bag.  So do not plan to take a two seater sports car with your garment bag! Save that ride for another day.
  • Drop off luggage: If you are heading out to your honeymoon that evening or next day, make sure you are packed. It is a good idea to pack a few days before the wedding day, so the night before, you can relax and get a good night’s sleep.  If possible, try to drop off your luggage at the hotel you are staying at earlier that day, or have someone drop it off for you. That way when you are departing your wedding, you do not have to worry about it.
  • Pack a Emergency Kit:   Some examples are lipstick, face powder, and any other touch up make up needs, hairspray, bobby pins, stain remover, tissues, deodorant, toothbrush,  toothpaste, and lotion. You can add anything else which you think you will absolutely need that day.
  • Eat and Drink: It is a big day and the excitement and nerves will be there, and you may not want to eat. However, you want to make sure that you eat and drink plenty of water. Eating well and keeping hydrated will give you plenty of energy for the day. So make sure to order breakfast for the morning, and then have lunch also ordered for later. If you are in a hotel, you can easily order room service. If you are at a venue or ceremony site where they do not have food service, you can ask your bridesmaids, family member, or friend to order breakfast and lunch.  You can also bring your favorite snacks, goodies, and treats for you to enjoy throughout the day while you are getting ready.

Make a checklist so you do not forget anything!