03 Sep What’s in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit?

As a wedding planner, I’ve seen my share of wedding day emergencies. Every bride and groom wants their special day to be perfect, so any mishap is an emergency — a missing button, a broken heel, a frayed hem. Don’t let these little annoyances ruin your big day! Wedding planners always have an emergency kit on hand (mine are like mini Walgreens) but here’s what I recommend:

A Sewing Kit
This is probably the number one day saver. You want your bridal party’s clothing to look perfect, and small things like a torn hem shouldn’t get in the way. A small sewing kit with scissors, thread, hem tape, fashion tape, safety pins, and sewing needles is required for averting wedding day disasters. Also pack these items for fashion emergencies: Tide pen or Shout wipes for getting out stains, clear nail polish to stop runs in pantyhose or tights, Super Glue to fix broken heels or jewelry (be very careful not to get it on your skin!), a lint roller, and Static Guard.

Drugstore Must-Haves
With everything the happy couple has on their mind, they can sometimes forget to take their prescription meds. Pack these just in case. Pain reliever, Pepto-Bismol, and Tums can help relieve stress headaches or stomach aches. Include tampons for the bridal party so someone isn’t surprised on the big day. For the more forgetful, pack deodorant, floss, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.

Makeup Savers
Every emergency kit should include bridal party makeup like foundation, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick. Tears will probably be shed and touchups will be needed! Don’t forget other best-face-forward essentials like Chapstick, Q-tips, tweezers, tissues, a compact mirror for touchups, makeup remover, and a nail file.

Hair Care
Bobby pins, hair ties, comb, brush, hairspray, dry shampoo — these essentials will help see you through any bad hair day.

The Extras
Bottled water for a thirsty bride will be much appreciated. Include a couple of snacks like granola bars as she may be too busy with photos to eat. Mints are also a nice thing to include. Other essentials include the bride’s phone charger, earring backs in case one goes missing, black socks for any groomsmen who forget, and blister pads in case new shoes are causing pain.

With your wedding survival kit at hand, your bridal party can weather any little mishap without it becoming a full-on emergency. Enjoy the big day!

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