What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

With less than a week until our wedding, S and I are crossing our final T's and dotting our final I's in preparation for our Big Day! Our endless to-do list is beginning to shrink down to just a few last items to take care of and friends and family are starting to arrive in Seattle! We are down to the nitty gritty details and beginning to pack up everything we might need to get hitched, including the oh-so-important Wedding Day Emergency Kit.

If you've ever been a bride or bridesmaid it's likely you're familiar with the Wedding Day Emergency Kit. This kit contains all those just-in-case items needed to avoid mishaps and make sure your dream wedding goes off perfectly! Kept close at hand in the bridal prep area and throughout the ceremony and reception, these lifesavers make sure you're ready to handle anything.

I recommend packing up the kit in a tote bag, tackle box or the Sterilite Stack & Carry Tray Organizer Storage Tote (which is what I'm using). If you're not the DIY type or too busy wedding planning (seriously, I get it!), the Sheemergency Kit for Brides by Pinch Provisions is a great option. Priced at less than $40 with 50 travel size products, this kit is ready for any emergency and also perfect for packing for your honeymoon!

If you're more of the minimalist and interested in a mini kit with just the absolute must have essentials for mishaps, Wedding Wire recommends 7 Things You Actually Need in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit. It's also perfect as a starter kit and you can create the rest of your kit with exactly what will meet your unique needs.

However since I'm one that tends towards the better-safe-than-sorry, a Wedding Day Emergency Kit with all the essentials is a must-have for me. I've listed below everything I'm including in my kit. Because as much as I've spent the last 12 months preparing and creating a perfect day-of itinerary, I know that hiccups are bound to happen.

~ What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit ~

What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Mini Sewing Kit with scissors, needles, thread, buttons and safety pins
Because you never know when you're going to have a "make it work" moment.  
Singer Beginners Sew Kit, $10.99, Target

Super handy for dealing with stray hairs, splinters and clumped lashes.
Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer, $15.00, Nordstrom

Baby Powder
Think hot summer days, crowded prep rooms and all the nerves that might occur on the big day leading to a very sweaty situation. Baby powder is perfect for absorbing moisture and helping the bride feel fresh and ready to go.  It's also great for preventing scratching and chafing of the bride's underarms from beaded bodices.
Johnson's Baby Powder, $3.92, Target

Breath Mints
Make sure your mouth is first kiss ready! Hand the bride one right before she walks down the aisle for minty fresh breath.
Altoids Smalls Peppermint Sugar-Free Mints 3pk, $2.59, Target

Stain Remover Pen
Remove sudden spills and would be stains with a portable stain removing pen.
Tide To Go Stain Remover Pen, $2.99, Target

White Chalk
For masking stains. If something gets on the wedding dress and it won't come out, chalk can usually work for masking the stain and no one will ever know.
Crayola Chalk 12ct, $0.99, Target

What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Face Mist
Refresh makeup and calm skin.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $49, Nordstrom

Hair Elastics and Bobby Pins
You can never have enough on hand.
Goody Adult Bobby Pin Pack - 75 ct, $2.50, Target
Goody Ouchless Black Ribbon Elastics - 5 ct, $3.99, Target

Extra undergarments
Because sometimes baby powder just isn't enough and accidents sometimes happen.
Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong, $20, Nordstrom 

Q-Tips & Makeup Remover
Eyeliner mistakes and mascara flakes happen but they don't have to stick around.
No7 Beautiful Skin Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover, $8.99, Target
Q-Tips Blue Purse Pack Cotton Swabs - 30 ct, $0.97, Target

Blotting Papers
Keep shine away with oil absorbing blotting sheets.
Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper, $18.50, Sephora 

Tampons/Panty Liners
Even if it's not your time of the month, someone might need one.
Cora Organic Cotton Tampons Mixed Pack - 36 Count, $11.49, Target
L Organic Cotton Pantyliners 100 Count, $6.49, Target

Nail Polish (one clear coat and one in shade wearing) and a Nail File
Smooth out and polish any unexpected chips. Stocking runs don't stand a chance.
Essie Clear Top Coat, $11.50, Nordstrom
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour, $28, Nordstrom

For those tearjerker moments and dabbing away happy tears and keeping makeup on point (think accidental mascara smudges or pokes with the mascara wand).
Kleenex Facial Tissues Slim Pack - 6 ct, $2.29, Target

For taming flyaways and dry patches.
Le Labo 'Santal 33' Hand & Body Lotion, $68, Nordstrom

Toothbrush and Toothpaste
It is super common for the bride to be so excited she forgets to brush her teeth.
Pop Dental 'GoSonic' Toothbrush, $30, Nordstrom
C.O. Bigelow 'Marvis' Mint Toothpaste, $10.50, Nordstrom

What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Extra Earring Backs
Because don't these little things always go missing?!
Women's Earring Back 28 pc, $4.99, Target

Mini First Aid Kit with band-aids, burn relief, liquid bandages, antiseptic, blister protection
Safety First, always!
Johnson & Johnson All Purpose First Aid Kit, 14.99, Target

Medicine - pain reliever, allergy medicine, antacid
Take precautions for the Big 3 - headaches, allergies and indigestion. Especially under stress, these issues can attack at any moment.

Even if it's an indoor wedding, if photos will be outside be sure to have some on hand. Also consider bug spray.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Face & Body Melt-in Sunscreen Milk, $35.99, Target

Stay fresh on the go!
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towlettes, $5.29, Target

It is highly likely someone forgot to put this on this morning. Be their (and everyone else's) hero.
Dove Advanced Care Shea Butter Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, $4.89, Target

Chances are someone forgot it this morning.
Harry's Razor, $9.99, Target

Granola Bar/Easy-to-carry Snacks
Because who wants a hungry bride?!
Luna Salted Cashew Caramel Nutrition Bar 6ct, $5.79, Target

Stay hydrated and drink mimosas without messing up makeup
BHLDN Rosegold Shimmer Straws (24), $7, BHLDN

Super Glue
For fixing shoes, nails, jewelry, head pieces, decor and more.
Gorilla Super Glue, $4.89, Target

Pen and Paper
Perfect for last minute reminders, secret messages between bride and groom and thank you notes.
Sugar Paper Ballpoint Pen Set, $8.99, Target
Moleskine Notebook, $18.95, Target

What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Lipstick/Lip Gloss
For Touching Up! And how cute is this collection of lip glosses from butter London x The Knot, perfect for perfecting your bridal look!
butter LONDON x The Knot Lip Gloss Collection, butter LONDON
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine, $37, Nordstrom

For sealing the edge of frayed ribbons.

White Duct Tape
Duct tape can really fix anything! Make sure to have a roll of the white variety on hand.
Duck Tape Winking White Duct Tape, $3.47, Target

Lint Roller
Particularly helpful for the groom and groomsmen suits/attire.
Scotch Lint Roller, $3.99, Target

Always good to have a little bit of change just in case because you never know when a soda machine run for the bride become a necessity.

Dental Floss/Toothpicks
Bridal snack suites might overstay their welcome in your pearly whites.
Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Cool Mint Deep Clean Floss, $5.79, Target

Eye Drops
Don't let red eyes ruin beauty prep! Also make sure the bride has extra contact lenses, lenses case, contact solution and eyeglasses, if relevant.
Visine Eye Drops, $1.99, Target

Extension Cord and Phone Charger(s)
Extension Cords 3pk 9', $6.99, Target

Fashion Tape
Provides a quick fix for falling hemlines and plunging necklines and straps falling out of place.
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape, $7.19, Target

Stick-on Instant hemming tape 
Singer Hemming Kit, $9.99, Target

Lip Balm, Comb, Small Mirror
For touching up.
Dior 'Crème de Rose' Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm SPF 10, $30, Nordstrom
Mason Pearson Detangling Comb, $34, Nordstrom
BHLDN Gold Compact Mirror, $25, BHLDN

Hair Spray
Make sure your hair stays put throughout the ceremony and reception.
Drybar 'The Warden' Maximum Hold Hairspray, $27, Nordstrom

Make sure you smell amazing all day by dabbing a scent on your pulse points.
Charlotte Tilbury 'Scent of a Dream' Fragrance 1 oz, $75, Nordstrom

Bottle of Water
Stay hydrated!
S'well 'White Marble' Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 9 oz, $25, Nordstrom

What would you recommend adding to a wedding emergency kit? Please feel free to leave tips in the comments!


What To Include In Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit


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  2. Quite an infomative post. My emergency kit incluses lifecell anti aging cream. It is important to clean your face with good products and on daily routine. It is good for your skin. It will helps you to avoid your aging signs too. Clean skin is the sign of healthy skin.