The Bride’s Emergency Kit

After having seen my fair share of wedding mishaps, I’d like to offer a few suggestions for a kit that our Brides can use in case of emergency. This may not be as detailed as a ‘Zombie apocalypse’ survival kit, but I’m certain you will find it just as useful.

This is actually a series of mini-kits designed to cover the more common accidents that happen during a wedding. Keep each group of items in its own large zip-lock bag and everything will be nice and organized when you need it. If I’ve missed anything, feel free to add or subtract as your wedding requires so that it will work best for you and your bridesmaids.

First of all you will need a medium-sized tote or bag to keep all this stuff handy and organized. Once you have that, let’s start with the things you will find most useful in a wedding emergency:

Bandages: toss a small box into the kit, since people cut themselves all the time or a jab with a safety pin happens. Antacid, painkillers/aspirin, anti-diarrhea medicine, anti-redness eye drops and breath mints. These should handle just about any minor nervous emergency. Tampons should also be included since stress can bring on a period early.

Dental floss, cheap toothbrushes (get them from the travel section of any discount store), toothpaste, mini bottles of mouthwash, unscented deodorant, and packets of travel tissues. If anyone gets nervous about their breath or perspires more than they would like, these items can make them feel dry and confident again.

Hair emergencies are always happening, so include bobby pins, hair brush and comb, hair spray, a small hand mirror, and barrettes or combs in case someone loses or breaks one.

For nail emergencies have: Clear nail polish or colors to match the wedding party; emery boards and nail files, polish remover, unscented hand lotion, extra wedding bands, extra nail tips and super glue for fixing a snapped or dropped tip. Keep a few extra earring backs in the kit also, since those pesky things are tiny and if you drop them into shag carpet, they’re gone forever!

Dress emergencies require things like a small sewing kit with the right colors of thread and needles, pins, corsage pins, safety pins, a small pair of scissors, double-sided tape for loose hems, as well as lint rollers, stain-removing pens and either a static remover or dryer sheets to avoid clingy fabric.

You might want to add other things like a pad and pens for sending notes, spare jewelry if a necklace breaks, extra nylons, blister pads for shoes, makeup for touchups, etc.

Having this kit on hand can turn a disaster into a minor annoyance and will make any bride feel less stress. We all want your wedding to go smoothly, but it’s always best to be prepared!

Did you face a wedding day emergency? Do you have an item to add to the list? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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