wedding day essentials

wedding day essentials

wedding day essentials

When it comes to weddings you can’t be over-prepared. You only get one shot to get it right and then that it forever. That’s why you spend so much time picking the right wedding vendors and go over all the details ahead of time. But in order to be really, really over-prepared, you may want to put together a Wedding Day Emergency Kit that includes all the essentials you could possibly need. This is the actual list I used for my own wedding. (And of course it’s in alphabetical order, have you not been paying attention to my need for order and organization?)

Wedding Day Emergency Kit

  • Advil
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Baby powder
  • Band-Aids
  • Benedryl
  • Bobby pins
  • Body bronzer
  • Bottles of water
  • Breath mints/spray
  • Bug spray
  • Cash (because you never know)
  • Cellular phone
  • Chalk (to cover up smudges or smears on dress)
  • Clear deodorant/anti-perspirant
  • Club soda for stain removal
  • Comb/brush
  • Contact solution and case
  • Corsage pins
  • Cotton balls/cotton swabs
  • Dental floss/toothpicks
  • Duct tape
  • Extra earring backs
  • Goldfish crackers (or other easy, non-greasy snack)
  • Glasses
  • Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks
  • Hair pins/ponytail holders
  • Hair spray/gel
  • Hand lotion
  • Hem tape
  • Krazy Glue (for nail fixes, shoe heels, decorations, even jewels)
  • Lavender essential oil (for calming)
  • Lint brush
  • Make-up remover
  • Makeup (for touch-ups)
  • Matches
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Mirror
  • Moist towelettes
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Nail polish – clear
  • Nail polish in shade worn
  • Nuts (for nibbling on)
  • Perfume
  • Rescue Remedy (for calming)
  • Rewetting drops for contacts
  • Round brush
  • Rub-on Band-Aid
  • Safety pins
  • Scotch tape
  • Small folding scissors
  • Small hand towel
  • Spot remover
  • Static-cling spray
  • Straws (for drinking so you don’t ruin your lipstick)
  • Sunblock
  • Tampons/sanitary napkins
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Tweezers
  • Vendor contact sheet
  • Wedding day schedule and timeline
  • Wine or champagne (with plastic glasses)

Now I have many of these items in an wedding day emergency kit that I bring to all the weddings I officiate. I’ve repaired broken high heel shoes, I’ve taped up garlands, I’ve cut strings hanging off gowns and tuxedos, and I’ve saftey-pinned and bobby-pinned many, many bridesmaids.  

What’s in your wedding day emergency kit? 


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