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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Updated on October 22, 2016
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Wedding Day Emergency Kit | Source

"It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."~Jackie Joyner Kersee


What would a wedding day be if there weren't a few tiny mishaps or snags. Whether all the excitement of the day gives you a headache or all those well meant hugs and kisses smudge your makeup, you should always have a goody bag filled with emergency supplies to keep you covered.


Be prepared for wedding day mishaps by planning ahead. Before your wedding day arrives, make sure to pack an "Emergency Kit". I believe that not only the bride should have one but even the bridesmaids would benefit from having a tiny bag of supplies or sharing one amongst the girls. I have personally seen threads on hems pulled, tiny tears on dresses, runs in stockings, runny mascara, (especially on a hot day), loose buttons, irritated and red eyes from tears, and the list goes on.

What to do?

The first thing you will need to do is purchase a cosmetic bag. To be on the safe side, ensure that it is a relatively good size so that everything you will need will fit properly. You should be okay with a medium to large size bag. We all know how busy a bride can be as she gets closer to the big day so if you don't have the time to pick up all the products you will need, enlist the help of a family member, trusted friend or one of your bridesmaids to run the errand for you.


Wedding Day Cosmetic Bag
Wedding Day Cosmetic Bag | Source

Where to buy?

There are several places you can purchase your products from i.e. your local drugstore, health and beauty department in local grocery store, Target, Walmart, etc. My suggestion would be to buy travel size products and whatever is left over you can bring with you on your Honeymoon or save for another time. Remember to always keep your emergency kit nearby at both the ceremony and reception.

Wedding Day Emergency Kit Ideas
Wedding Day Emergency Kit Ideas | Source

Helpful Tips

Here are a few helpful tips to keep you organized:


-Make a checklist of everything you think you will need, for peace of mind, a couple of weeks before the wedding day.


-It is a good idea to pack only makeup products that you have tested and that you are wearing on your wedding day. For example, don't pack any type of makeup you've never tried before. You never know if certain products will work negatively against your skin which could potentially result in an allergic reaction.


-Make sure that you ask someone to take care of your emergency kit. Once again, assign the responsibility to a family member, reliable friend or a bridesmaid. If your reception venue has a bridal room or suite for your convenience, it is probably a good idea to leave the bag there for safe keeping.


A Wedding Day Emergency Checklist
A Wedding Day Emergency Checklist | Source

Useful Item List

Here are a few items you may want to consider placing in your wedding day emergency kit bag:


-A small sewing kit is a valuable item to have. It should include needles, thread, buttons, and safety pins.


-A pack of toupee tape is great for ensuring that clothes stay in place.


-A pair of scissors come in handy especially for loose threads.


-Some stick-on instant hemming tape is wonderful and a quick fix for loose hems.


-A bottle of clear nail polish is useful for nylon runs, in case you forget to pack an extra pair.


-Make sure to pack any prescription medications. This is very important because on such a busy day it is very easy to forget to take any necessary meds.


-Extra pair of stockings.


-A piece of white chalk is excellent for covering up stains on your wedding gown.


-Breath mints.......need I say more, it's a long day!


-Dental Floss


-A tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush is useful in keeping your breath fresh and your teeth bright for pictures following a meal.


-A container of clear deodorant to keep you feeling fresh.


-A bottle of eye drops will be beneficial for irritation and red eyes often caused by crying or being tired.


-Bandages because you never know!


-Blister protection for those awesome new designer shoes.


-A bottle or pack of antacid tablets for any bout of indigestion.


-Pain relievers are great in case you develop any muscular pain.


-Blotting papers for stains or sweat


-Cotton swabs


-Tweezers


-Tissues for all the happy tears!


-Some shoe polish in case the groom or groomsmen shoes get scuffed.


-A portable umbrella in case it rains.


-A bottle of hand lotion to keep your hands lovely and smooth.


-Extra bobby pins for your hair


-A hairbrush for touching up your hairdo


-Hairspray


-Comb


-Lipstick


-Lip gloss


-lip balm


-Lip liner


-Powder


-Concealer/cover up


-A small mirror is something you should definitely carry with you. I never leave home without one.


-Emery board


-Nail polish in the shade you're wearing


-Nail polish remover


-Mascara


-A small bottle of the same perfume you are wearing on your big day.


-Blank post it notes are useful for writing important things down.


-A pen is always a necessary item. We are always looking for a pen.


-Extra corsage and boutonnière pins


-Drinking straws


-A few laundry sheets are great for eliminating static cling.


-A lint remover is great for those dark tuxedos or suits.


-Panty liners


-Tampons or pads for the unexpected!


-A stain remover stick is a great item to have on hand.


-Super glue is a great idea especially if someone's shoe heel breaks off.


These are a few suggestions to choose from. Remember it is not necessary to pack every single item from the list.

Wedding Day Emergency Kit Samples
Wedding Day Emergency Kit Samples | Source

Finally........

I hope this segment has been helpful. Remember, preparing a wedding day emergency kit will be a wise decision on your part. Be sure to put aside a little time to prepare one because you never know if some of those items may come in handy.

QUESTION:

Do you think an emergency kit for your wedding day is important?

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by LisaKoski, I really appreciate it! I hope when the time comes that it is helpful for you. Take care. -Rose

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      LisaKoski 3 years ago from WA

      Very useful and informative. Pinning now so I can take a second look when the time comes for my wedding day :)

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by pstraubie48. I appreciate your kind words and support! A wedding day emergency kit is really an important item for bride to have with her on her wedding day. You are are right, this is a great gift for the bridesmaids and maid of honour to put together for the bride. Take care and have a wonderful evening. -Rose

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a smart idea. And this would be a nice little gift that a maid of honor or bridesmaids collectively could give the bride. She has a full plate already so taking this one thing off her plate might be a nice gesture.

      thanks for sharing..I am passing along to my niece as my great niece is soon to be wed.

      Angels are on the way this evening. ps

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much DDE for stopping by and for your support. Wedding Day Emergency Kits are very useful. Take care and have a lovely day! -Rose

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great idea for a Wedding Day Emergency Kit I so agree and voted YES, glad you thought about this hub, informative and useful indeed.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by Jeannieinabittle. I really appreciate it! Take care and have an awesome weekend! -Rose

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is such excellent advice. I know a lot of people getting married, so I will pass this on to them. Thanks for sharing!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for visiting vespawolf. I really appreciate your kind words and support. I agree, it is essential to have a Wedding Day Emergency Kit because anything could happen. Take care and have a wonderful day! -Rose

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I wish I'd had this information for my wedding day! It's so true...there are always some unexpected emergencies that come up. This is a valuable reference for any special day. Voted up and shared!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by Au fait and for the kind words and support! I really appreciate it. I couldn't agree with you more, a Wedding Day Emergency Kit is essential because you just never know. Take care and have a great evening. -Rose

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Sounds like a good plan to me, especially after spending so much for a huge gala wedding. You want everything to go as perfectly as possible and a stitch in time can save 9. Voted up and useful. Will share and pin on my 'Weddings' board.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      So nice of you to stop by FlourishAnyway. Thank you for your kind words and vote up, I sincerely appreciate it. Yes, a bride should never be without a Wedding Day Emergency Kit, you never know what could happen. Take care and have an amazing day! -Rose

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      This is a terrific wedding day emergency kit list for brides-to-be. You've done a fabulous job compiling all the needed items -- soup to nuts. Voted up and more!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by Crystal and for your vote up, I really appreciate it. It is so true, a Wedding Day Emergency Kit is so important for every bride. Take care and have an awesome day! -Rose

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      What a great idea. Better to be prepared, especially on such an important day. Voting up and useful.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you Suzie for stopping by and for your kind words and vote up. I really appreciate it. You are so right, it is so important to have a wedding day emergency kit because anything could happen. Take care and have an awesome day! -Rose

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Great ideas and suggestions for the emergency kit on the big day. having done makeup for brides and the bridal party I often recommended a number of the items on your list of items to consider. The clear nail polish is a great one that really works! best to be organized and delegate someone to be responsible for it and its contents in advance. Great article again Rose full of useful supplies!

      Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by torrilyn, I really appreciate it! You're so right, a Wedding Day Emergency Kit is so important because you never know. Take care and have a great day! -Rose

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I really do think a wedding day emergency kit is a great idea! Sometimes you forget to do this or that on such a big day. Voted up and shared!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for dropping by alocsin. You're right, this would be an amazing gift for a bridal shower. Take care and have an awesome day. -Rose

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm thinking that this is a great and unique gift for a bridal shower. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for dropping by justmesuzanne. I really appreciate your kind words and vote up. Take care and have a good weekend! -Rose

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      What a nice collection of sensible ideas! Voted up, useful and shared! :)

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by Carly, I really appreciate it! You're right, it's so important to be prepared on your wedding day. You just never know. Take care! -Rose

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      You could never be too prepared. You have great tips here. I think every bride should expect the unexpected at sometime during her wedding, it is just the way it goes no matter how hard you plan. Lovely tips and ideas.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Isn't that the truth, lol? Of all the days that you might need something you normally carry, you don't have it. Take care and have a fabulous day! -Rose

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Rose, you have thought about EVERYTHING a bride may need on her wedding day. Excellent checklist! I must say, my handbag contains most of those things, and still, the day I need something, it is not in my handbag!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you sgbrown so much for your kind words and support. I am so glad that your friend was able to save the day when you got married. It is so important for every bride to have an emergency wedding day kit. As we all know, anything can happen on the big day so it is always better safe than sorry. Once again, thank you so much and take care. -Rose

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is a wonderful hub and should be read by every bride to be! I can find several things on this list that I wish I would have had back then. I remember when 30 minutes before my wedding, I realized I didn't have my "big" slip! OMGosh, panic set in! Luckily one of my close friends was able to drive back to the wedding shop and pick it up, just in time!

      This is such a wonderful hub, voting up, awesome, sharing and pinning! :)

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much CharronsChatter for stopping by and for your kind words! I agree an emergency kit is always worthwhile. Take care and have an amazing week as well! -Rose

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      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      Forget getting married, I want that kit with me at all times--on general principles! Bu you surely have hit every base, here, and as a woman, I couldn't help but delight in the attention to detail. You are a top notch planner, Rose, and leave no stone unturned.

      And as ever, I am hitting things with thumbs nearby...:) Hope your week is excellent.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! I really appreciate it. You 're right, it never hurts to be prepared. Take care and have a great day! -Rose

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      what great tips.. and to be prepared is so important.. rose the planner you came prepared :)

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much for dropping by and for your kind words Lady_E. You're right, there are a lot of things on the checklist but even packing a few necessities is always a great idea to be on the safe side. Take care and have a wonderful day! -Rose

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Very useful and thoughtful of you to write. You just never know what will happen. There are so many things on that Emergency Check list. :-)

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Hello Jo, thank you so much, once again, for your kind words and support. A wedding day emergency kit is so important because, as we all know, things do happen. Take care. -Rose

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Wow... I am so glad I chickened out of the big fat wedding day, the check list reads like preparing for battle :). You are amazing, I would not have thought of 90% of that list, and it all makes good practical sense. Very useful hub as always. Up and awesome.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Well Colin, now you're my new favourite Canadian! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. Let me know as soon as you find your "rich lady". Take care and have an awesome day! -Rose

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hello Rose my fellow Canadian and most esteemed Hub colleague from Colin aka Epi-man and his cats Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 6:42am (not too far from Port Dover) and I just arrived home from night shift.

      I watch CITY-news online so I am in touch with the Toronto scene.

      I love your expertise, passion and world class writing style and you certainly know what you write and speak of.

      I never knew an emergency kit existed but it's a damn good idea and if I ever married to a rich woman (lol) I will most definitely hire you for the gig in terms of planning - oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you Kathryn, it was so nice of you to stop by. A wedding day emergency kit is essential. Starting an emergency kit for a bride is also a great and thoughtful bridal shower gift idea. Take care!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is something I have not thought of, and it is very important information! It's always good to be prepared. Thanks for sharing this with us, Rose.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much Rajan Jolly. I really appreciate it! -Rose

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful topic and a useful handy list of things to have in the wedding day emergency kit.

      Voted up and useful.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Thank you so much AmandaJon. I really appreciate it and thanks for the vote up! -Rose

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      These are a lot of great ideas. Very good hub! You write very well! Voted up!