bridal emergency kit

We’d all like to imagine our wedding day going as smoothly as possible, but an event with so many details and people involved is bound to hit a few snags. With a little preparation, you’ll be able to quickly remedy these minor issue and focus on enjoying your day!

Many brides assemble a Bridal Emergency Kit to have on hand, both for practicality AND for peace of mind. If you’re lucky, you won’t need any of it — but it never hurts to be prepared. Smeared mascara? No biggie. Wine on your dress? You’re covered. Bug bite? No problem! You’ll stay calm and collected because you’ve got the tools on hand handle anything!

Bridal Emergency Kit Checklist

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Pro Tip: Many of these items can be found in the bins of travel-size items at a store like Target or Wal-Mart.

  • First Aid Kit (This should include basic medical supplies, but add in any other medications you think you might need – allergy, nausea, etc.)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Tissues
  • Eye drops
  • Extra contacts and solution
  • Cough drops
  • Qtips
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle w/ straw (to keep your lipstick in place)
  • Quick, healthy snacks (protein bar, trail mix, fruit, etc.)
  • Breath mints
  • Phone charger
  • Comfortable flats (for preceremony)
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Shout Stain Remover wipes
  • Lint roller
  • White chalk
  • Hem tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Steamer (ask around and borrow one to save money)
  • Static guard
  • Extra earring backs
  • Safety pins
  • Sandpaper (for shoe soles that haven’t been broken in)
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties
  • Hair brush
  • Hairspray
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover wipes
  • Tweezers
  • Oil blotting sheets
  • Pocket mirror
  • Deodorant
  • Wet wipes
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion

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