How To Create The Ultimate Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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No matter how much time you’ve spent meticulously planning out every second of your wedding day, there’s always the possibility that something could go wrong. The weather may not be on your side, or maybe you woke up with a zit or a bad hair day. These things may present a mild roadblock on your otherwise perfect wedding day, so it’s a good idea to prepare a wedding day emergency kit filled with items that will help you take care of these unplanned emergencies in a snap. Delegate your maid of honor or someone else important to be in charge of the emergency kit on your wedding day. By expecting the unexpected on your big day, you’ll be prepared for anything. Download the printable checklist at the end of the blog post!

Hygiene and Toiletries

From mouthwash to makeup remover, these personal hygiene items are essential to have in your wedding day emergency kit so that you can fight bad breath and zits and tame flyaways and running makeup. Make sure you cover all the bases so that you’re ready for anything that comes your way.

  • Mouthwash
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Razor
  • Tampons
  • Breath mints
  • Lip balm
  • Baby powder
  • Makeup remover
  • Cotton balls and Q-Tips
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Tweezers
  • Tissues
  • Eye drops
  • Oil absorbing blotting sheets

bride wedding day emergency kit

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Medical Mini-Emergencies

You are the star of the day and ideally being the center of attention only brings positivity to your day. However, headaches and other unforeseen medical mini-emergencies like blisters and minor cuts can occur without any warning and you’ll want to be prepared to get rid of them in a snap.

  • Pain reliever or aspirin
  • Allergy medication (crucial for outdoor weddings!)
  • Antacid
  • Blister treatment
  • Moleskin (for uncomfortable shoes)
  • Band aids
  • First aid kit

DIY wedding day emergency survival kit

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Hair, Makeup and Beauty

You want to look your absolute best on your wedding day. Your hairstylist and makeup artist have made you look like the beautiful princess that you are, but 12+ hours on your wedding day can cause your hair and makeup to slowly slip. Be prepared to retouch anything that needs to be retouched and pin down anything that needs to be pinned with these items.

  • Hairspray
  • Comb or brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Lipstick
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Clear nail polish (for nail touchups and also for pantyhose tears)
  • Cover up or face makeup
  • Eye cream

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Miscellaneous Extras

On top of all the other items that you’ve included in your wedding day emergency kit, there are a few miscellaneous extras that you’ll be grateful you included. Initially, your maid of honor or bridesmaid may think it’s a little odd when they open up your emergency kit to discover these items, but on a day like your wedding day you definitely want to be prepared for any kind of unexpected situation.

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Super glue
  • Fashion tape
  • Mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Lint roller
  • Pens
  • Lighter (for fraying ribbon)
  • Pantyhose (both black and nude)
  • Water
  • Granola bar or energy bar
  • Earring backs
  • Fake wedding ring
  • Sewing kit
  • Tide To Go pen or other stain removal pen
  • Bug spray (outdoor weddings = mosquitoes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Safety pins
  • Heel protectors for walking in grass
  • Fast flats to change into
  • Shoe pads
  • White chalk for covering up stains
  • Straws (so you can drink without ruining your lipstick)
  • Rubber bands
  • Batteries
  • Spare underwear (you never know!)

wedding day emergency survival kit

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When gathering items for your wedding day emergency kit, be sure to include anything that you know you will need, like an epi pen or any other medications you routinely rely on. Your wedding day emergency kit is fully customizable to fit your needs. For example, if you don’t wear lipstick but will use lip gloss on your big day, throw in a tube of your favorite lip gloss as a backup. Or, if you aren’t wearing high heels, then you probably won’t need stiletto heel protectors or fast flats in your kit. When creating your emergency kit, ask those who are close to you and will be there for you on your wedding day what they think you’re missing and ask them to put it into the kit. Now, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way.

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