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What to Include in Your Wedding Day-Of Emergency Kit

Have you ever wondered what you should include in your day-of emergency kit? We have you covered! Find out what we recommend to go in your emergency kit. We even provided you with a packing list you can save on Pinterest or print out.

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With wedding season right around the corner, we wanted to talk about something super important that is sometimes overlooked: a day-of emergency kit. Now, we know you don’t want to expect emergencies, but you never know when something could happen. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and trust us we have seen it all.

Picture this, it’s 5 minutes before your wedding ceremony. Everyone is lined up and you all are just about to walk down the aisle. You hear a commotion in front of you in line. The strap on a bridesmaid’s dress has just snapped, 3 minutes before the ceremony doors open. While this situation may not be an ideal, you can quickly handle it with an emergency kit.

What is a day-of emergency kit?

It’s exactly what you think: a collection of toiletries and household items to fix any emergency that could happen on your big day. Not only will this emergency kit help you fix small issues, but it will also give you peace of mind to know you’re prepared for anything. Whether it’s a stomachache, a hairdo catastrophe, or the above mentioned broken dress strap — all can be fixed with the contents of your kit, and it can even prevent your bridal party from having to go out to pick up forgotten items. We recommend having both a bridal emergency kit and one for the groom as well.

What should I pack?

Choosing what to put in your wedding day-of emergency kit can seem overwhelming. There’s no way to predict any emergency on your big day, and no two emergency kits will look exactly the same. Figuring out what to put in your kit is a personal choice, and really dependent upon your day. We came up with a list of essentials for your kit to get you started.

Bride Emergency Kit:

  • Nail polish that matches your mani/pedi

  • Lipstick/lipgloss/chapstick

  • Make up for touch-ups

  • Oil blotting sheets

  • Tweezers

  • Bobby Pins/Hair Ties

  • Brush/Comb

  • Nail File

  • Sole inserts for your shoes (thank us later)

  • Extra earring backs and jewelry

  • Lint Roller

  • Sewing Kit

  • Scissors

  • Tide pen/Shout Wipes

  • Fashion Tape

  • Hairspray

  • Lotion

  • Deodorant

  • Breath mints

  • Travel toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Tissues

  • Razor

  • Advil/Tums/necessary medication

  • Bandaids

  • Spare contacts/Solution

  • Perfume

  • Phone charger

Groom Emergency Kit

  • Chapstick

  • Deodorant

  • Travel toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Advil/Tums/necessary medication

  • Bandaids

  • Spare contacts/solution

  • Cologne

  • Hand cream

  • Shaving kit

  • Sewing kit

  • Tide pen/Shout wipes

  • Extra Cuff Links

  • Extra pair of socks

  • Shoe shine towelettes

  • Lint roller

  • Phone charger

When should you start prepping?

We recommend you start working on this in the month leading up to your wedding. It can sometimes take a while to get everything together, but you certainly don't want to throw it together the night before. Sometimes couples will delegate this task to the maid of honor and/or best man.

Looking for a packing list? Pin this one to print later.

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