No matter how organized you are and how much planning you’ve done before the wedding, you should always expect the unexpected. And an emergency kit for your wedding day is the best way to prepare.
If building your own kit, start at least two or three months before the wedding so you can gather the items over time. This allows you to consider the possible needs of your close friends and family. Designate someone to be responsible for the emergency kit, bringing it from location to location and keeping it readily available.
Suggested emergency kit items:
- Blotting papers
- Bobby pins
- Bottle of water
- Clear nail polish
- Nail file
- Feminine products
- Hand lotion
- Hand sanitizer
- Lipstick or lip gloss
- Pain reliever
- Safety pins
- Small lint brush
- Super glue
- Sewing Kit with scissors
- Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks
- Straws (you don’t want to mess up your lipstick)
- Chalk, tied for easy packing, hides scuffs and marks on white leather and fabrics.
You will also want to make a list of items to carry in your purse.
- Cell phone
- Handkerchief or tissues
- Lip gloss or lipstick to match makeup
- Nail file
One of the great advantages to hiring a day-of coordinator is the extensive emergency kit this professional brings to every wedding. Your coordinator will carry glue and staple guns, floral wire, hundreds of safety pins, fasteners, packing tape, lighters, scissors and more – there is nothing the kit can’t handle!
So remember, either put your emergency kit in the hands of a professional or start putting
yours together early and you’ll be prepared for anything!