911: Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

by Lisa Beth Miller

Regardless of the meticulous planning that goes into a wedding day, minor mishaps can sometimes pop up. Creating an emergency kit for your wedding day can help you to tackle those pesky issues. A bride can create her own kit or delegate the task to her mother or maid of honor.

Here are a few ideas for items to include! Tuck them into a pretty bag.

This pencil pouch from R. Riveter is a great option for your emergency wedding kit.


  • Sewing Kit: just in case of minor tears or popped buttons!
  • Nail File
  • Lotion
  • Oil Absorbing Sheets: to keep makeup fresh
  • Sunscreen: especially for outdoor pictures!
  • Tide to Go Pen
  • Tampons
  • Dental Floss
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mints
  • Benadryl : in case of unexpected allergic reactions.
  • Bobby Pins
  • Granola Bars: so many brides forget to eat.
  • Mouth Wash
  • Clear Nail Polish : Can be used to fix chipped nails, runs in stockings, or even buttons on suit coats that are about to fall off.
  • Chapstick
  • Advil (or another pain reliever)
  • Fabric Tape: Just in case a hem starts to fall on anyone’s clothing.
  • Earring Backs
  • Eye Drops
  • Safety Pins
  • Tissues
  • Hair Spray

These are just a few general ideas. Obviously, the contents of the emergency bag can be personalized to include items specific to the bride (such as a favorite snack, a religious item, a sentimental keepsake). If time does not allow for gathering all of these goodies, many bridal shops sell pre-made emergency kits as well.

It is always best to be prepared, even on your wedding day!

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