Tips From Real Weddings | Wedding Emergency Kit

emergency kit

It never fails. There is always a point during the wedding day someone goes in search of safety pins, aspirin, tape ... something. At Claire and Chris' wedding, the girls had an emergency kit and were prepared for whatever happened. Bridemaids, if you want to be a rockstar, take care of putting an emergency kit together for the bride.


  • Medicine (aspirin, tylenol, antacids, allergy/sinus, anti-diarrheal): Everyone needs to feel their best.
  • Bandaids: You never know when someone will get stuck with a corsage pin or the ring bearer will fall down.
  • Blister pads: You'll be wearing those shoes all day long, and most likely this is the first time you've worn them.
  • Eye drops/contact solution
  • Q-Tips
  • Tissues (lots of them!)
  • Breath mints
  • Small fan: If you're getting married in the summer, bring a small fan. This will help you cool off under your skirt, because it gets hot. Trust me, you'll thank me.


Because accidents happen.

  • Chalk: Covers up smudges and smears on your wedding dress.
  • Double-sided garment tape: It not only fixes a hem quick, but also hides bra straps and keeps fabrics in place.
  • Hair dryer: In case water (or sweat in the South), gets on your dress.
  • Krazy Glue: A quick fix for nails, shoes and even jewelry.
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Scissors
  • Shoe shine wipes: After going outside for pictures, it's a good idea to wipe down the girl's and guy's shoes before the ceremony.
  • Stain remover: A Tide To Go stick is a must. Keep it around during the reception too in case punch or food gets spilled.
  • Static cling spray
  • Steamer
  • Tampons/sanitary napkins
  • Tape
  • Black marker

Stay Pretty

  • Shine blotting papers: Keep these close by if you're taking pictures out in the heat.
  • Brush
  • Dental floss and toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant wipes
  • Hair spray
  • Lotion
  • Nail file and clippers
  • Nail polish in the color you're wearing and clear
  • Powder
  • Tweezers
  • Lint remover
  • Touch-up makeup


All ways keep extras of these around.

  • Bobby pins/ponytail holders
  • Safety pins
  • Cufflinks
  • Corsage pins
  • Earrings
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Matches
  • Mirrors: With girls getting ready, there can never be enough mirrors.


For me, food is an emergency!

  • Plenty of water bottles
  • Straws
  • For the water. You don't want to mess up your lipstick or risk spilling it.
  • Granola and energy bars: Sometimes, there's just not enough time to eat or you don't feel like a real meal. This will help everyone keep their energy up.

I'm sure I left something out. What's your essentials for a wedding day emergency kit?