What not to forget on your big day
As I mentioned in my post about the Top 10 Most Easily Forgotten Wedding Details, a wedding day emergency kit is crucial in order to take care of last-minute mishaps that may occur. A few articles I also found to be useful during my hunt for useful wedding day emergency kit items are The Must-Have Wedding Day Emergency Kit by The Wedding Shoppe and What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit by Mind & Beauty.
1. Sewing Kit
Items that should be included in your sewing kit include a pair of scissors, safety pins, and a needle and thread with thread that either matches your dress and your bridesmaids dresses or are similar.
2. Clear and Colored Nail Polish
Because there will be so much prep work going into your wedding day and prep work done the morning of, it is always a good idea to carry extra polish the color that you will be wearing in to repair chips. Clear nail polish is also a good idea to have for a top coat over your colored nail polish, but it can also stop runs in nylon fabrics and tights.
The days leading up to your wedding day will be stressful and packed full of last minute details that must be attended to. Because of this, most brides find that they will have less of an appetite or none at all. Many brides I have been with on the morning of their wedding find that as they finishing up their personal preparations and the to-do list begins shortening, their appetite comes back! Even though you may not feel like eating as you pack your emergency kit, it would be wise to bring a small snack in case this phenomenon happens to you.
After getting your makeup spot-on for your big moment, it never fails that your mouth will immediately go dry and there is NO WAY your makeup artist will let you drink out of a cup, bottle or can without a straw at the risk of messing up your perfectly lined and colored lips. Since most bridal suites do not typically have straws readily available, be sure to include one in your kit.
5. Hair Accessories
Every girl has experienced the trauma of needing a bobby pin or hair tie and not been able to find one. Be sure to pack extra of these items to ensure this does not happen on your wedding day! Also make sure you have packed any barrettes or hair pieces you would like your hair stylist to incorporate in your wedding do.
6. Makeup Remover and Q-Tips
Even though we would like to think our eyeliner will be on point for our wedding day on the first try, this is very rarely the case. But maybe, just maybe, if you come prepared for a redo it will go on perfectly the first time and there will be no need for a second try!
Weddings are a very emotional time not only for the bride and groom, but also the bridal party and for close family members. Having an extra pack of tissues for the bridal suite as well as a few for your bridesmaids to carry for you and themselves can help you let out needed emotions and keep your makeup in tact.
8. Pain relief Medicine and Band Aids
The last thing you want to be thinking about as you walk down the isle is your splitting headache or the blisters you are getting from your shoes. Be sure to pack some pain medication and band aids as well as any other pain remedy you prefer to ensure you can be in the moment without painful distractions during your wedding.
9. Perfume and Deodorant
Trying to combat stress sweat will most likely be a part of your wedding day. Make sure to include a clear deodorant and your wedding day perfume in your kit and that you have easy access to it throughout the day.
10. Breath Mints
After all of those pre-wedding snacks you’re going to want to use breath mints before saying I Do. There’s nothing like a minty fresh kiss to seal the deal as you’re being pronounced man and wife!
There will inevitably be something missing from your kit that you will wish you had, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that you have married the love of your life. Enjoy your day and live in the moment. 🙂