By Riley & Grey|Wedding Planning|July 14, 2023

Essential Items for Your Bridal Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Photo by Faruk Tokluoğlu

Picture-perfect wedding days are what we all aim for, and what will likely live on in our memories when looking back on this special day. But, we all have that friend who’s going to bust a seam or forget a hair tie, or a dehydrated bride who feels a headache coming on. The unexpected is pretty expected as far as weddings are concerned, so putting together a bridal emergency kit ensures you’re prepared for most any last-minute situations. Use this list as a guide while you consider what you want in your own emergency kit. This is also a great task to delegate to your bridesmaid, mom, or future mother-in-law that’s been asking to help out.

Beauty and Makeup Essentials

Lipstick or lip gloss: Keep a shade similar to the one you're wearing on your wedding day.

Blotting paper: Helps control shine and keep your makeup looking fresh.

Compact mirror: For quick touch-ups throughout the day.

Clear nail polish: Ideal for fixing runs in stockings or chipped nails.

Hairspray: Tame flyaways and keep your hairstyle intact.

Bobby pins and hair ties: Essential for securing loose strands or making quick hairstyle adjustments.

Oil-blotting sheets: Perfect for combating excess oil on your face.

Clothing and Accessories

Safety pins: Handy for fixing any clothing mishaps or securing loose buttons.

Sewing kit: Include needles, thread (in various colors), and scissors for minor clothing repairs.

Fashion tape: Keeps clothing and accessories in place, preventing any wardrobe malfunctions.

Extra stockings: In case of runs or tears, it's best to have a spare pair.

Shoe inserts or gel pads: Provide comfort and prevent any shoe-related discomfort.

Extra earring backs: In case one goes missing or breaks.

Personal Care

Pain relievers: Have some over-the-counter pain medication on hand for headaches or muscle pain.

Band-Aids: For minor cuts or blisters.

Antacid tablets: Useful if you experience indigestion or heartburn.

Breath mints: Keep your breath fresh throughout the day.

Tissues: Have a small pack for emotional moments or unexpected tears.

Deodorant or antiperspirant: Stay fresh and confident all day long.

Practical Supplies

Mini sewing scissors: Useful for cutting stray threads or opening packages.

Super glue: Ideal for fixing broken accessories or decorations.

Clear tape: Multipurpose item for various quick fixes.

Stain remover pen or wipes: Handle any spills or stains on your dress promptly.

Extra batteries: Ensure your electronic devices are always powered up.

Phone charger: Keep your phone juiced up to stay connected and capture special moments.

Miscellaneous Items

Snacks: Carry a few non-perishable snacks to keep your energy levels up.

Water bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the day. Please.

Straws: Prevent smudging lipstick while sipping drinks.

Mini umbrella: Be prepared for unexpected weather changes.

A bridal wedding day emergency kit is a bride's secret weapon for tackling unexpected situations with grace and ease. By packing the essential items mentioned above, you'll be well-prepared to handle any wardrobe malfunctions, makeup mishaps, or personal care emergencies that may arise on your special day. Preparation is key, and having this emergency kit by your side will help ensure your wedding day is as smooth and stress-free as possible.