What to Put In A Wedding Survival Kit: Ideas for Wedding Emergency

Have you thought about a wedding day survival kit for your wedding? You should – But are you wondering what to put in a wedding survival kit? There was a bit of chaos at one wedding I attended (just a little though) because the frantic bride was so worried about a stain on her dress just a few minutes before the start of her wedding ceremony. She must have gotten that stain somewhere and she had become almost hysterical, only minutes before she had to walk down the aisle!

Everybody in the room was looking for a solution to calm her down and if it wasn’t for one wise bridesmaid, who brought along with her a bridesmaid survival kit – which contained some wedding emergency must-haves, the bride might not have made it down the aisle. Needless to say, that bridesmaid was the hero and saved the day.

That’s why I always talk to the bridesmaid or the maid of honor and recommend having a wedding survival kit – which is not only for the emergency needs of the bride but also for the wedding party.

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Of course, when you lose one button during the wedding ceremony, you cannot just easily find and sew one back. In times like these, you can always go to your survival kit for help. To help you, here are some wedding survival kit ideas..

I suggest that you list down the possible things that can help you out in any wedding emergency situation. Broken high heels, lost buttons, fallen brooch, loose hairdos – you surely wouldn’t want these to happen – but at least you are prepared for them. If you are packing a wedding day survival kit for the bride, then your wedding day survival kit items should include:

  • Thread and needle
  • Double sided tape
  • Fabric paints or white chalk to cover stains on the wedding dress
  • ‘Wipe and go’ stain remover
  • Safety pins
  • Packaging tape or duct tape
  • Static guard
  • Super glue
  • Small scissors
  • Wet hand wipes
  • Facial tissues
  • Medicines – for diarrhea, headache, dizziness; some pain reliever, antacid and other emergency meds
  • Cotton buds
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Tampons
  • Hair brush
  • Makeup kit for retouches
  • Band aids (useful for blisters)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Lip gloss
  • Hankies
  • Eye drops
  • Bobbie pins and hair clips
  • Cash  (you never know when you might need to bribe someone!)

Indeed, there are little accidents that may happen before and during the wedding celebration and it’s always good that you have prepared something to be able to make everything alright.

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Bridesmaid Survival Kit for Weddings 

Even for bridesmaids, I also recommend having a small wedding day survival kit. You can use it for yourself or share it with the bride if an emergency arises. Like that of the bride’s survival kit, it is always good to take note of little things that can save your day if emergency strikes. From makeup kits to a safety pin or super glue – they sure can be very useful and even a life-saver!

Wedding Maid of Honor Survival Kit

On the other hand, if you are the maid of honor, you will need that emergency kit for you and the bride. Remember that you are the one nearest and closest to the bride at all times during the ceremony, as well as the reception party, and you are also the one that the bride should call on to when it comes to her needs, Prepare your survival kit as early as possible.

In packing your kit, always keep in mind the things that the bride might need. Bobby pins, breath freshener, deodorant, perfume, hand sanitizer and softener, band aids, tissues, medicines, sewing kit, super glue, instant stain remover, nail polish remover and makeup kit are just among the things that you would most likely need if beauty disaster strikes during the wedding.

One thing that I also recommend when packing your wedding emergency survival kit is to ask the bride for her preferences and things that she might need during the day, especially when it comes to health and beauty needs. This way, you can ward off disasters during the big day.

Do you have fears of what might happen during your big day? With a survival kit, you will certainly feel more confident and relaxed.

Got any interesting wedding disaster stories? Funny incidents? Comment and let us know, we always love hearing from you.

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