Post # 1
Hello Everyone! I’m getting married next weekend (YAY!) and I JUST remembered that I need to have a Day of Emergency Kit. (Yes, I’m stressing out this week). I have been racking my brain ALL MORNING and I only have "lipstick" on my list. I’m having a brain meltdown and/or a mental block because I cannot get past lipstick!
Can you help and give me some recommendations for useful things I need in my kit? I’d like to make it this weekend and get that project done.
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chalk (to cover up any scuffs on your dress), baby powder (hair touchups and to protect your skin from any beading on your dress), aspirin, peptobismul, hairspray, makeup remover, q-tips (for makeup touchups/smearing), clear nail polish (hosiery runs, nail touchups), facial oil blotting papers, bandaids (cuts or shoes rubbing)…
I’m thinking, I’ll come back with more. I’m a seasoned maid of honor/bridesmaid!
Post # 5
I’d add "white chalk" to the list, in order to cover up any mishaps on your gown!
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Bobby pins (someones hair is always collapsing), safety pins (someones dress is always falling apart-lets hope not yours!), static guard spray
Post # 7
Straws and bottled water, rubberbands, a nice looking hanger to replace the cheap plastic one that comes with the dress, tape, bout/corsage pins, band aids (and a small first aid kit), extra pen, shout wipes for starters.
Post # 8
I like Bounce dryer sheets – works as well as static guard – you just rub them on your nylons. For me I would also include Benadryl and hand lotion.
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Post # 10
Assign the kits to a bridesmaid, one less thing for you to have to do! No need to buy a fancy one, you can make your own.
In addition to the info above, add:
-Scissors, a travel sewing kit, flip flops (in case your heels are killing you half way through), tampons/pads (you NEVER know), scotch tape (for easy fixing of loose hems if you don’t have time to sew), gum, breathmints
Also make sure to put together a kit for the guys:
-Duplicate some of the things from your kit that they might need. Add a pair of black socks (someone always forgets theirs), deodorant, hair gel
Post # 11
In addition to everyone else’s great ideas, I’dd add tissue, handi-wipes or baby wipes, a compact mirror, a small towel (to put over your dress during make-up and hair touch-ups), and a straw (so as not to mess up your lipstick when you drink water as you get ready).
I’d also bring all your make-up and not just your lipstick.
Post # 12
A small travel sewing kit with thread the color of your dress, the BMs, FGs and the Mothers. Also toss in some thread for the guys cloths too! Who knows when somone is going to pop a button or a zipper break.
Big and small Safety Pins. Bustles are notorious for not holding up. You need large, strong safety pins to hold the weight if a tie breaks. the small ones are good for everything from brogken zippers to holding sashes in place.
Hair wax – this is agreat way to get any strays back in the do or tone down the frizzies without it looking heavy.
Nylons, an extra pair for you if you are wearing them and maybe another for the BM with the big hole in the knee.
Hand lotion – so that your hands don’t look dry in those pictures – also works in a pinch on your legs for static cling – Oh a travel can of Static Guard would be helpful too
Aspirin! – For whomever is hung over or stressed. As well as soem sort of antacid (tums, etc)
Dry cleaning spot clean kit. Dryell makes one and I’ve seen one on Martha that is supposed to be great.
What the other ladies mentioned as well.
Post # 13
Wow – Thank you all so very much! Great lists!!! I can’t wait to get home from work and start this project.
Post # 14
With all the women involved, with the stress and hormones of the big day, its good to have an extra around "just in case"
Post # 15
I would also get a little jar of vaseline. Use a Q-tip and rub some vaseline onto your gums right above your teeth. This keeps your lips from sticking to your gums after you are smiling for hours!
Post # 16
What I put in emergency kits for my clients is.
Lipstick, vaseline, translucent powder in a sifter jar with a little powder puff, blotting papers, disposable lipstick applicators, breath mints, tylenol or advil, clear nail varnish, travel pack of kleenex, mini sewing kit with extra saftey pins, bobby pins, hair wax, hair spray, colleyeur blue eyedrops, band-aids, hollywood tape and a little coin / money purse so she can pop a credit card or cash in there – just in case.
Everything is in sample sizes or has been decanted into little travel jars that are clearly labelled. I dont put tampons etc in because Im giving these kits to clients and I think giving tampons etc crosses the line of professionalism, I do however always carry them in my kit inside my clear first aid kit and if I bride needs them I’ll give them to her.