The "Oh CRAP Bag"

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
2134 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Include a sewing kit…I never in a million years thought we’d use it, but we totally did.

Post # 4
825 posts
Busy bee

Second the sewing kit. The number of times as a bridesmaid I’ve seen one used for the bride…

Post # 5
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have bug spray on my list of things not to forget, but that may not be as relevant to brides not in the South! Wink

Post # 6
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

These may fit under your “etc” section but I figure it doesn’t hurt to mention them, and aside from great ideas already mentioned: Chapstick, unscented/fragranced lotion, tampons, pads (the last two just in case for anyone), Neosporin or Campho-Phenique which comes in liquid or gel for those who are allergic to sporins, FYI stuff smells horrible for a few minutes but fades and does it’s job for those allergic to sporins.

A few funny little toy type things the bride would laugh at or enjoy, so if things get stressful you can whip one out and make her crack up. 🙂  Favorite characters from cartoons, a slinky, those little animals that swell in water (great for the breakdown in the bathroom “watch this… now tell me what’s wrong”), whatever you think would cheer/destress/make the bride laugh.

Post # 7
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dr. Scholls heel grips. I was SO GLAD one of my bridesmaids brought a pack of 3 pairs to my wedding. They all were used!

Post # 8
2534 posts
Sugar bee

A piece of chalk! A lot of bridal stores actually recommend it as it is good for hiding small stains on the bride’s dress in an emergency!

Post # 9
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Compeed Blister plasters, blotting paper & dry shampoo. 

Post # 10
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada


antacid tablets (I totally used these – bubbly, not a lot of food and nerves combo)


hand fan (it can get hot in a wedding dress)

extra pins for up do’s

safety pins is a must

wine gums or other jelly sweets for instant sugar kick and energy

straws so lipstick doesn’t smudge

tampons and pads


water bottles

Post # 11
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I put together my own emergency bag and included;

a bottle of water
straws (so the bride can stay hydrated and not ruin her lipstick while getting ready)
heel gels pads (for in your shoes)
eye drops!!
fancy pocket tissues
tampons and pads
mini hairspray
bobby pins
a chocolate bar
a mini sewing kit
white chalk
finishing powder (just incase she sweats off any makeup)
hollywood tape
nail file (incase one chips, breaks etc)
cotton buds (great for fixing any makeup smudges)
phone charger and cord 

Post # 12
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Stain removing wipes. These were a god send when I stood on muddy grass barefoot and got a whopping big stain on the front of my dress! You couldn’t even tell afterwards!

Post # 13
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yup, wet-wipes – they’re great for getting stains out at a pinch. 

Post # 14
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Kiznym:  Tissues and/or wet wipes, lip balm, basic makeup (lip gloss and eyeliner/mascara), water, some roll up ballet flats (for when the heels become too much to handle):

And plastic bags/old shopping bags.

Post # 15
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ok saving!

Post # 16
641 posts
Busy bee

Mints and toothpicks. Getting food stuck in your teeth suuuuuuuucks.

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