Wedding day bridal/emergency kits. Did you have one? What item did you use?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My bridesmaids made a HUGE emergency kit for my wedding (they know me too well!) and I honestly don’t even know what all was in there.  A bunch of stuff got used though, including the gatorade (for our groomsman who got really drunk), Advil, super glue (to repair a picture frame my MIL broke before the ceremony), sewing kit, bandaids, and I’m sure there was other stuff that was used which I wasn’t even aware of!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@CarterLove:  I had one, and the only thing I used was the Shout wipes!  We had a first look and did photos before hand, including a stop at a local park.  My dress got a bit dirty at the bottom, but the Shout wipes saved the day. : )

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had one, as did each of my bridesmaids. I think the only things that got used were the bobby pins 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

OK – from my 2 weddings and my 4 DDs weddings this is what got used (so don’t go nuts on this stuff, it is a waste of money)

Static guard (lifesaver), bobby pins, hairspray, tide pen/shout wipes were the biggies.  For my last DD’s wedding this coming June I will have a sewing kit with thread to match the BM dress and hers for “just in case”, and I got some double sided tape stuff just in case any alterations aren’t spot on.  I don’t want any boobies making an appearance if you know what I mean. (one of her girls has ginormous boobies) you DON”T need mints, extra lip gloss, and all that other crap you read about.  Your BM’s will have what they need in their purses just like they do every day.

More than half of the stuff you see on lists on the internet is not needed at all.   Think about prom – what did you REALLY need for an emergency when you went to prom?  It is usually right in your purse.  I think someone in the wedding industry came up with this idea to suck more money from brides and their girls.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@CarterLove:  I didn’t have one but there were two items that I think you must have. 1) Safety pins. A pickup in  my dress came out when I stepped on it and the safety pin saved me. 

2) Bobby pins – I WISH I’d brought some. A strand of hair came undone and my mom had to cross her fingers that the bobby pin she was pulling out to fix it wouldn’t mess it up even more. In the end it worked out, but extra bobby pins would have been lovely.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The items heavily used out of mine were:

– tic tacs

– bandaids

– hair spray

– the little bottle of vodka (LOL!)

– advil

– tums

– bobby pins

– tissues

Include snacks; I would have sold my soul for a granola bar halfway through the day!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I will have the standard bobby pins, shout wipes and needle/thread combo.

Also, if you think you may have “dress falling down” issue, get carpet tape. Its in the hardware department and works wonders. Its essentially souble sided duct tape.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

deodorant and baby powder. safety pins. Tums.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

The only thing I really used the day of was scissors! We were doing a little DIY decorating, so we used them for that, but even other stuff–like, cutting the rubber band on my bouquet, cutting open some packaging, etc.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

@CarterLove:  One of my BM’s put a massive one together, but we didn’t end up using much. The 3 things I remember using are:

  • Alka Seltzer for the groom’s hangover
  • Scissors!! I can’t remember specifically what we used them for, but we used them several times
  • Bandaids

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