Post # 1
I guess because I love another excuse for enjoying myself with the bridal obsession, I am considering putting together a, like, wedding-day emergency kit. Some of the things suggested by the (wacked out bridal magazines), for overly-enthusiastic brides like me, include:
• double-sided clear tape: like Hollywood Fashion Tape, to keep dress in place, or lift drooping hems, etc
• white gaffer’s tape, to faux-mend rips (??!!)
• mini sewing kit with safety pins, thread and needle
• breath mints, advil, tissues, blotting paper, band-aids
• your lipstick, small vial of perfume, etc
Anyone? Did you do this?
But…. who totes this around all day??
Or did you wedge it all into a clutch/purse?
Or is this just overkill to the Nth degree?
Post # 3
Ya I’ve started making one too. I’ve included everything you’ve got plus toothbrush and toothpaste (okay, gross I know – but I may vomit from nerves), a lint roller, a pencil (the graphite can help if you have a stuck zipper), Tums, Tylenol, and a pair of pliers (you never know!!!)
Post # 4
I must say that none of this is overkill to the Nth degree. I personally like the knot’s emergency kit list. I added a few things of my own to the ‘day of emergency kit’ that I took to my friend’s wedding in July. Here is a link to the knot’s list:
I will say that I added Shout! wipes (which saved the date incidentally – right before pictures started my friend realized she had something on her dress and my Shout! wipes saved the day), granola bars, hand sanitizer and a travel sized lotion. I had most of the things the knot recommends, and some thing it didn’t but came in handy. I used a small tote that I bought at the dollar store to keep it all in for the day of. I was not her Maid/Matron of Honor, just a bridesmaid, but I am the sort who plans ahead for any situation (and boy was she glad I did!). Your Maid/Matron of Honor or a responsible bridesmaid, or heck, your mother even could be in charge of putting this kit together and keeping it nearby during the big day. Definitely worth everything I put into it! 🙂 Not ridiculously expensive either – if you go to the travel size area of your local Target/Walmart/Grocery, you should find small versions of most of the things you will need, including Shout! wipes. 🙂
The Always Prepared,
P.S. I also dropped a couple of individually packaged Benadryl (especially useful if it’s an outdoor wedding as allergic reactions can be brutal), Imodium, Tylenol and Tums into my emergency bag. You never know WHAT the big day may bring for you and your girls! 🙂
Post # 5
I agree about Tums and Shout Wipes. I’d also say a small bottle of hair spray, bobby pins. Clear nail polish!
Post # 6
Safety pins were a lifesaver. I didn’t have them, but my DOC and reception coordinator did. The halter strap on my gown broke, and they pinned it back. I would have seen out for the night!
Post # 7
I actually just went to the grocery store today to get all these things. I got the chewable Rolaids. They’re yummy. 🙂 I couldn’t find the Shout Wipes so I got the pen thing.
I don’t know yet where I’m going to keep all of these things!
Post # 8
good tips, ladies — thanks!!
Post # 9
I know the knot has a great list somewhere.
Post # 10
I put all of mine in a cute tote bag. It held all of the items plus my flip-flops and touch-up make-up. One of my college roomates who was not in the bridal party agreed to help man purses and cameras for my bridal party and she was more than happy to hold on to my totebag as well!
The only things I really used were the safety pins, double sided tape, and the shout pen to get raspberry filling out of my dress! Although, I know my mom used several other items for guests who had “issues” at the reception.
Post # 11
As the Maid/Matron of Honor in 2 weddings, I took this responsibility on–
blow dryer, saftery pins, depderant, chapstick, tide pen/clorox pen if dress is white, immodium, alieve, clear nailpolish, needle and thread, pen and paper, bobby pins, hairspray, bandaids, etc
All the items listed, I used in one wedding or both.
Post # 12
I am gonna have an emergency kit for sure. If you have some extra money and want to avoid the hassle of going out and buying all those things, theknot.com and other wedding websites sell the entire kit. I’m considering just buying one, I believe they’re $50 which is a bit expensive but they go on sale regularly.
Post # 13
Oh, forgot to mention, I’ll have a suite at the venue so I won’t have to carry the tote around but if I weren’t staying there I’d have someone else carry the bag for me.
Post # 14
I’ll have a small one just because I’m paranoid.
Post # 15
I was in a wedding and we used a sewing kit, double-sided tape and advil. I would definitely agree with everything that’s been said about other items to add! If you have no where to put it, maybe you could store it under one of your tables at the reception? Or in a car? We’re having our wedding and reception in my fiance’s grandparents backyard so luckily I don’t have to worry about that.
Post # 16
I voted no, but only because my photog has a rolling small suitcase with EVERYTHING in it that we get full use of. She’s seriously amazing.