Post # 1
hey bees!! I wanted to know your opinions on the bridesmaid survival kit?? are they necessary? I prefer to make my own rather than buy them at 20 bucks a piece.
Is it necessary for each bridesmaid to have their OWN survival kit? or would it be ok to make one big basket full of survival kit items for all the girls to share. (4 bridesmaids) Instead of buying multiple travel size items I would buy for example: One regular size hair spray, alot of bobby pins, a full bottle of pain reliever etc…
what do you think??
Post # 3
I think you would be fine having the girls share.
ETA: from previous posts I have read, aside from getting ready, survival kits are rarely used during the actual wedding. Foe my self, the only thing I would need after getting ready would be bobby pins and Advil.
Post # 4
Have everyone share and don’t get carried away with it! We had so much unnecessary stuff in my girls’ kits it was ridiculous. Some hairspray, couple of safety pins, a bobby pin, a tide stick, and a piece of chalk in case there is a smudge on the dress and you are good to go. People carry their own breath mints and makeup for touchups. Don’t let the bridal industry suck your wallet dry on this.
Post # 6
You can make your own or buy one of those “minimergency” kits that were everywhere last Christmas. I bought a few for friends and ended up bringing the spare to a wedding I was just in (you would just need to add bobby pins and safeTy pins. I used the stain remover but other than that, nothing else. the bride was very generous and also bought us pashminas, clutches, a bracelet, kleenex, lipgloss and a mirror for touch ups. They were all useful too.
Post # 7
I have a giant emergency kit for the wedding….it’s a suitcase, I’m not kidding…but I wanted to be prepared and my mother went a little overboard…
We have :
Deodarant, hair spray, face blotters, wet wipes, imodium, gravol, condoms (my mom’s joke lol), benadryl (FI is allergic to bee stings), mouth wash, floss, etc etc etc……we are fully prepared for anything that can happen….
Post # 8
I only had bobby pins and pain reliever on hand. I don’t think the rest is usually necessary. Cute… But unnecessary.
Post # 9
@MrsBeck: I’m seeing a trend here. Must be a Wisconsin thing 🙂 lol
Post # 10
Depends on what exactly is “in” this kit
Post # 11
@sharky: Bridesmaid or Best Man survival kits are kind of unnecessary and they are only there to be a cute little touch, so I think you’ll be fine with one. I mean if you’re old enough to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man (junior bms possibly excluded) then you’re old enough to bring your own adderall and bobby pins, right? I think you should fill the basket with emergency items like stain remover, safety pins, concealer, extra stockings (I know, but runs happen) etc. rather than things like lipgloss, which are cute but something that the girls would probably bring to themselves. With the exception of the stockings they can all be used communally. Well, I guess two BMs could use one pair of stockings in place of a get along shirt.
Post # 12
I’ve always felt they were uneccessary. Is it really *that* hard for people to keep it together for 8 hours without a specialty kit to save them? Sounds like another way to get brides to spend money to me!
Post # 14
I got a Bridesmaid or Best Man survival kit list off of various sites, and just purchased what I thought was necessary for us to share the day of. I may have gotten a few too many things, but I have since been able to use some of the items for vacations or short trips.
If a certain Bridesmaid or Best Man has needs or wants, I’d say let her buy whatever it is she wants. No sense in buying several bottles of something such as Tylenol when you could buy a bigger bottle and all share.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@sharky: Personally I think they’re a waste of money. My day-of coordinator brought a survival kit and we didn’t use it at all. if you want to create something for everyone to share, that’s a good idea – I really do think separate Bridesmaid or Best Man survival kits are unnecessary.