(Closed) bridesmaid survival kit

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Should I get ONE survival kit or one kit for EACH bridesmaid??
    each bridesmaid should have their own kit : (8 votes)
    29 %
    just get one for everyone to share! : (11 votes)
    39 %
    bridesmaids survival kits are a total waste of money! : (9 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    3769 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 # 5
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Bumping! Great advice! 🙂

    Post # 6
    1366 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    7272 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MmeSilverBullet:  +1 

    I only had bobby pins and pain reliever on hand. I don’t think the rest is usually necessary. Cute… But unnecessary.

    Post # 10
    1791 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Depends on what exactly is “in” this kit 

    Post # 11
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @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
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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.

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