Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
Wedding is 40 days away! (YAAAY)
The Knot prompted me to make a “day of emergency kit” but when I started thinking about it I realized I wasn’t sure what I should stick in there.
So far, I’ve got:
- Needle & Thread
I realize this is probably not really going to cover all eventualities – just the ones I’m most worried about.
So, what am I missing? What was in your kit? Anything you ended up needing that you forgot?
Post # 2
I had a few things, as my wedding day was super hot!! You may not need them!
Chafe balm (comes in a thing like a teeny roll on deodorant)
those anti-shine facial powder blotting wipe things (sorry, the name escapes me, but I’m hoping you get the gist!!)
Have an amazing wedding day!
Post # 3
Some things that I could think of besides the ones listed above are:
– fast drying fabric glue
– super glue (for tiara or head piece embelishments that may fall off)
– quick stain remover
– safety pins
Post # 4
Breath mints! My best friend got married a couple weeks ago and so many people in the wedding party kept asking for breath mints.
A pair of scissors — these came in handy several times throughout the morning.
Post # 5
I had a bunch of stuff in mine, but I will tell post what I actually used:
Safety pins (used on my bustle as one of the strings broke during dancing)
Chafe Balm (I used megababe)
CBD body oil (used on my feet so I could wear heels all day!)
Grasshoppers (put on my heels so I could walk in the grass for pictures)
Pepto Bismol (seriously chugged this whole bottle)
Small scissors (to cut away threads on my dress)
Two sided sticky tape (didn’t use on my dress, but the BM’s used it!)
Post # 6
Things other bees haven’t (specifically) mentioned:
- Dove invisible spray deodorant – several women used it, including me, after putting our dresses on
- Drip drop packets – a few people in our bridal party got a little too crazy at our rehearsal dinner
- RX bars – emergency sugar/calories for someone who didn’t eat quite enough during the day. One of my friends had to eat one right before her ceremony because she felt like she was going to pass out, and it totally helped!
- Mini toothbrush and toothpaste for you to use right after dinner
I bought all of the above on Target and returned what I didn’t use after the wedding!
Post # 7
I was scrambling to put mine together in the 10 minutes before we had to leave for the ceremony. I had my friend do my makeup so my kit centered around touch ups in case everything melted, which I didn’t end up really needing.
needle and thread
eye shadow and small brush for touch ups (never used)
concealer for touch ups (never used)
pressed powder with little mirror (never used)
flase eyeshadow glue (never used)
face blotting sheets (used)
pereoleum jelly (for blisters or irritation)
Comfortable sandals (changed into them for last 2 hours of reception)
red eye drops
extra contact lenses
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
My mom literally had a suitcase full of stuff. If you Google wedding day emergency kit list you’ll find several examples
Post # 9
I don’t remember everything I had in my kit but I think the only thing I actually ended up using were the cotton swabs and lipstick.
Post # 10
Keep in mind that your “day of emergency kit” isn’t necessarily limited to emergency items. The main point of the kit is to feel prepared on your wedding day, so you’re not stressing about things that can be planned for in advance. For example, non-physical items are often overlooked, but should absolutely be considered in your “day of kit” as they can make a huge difference. A few examples include:
- Designating someone to check your hair and makeup throughout the day
- Having a pre-determined list of must-have photos
- Making sure your engagement ring is clean
- Organizing any day-of vendor payments into envelopes and designating someone to physically pay them
Of course, a few physical items are also necessary to have on hand, so along with the great suggestions already listed, here are a few more items that I’ve seen come in handy again and again:
- Surge protector
- Phone charger
- Hanger for your dress
- An extra pair of shoes
- Re-usable straws (so you don’t smudge your lipstick)
- Travel size tissue packs (expect some tears)
The suggested lists you find online are overwhelming (and often unnecessary), so instead of trying to pack everything you can think of, consider your particular circumstances to see what makes the most sense for you. In an effort to avoid stress by packing an emergency kit, you don’t want to create more stress by overdoing it!
If you want to see a more complete list and the reasoning behind each item, I created a blog to cover this topic in more detail.
The next 40 days will fly by! Enjoy your wedding! I’m sure it will be amazing. =)
Post # 11
teamroro : I had so much in the “Oh Shit Kit” which I made for my sister’s wedding, then used for mine and then my best friend. I don’t think we (luckily!) used any of it, but I was glad we had it on hand. We had blister plasters, eyelash glue, super glue, mints, cereal bars, dental floss, painkillers, immodium, sewing kit, dextrose tablets, migraine cool strips. Too much I can’t even remember!
Post # 12
Bobby pins and a small can of hairspray for quick hair fixes.
Post # 13
A lot of really great suggestions from other bees already… just to add that I only used a few things from my kit… tide pen, hem tape, lipstick, bobby pins, safety pin, hairspray (great for quick static removal too, when my dress layers were clinging), icebreakers mints, roll up flats (my wedding heels were killing me by the reception!), extra earring backs.
We also had little emergency kits in the bathroom of our venue with some advil/tylenol, mints, combs, and tampons/pads for our guests just in case. I bought everything at the dollar store, and it was a nice little addition.