(Closed) Survival Kits

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 5
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@pyma: I know, and it fits in the palm of your hands!!  I was pretty excited about it, too.

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee

I made one for my friend when I was her Maid/Matron of Honor. I bought a bunch of stuff at Walmart & CVS, organized it in plastic baggies and put it in a cute case bought from Michaels. Here’s my list (I also put a * next to the ones that I actually had to use)


  • Shout wipes
  • Packing tape
  • Double-sided tape**
  • Sewing kit (w/ scissor)

  • Safety pins**


  • Mirror
  • Tissues**
  • Blotting papers**
  • Q-tips
  • Tweezers
  • Makeup remover wipes


  • Comb
  • Bobby Pins**
  • Hairspray**
  • Hair ties


  • Floss
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Gum
  • Mints**


  • Nail file
  • Clippers
  • Clear Nail Polish


  • Band-Aid Blister Blocks
  • Blister Bandages


  • Maxipads/Tampons**
  • Deodorant
  • First Aid Kit

  • Lotion


  • Advil
  • Imodium AD
  • Midol
  • Anti-histamines
  • Visine**
  • Pepto-Bismol


  • Beef Jerky
  • Granola Bar**
  • 5-hour energy**
  • Water

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

A little off-topic, but the one survival kit supply I needed was FAKE EYE-LASH GLUE!!!  

I dabbed my eyes, during the ceremony, and one of my fake lashes came loose.  THANK GOD one of my guests wears fake lashes and carries glue and qtips with her.  My MUA was long gone and I would have had to have taken off the lashes (since it was just hanging loose!)  GAH!

Post # 10
133 posts
Blushing bee

@pyma – Hmm maybe $20-30 including the cute case? I collected a lot along the way. Got free toothpaste and floss samples from the dentist so I kept that. Took qtips, hairties, meds from my own stash, etc. Just had a little bit of everything for the bride (and bridesmaids). A lot of the new stuff I bought for this that wasn’t used was helpful later on for trips, etc. 

Post # 11
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I compiled this list after looking at multiple sites and articles. This is an exhaustive list that may have more things on it than you need—if your ceremony and reception are at a hotel, you will need less than if you are in an open field in the middle of nowhere.

 The MOH should keep the following items on hand at all times in a small evening bag for the bride:

  • Breath mints/spray
  • Cellular phone (make sure it’s charged)
  • Comb/brush
  • Cash (because you never know)
  • Hair spray
  • Linen handkerchief
  • Makeup (for touch-ups)
  • Mirror
  • Nail file
  • Perfume
  • Tampons/sanitary napkins
  • Timeline of the day


  • Cell phone charger
  • Vendor Contact list (including ‘day of’ contacts)
  • Wedding Party Contact cell # (and directions that at least one person in each party (groom and bridal) has a cell phone on them , on vibrate, at *all times*!)
  • Portfolio (with all driving directions, vendor contact list and contracts, extra copy of the ceremony and vows, marriage license, timeline, etc.)


  • Prescription drugs
  • Cough Drops
  • Dayquil
  • Allergy relief (Sudafed, Benadryl, Claritin)
  • Pain relief (Advil, Tylenol, etc)
  • Tummy relief (Pepto-Bismol, Tums, Immodium AD, Alka Seltzer)
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Visine
  • Contact Rewetting Drops
  • Tampons, Panty liners, Pads
  • First Aid Kit (band aids, gauze, antiseptic wipes)
  • Band-Aids (for feet)
  • Ankle wrap
  • Moleskin
  • Band Aid Blister Block
  • Bug spray


  • Bobby Pins & Hair Pins
  • Brush & Comb
  • Hair Elastics or Scrunchies
  • Hairspray (with used toothbrush to use with stray hairs)
  • Hair wax
  • Curling Iron
  • Blow Dryer

 Beauty Products

  • Facial oil Blotting Sheets
  • Baby Powder (can also be used to blot out stains on a white dress)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand Lotion 
  • Antiperspirant- deodorant
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish remover pads
  • Extra lipstick
  • Makeup remover
  • Vaseline (put on teeth to help with smiling)
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick


  • Disposable Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Straw (to drink through and not mess up makeup)
  • Mints
  • Gum (be careful how this looks in pictures)
  • Granola Bar
  • Luna Bar

 Tools and Office Supplies:

  • Nice hanger (for dress pictures)
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Q-tips
  • Tissues
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Pair of pliers (you never know!!!) 
  • Double sided tape
  • Packing tape
  • White Gaffers tape
  • Super glue
  • Sharpie, pen, post-it notes
  • A pencil (the graphite can help if you have a stuck zipper)
  • Boutonniere pins
  • Compact mirror
  • Hand towel (cover dress during touch-ups)
  • Extra earring backs
  • Matches
  • White candle (can unstuck a zipper, unmelted!)
  • Umbrella

 Clothing and Cleaning:

  • Safety Pins (Assorted sizes including two big ones in case bustle breaks)
  • Double-sided clear tape (Hollywood Fashion Tape)
  • Sewing Kit (Needle, threads, etc)
  • Extra buttons and hook and eye
  • Instant Hem & Cuff Fabric Tape
  • Velcro Dots
  • Price tagger (can be found in the quilt section of craft store)
  • Lint Roller
  • Iron with good steaming power
  • Static Guard
  • Club soda
  • Bottle water
  • Washcloth
  • Paper towels
  • Shout Wipes
  • Tide to go Pen
  • Wine Away Red Wine Stain Remover Emergency Kit
  • White Chalk (to cover stains on wedding dress)
  • Dry cleaning spot kit (Dryell)
  • Handi or baby wipes
  • Flip flops
  • Panty hose (extra)
  • Shoe shine kit (for the boys)
  • Cardigan sweater
  • Button Hook (if your dress has buttons— looks like a crochet hook)
  •  Direction on how to fold a pocket square

Post # 13
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Wow, you all seem so organized! We didn’t do any survival kits. And we got lucky, we didn’t need anything.

Post # 14
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i know i want to make little personalised survival kits for the BMS (handy AND cute!) but  i had no idea what to put in them, so this is a v helpful post-  thanks 🙂

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