Post # 1
As the maid of honor and a wedding coordinator, I am putting together the emergency bag for the day of my best friend’s wedding.
I work in entertainment so I have a decent idea of what to have: band aids, meds of all sorts(ibuprofen, allergy meds, etc), bobby pins, safety pins, duct tape, body tape, gaffers tape, hair spray, deodorant, etc…
But what are those not easily thought of items that should be included? What did you need your wedding or special event day that you didn’t have or something you have seen used since that should be included?
Post # 3
Include a sewing kit…I never in a million years thought we’d use it, but we totally did.
Post # 4
Second the sewing kit. The number of times as a bridesmaid I’ve seen one used for the bride…
Post # 5
I have bug spray on my list of things not to forget, but that may not be as relevant to brides not in the South!
Post # 6
These may fit under your “etc” section but I figure it doesn’t hurt to mention them, and aside from great ideas already mentioned: Chapstick, unscented/fragranced lotion, tampons, pads (the last two just in case for anyone), Neosporin or Campho-Phenique which comes in liquid or gel for those who are allergic to sporins, FYI stuff smells horrible for a few minutes but fades and does it’s job for those allergic to sporins.
A few funny little toy type things the bride would laugh at or enjoy, so if things get stressful you can whip one out and make her crack up. 🙂 Favorite characters from cartoons, a slinky, those little animals that swell in water (great for the breakdown in the bathroom “watch this… now tell me what’s wrong”), whatever you think would cheer/destress/make the bride laugh.
Post # 7
Dr. Scholls heel grips. I was SO GLAD one of my bridesmaids brought a pack of 3 pairs to my wedding. They all were used!
Post # 8
A piece of chalk! A lot of bridal stores actually recommend it as it is good for hiding small stains on the bride’s dress in an emergency!
Post # 9
Compeed Blister plasters, blotting paper & dry shampoo.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
antacid tablets (I totally used these – bubbly, not a lot of food and nerves combo)
hand fan (it can get hot in a wedding dress)
extra pins for up do’s
safety pins is a must
wine gums or other jelly sweets for instant sugar kick and energy
straws so lipstick doesn’t smudge
tampons and pads
Post # 11
I put together my own emergency bag and included;
a bottle of water
straws (so the bride can stay hydrated and not ruin her lipstick while getting ready)
heel gels pads (for in your shoes)
fancy pocket tissues
tampons and pads
a chocolate bar
a mini sewing kit
finishing powder (just incase she sweats off any makeup)
nail file (incase one chips, breaks etc)
cotton buds (great for fixing any makeup smudges)
phone charger and cord
Post # 12
Stain removing wipes. These were a god send when I stood on muddy grass barefoot and got a whopping big stain on the front of my dress! You couldn’t even tell afterwards!
Post # 13
Yup, wet-wipes – they’re great for getting stains out at a pinch.
Post # 14
@Kiznym: Tissues and/or wet wipes, lip balm, basic makeup (lip gloss and eyeliner/mascara), water, some roll up ballet flats (for when the heels become too much to handle):
And plastic bags/old shopping bags.
Post # 16
Mints and toothpicks. Getting food stuck in your teeth suuuuuuuucks.