(Closed) Wedding Emergency Kit

posted 11 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

great list!

Yeah i’m gonna be THAT person and add something to the list.

Price tagger! (the kind with the plastic punches) fixes hemlines and broken bustles in a snap! It’s indespensible to theater stage hands 🙂

Post # 5
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@tksjewelry:  WOW.  That’s huge!  In my work wedding kit (which is definitely becoming my wedding’s wedding kit 😉 )  I have some of these things… but always have a stick of Band Aid Blister Block, too.  Works on feet as well as anywhere where a part of your dress will rub. 

Needlenose pliers – if your bustle is metal hooks onto loops, squeezing the hooks together will keep it bustled.  After the gown is off, you can use them to loosen them gently as well.

Krazy Glue – you can find this in a set of 3 one time use sized tubes.  Awesome!


Cough Drops

Bug spray

Hydracortisone cream

LONG safety pins… if your guys are wearing rented tuxes the elastic ALWAYS seems to get lost in the pants.  These help.  I’ve done this with more pants and vests than I care to remember.

If your dress has real buttons on the back, ask the bridal salon for an extra hook to help close them (looks like a crochet hook – you use it to pull the loop over the button)

If your guys are wearing pocketsquares, print or copy the instructions on how to fold it properly and give to someone else as well.

The only other suggestion that’s sticking out to me is a large trash bag….  if you are all getting ready together, put your trash in the bag as you go so things that AREN’T trash don’t get mistaken for it later.


Post # 6
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that’s certainly a lot of stuff! I do not think I’m going to need half of the stuff on the list personally, but it all seems like it could be rather useful in some cases.

Post # 7
4560 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

 @tksjewelry: That’s my list!! I’m glad someone found it useful. I’ve made some additions to the list, so I thought I’d repost what I’ve collected so far.  


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 # 8
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

So my question, who has actually used anything from their emergancy kit, and what was it? 

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