Wedding Day Emergency Kit Must Haves

The official start to wedding season is going to be here before we know it and with so many couples preparing all the final details for their day I thought it was fitting to share this important item to add to your check list ASAP! An emergency kit! That’s right, in all seriousness, I have seen a few mishaps over the years so I have compiled a list of some must include items.

But why would I need an emergency kit for my wedding day?  What would I need in it?

Having items on hand to deal with any situation that may come up is a great way to be proactive. I have seen red wine poured over the bride before formal portraits (images included in this blog), I have seen rain spots all over bridesmaids dresses, buttons pop on wedding gowns (even really expensive wedding gowns), zippers break on bridesmaid dresses, rings that didn’t make it to the ceremony … the list goes on and while I really hope you don’t have any emergencies, it’s better to be safe than sorry, AMIRIGHT? This is a kit you can start putting together months ahead of your big day. You can find these many of these items at the dollar store. You could even ask your mom or give this list to your maid of honor and ask that they get this kit together for you.



Here are some items to get you started with your wedding day emergency kit:

  • Allergy medication or antihistamine (you never know)

  • Ibuprofen (or pain reliever of choice)

  • Band-Aids of all sizes

  • Blotting papers (to remove unwanted shine without ruining your makeup)

  • A Bottle of water – even though you’ll likely have plenty on wedding day, keep one tucked in your kit.

  • Breath mints

  • Bug spray or wipes – a must especially if your getting married in the warmer months near the water.

  • Imodium

  • Cough drops

  • Dental floss/toothpicks

  • Eye drops

  • Extra earring backs

  • Extra RINGS: maybe a $10 set from Walmart that can be used for the ceremony (just in case!)

  • Hair pins/ponytail holder

  • Hair spray

  • Hand towelettes/Baby wipes

  • Lint roller

  • Makeup (for touch ups after the ceremony, before family photos)

  • Matches or a lighter

  • Mini sewing kit

  • Pen and/or pencil

  • Safety pins

  • Scotch tape

  • Small scissors

  • Smelling salts (while we don’t expect anyone to faint, it has been known to happen)

  • Soda Water

  • Spot remover – Tide Pen!!! and Tide to go wipes

  • Static spray

  • Straws (so the bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick)

  • Tissues

  • Tweezers

  • Crochet hook (if you have a button up dress (bobby pins work wonders if you forget the hook!)
  • Clear Wedding party umbrellas (especially if there is even a tiny chance of rain! Here is a link for a 6 pack of bubble umbrellas on Amazon.

  • White chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your wedding dress)

Chances are, nothing too crazy will happen on your wedding day but just in case, now you’ll have a tool kit at your disposal.