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What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

These supplies will help your big day go smoothly.

You spend months, if not over a year, planning for the perfect wedding, but inevitably something will go wrong once the big day hits. Be prepared with a bridal emergency kit.

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Photo: Jennifer Fujikawa Photography

You spend months, if not over a year, planning for the perfect wedding, but inevitably something will go wrong once the big day hits. Hopefully it won’t be something catastrophic like your flowers simply not showing up, and instead will be something easily fixed with the increasingly popular bridal emergency kit. If you are short on time, there are many pre-packed kits available for sale online. Just be sure that it has everything you need! Otherwise you can gather together items for you and your bridesmaids in order for your day to move along as smoothly as possible.what to pack in a wedding day emergency kit
Photo by Adam Barnes; Planning & Design by SoCo Events

Below is a comprehensive list of our top suggestions for a wedding day emergency kit:

- Mild pain reliever, such as ibuprofen
- Allergy medicine (non-drowsy!)
- Bandages
- Friction stick to prevent blisters
- Water
- Snacks
- Mints, mouthwash, and/or a toothbrush and toothpaste
- Floss
- Bobby pins
- Extra earring backs
- False eyelash glue
- Hairspray
- Deodorant, either a mini one for everyone or a spray that can be shared
- A makeup kit for touchups, especially lip color
- Nail file if someone breaks a nail
- Nail polish for touchups, and clear nail polish for runs in stockings
- Tweezers for unnoticed strays or even splinters
- White chalk for last minute dress smudges
- Safety pins if a dress rips or a bridesmaid realizes her bra shows in her dress
- Fashion tape
- Bug spray and sunscreen for outdoor weddings or photos
- Super glue for broken heels or lost beading
- Baby powder, almost as universal as duct tape in its usefulness
- Feminine hygiene products
- Tissues

For more wedding ideas and planning tips, click here. See what to pack in your wedding welcome bags, and find additional inspiration by browsing thousands of photos from real weddings in our photo galleries!

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