The Essentials of a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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Wedding day is a day of celebration, and everyone expects a smooth process. A well-planned wedding is ideal for everyone, from the couple to the guests. A bride especially needs to be extra-prepared for all that comes. As you are planning for your wedding as a bride, there is another important thing to take care of, which is the wedding day emergency kit.

Why a Wedding Day Emergency Kit?

Your wedding day is a live event, and live events are notorious for surprises. Whether it’s a sudden downpour, a last-minute wardrobe malfunction, or an unexpected headache, the unexpected is bound to happen.

The best scenario for a wedding is that it runs smoothly and with no complications. However, you have to prepare for accidents. Knowing you have a comprehensive emergency kit on hand can be a game-changer for your peace of mind.

Emergency Items

While you’ve meticulously planned every detail, it’s essential to be prepared for the unexpected. Here are some of the items that have always been included in a bridal emergency kit:

1. First Aid Kit

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Ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on your special day with a compact and comprehensive first-aid kit. The first-aid kit is a reliable ally, offering immediate relief and allowing you to keep the celebration going smoothly.

2. Mirror

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A small, portable mirror is a must-have in your wedding day emergency kit. Its compact size makes it easy to carry and discreetly handle any beauty touch-ups. The bride can use the mirror to adjust some stray hair or add make-up whenever she is alone.

3. Perfume

A quick spritz can refresh your fragrance, ensuring you smell divine from the ceremony to the dance floor. Just like deodorants, perfumes help the bride freshen up during the day. Therefore, a small bottle of perfume in your emergency bag could come in handy.

4. Tissues

Tissues are there to keep you looking composed and feeling comfortable. They prepare you for tears of joy during the vows or any unexpected emotional moments.

5. Tweezers

Tweezers are an invaluable tool for ensuring every detail of your appearance is just as you envision it. Add tweezers to your wedding day emergency kit, and you’ll be prepared for those last-minute touches that make all the difference.

6. Floss

Dental floss may not sound like an emergency item at first, but it surely comes in handy. There are times when food gets stuck in your tooth, and this may ruin your photos. It is a good idea to include dental floss in your emergency kit for a quick and discreet solution to any unexpected food particles.

7. Hair Brush

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During the ceremony, you won’t have your hairstylist with you. Therefore, it is better to pack the hair essentials and have them with you. The hairbrush in your emergency kit ensures you’re ready for every photo opportunity. Tame unruly locks and maintain your picture-perfect look with ease.

8. Snacks

You don’t want to be hungry during the ceremony or lose your energy. It is essential to keep the energy high and the celebration vibrant. Sustain your energy throughout the day by including a selection of your favourite snacks. It could be something small, like candy bars; something pretty safe, which is light to carry and won’t stain anyone’s dress.

9. Nail Polish

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Whether it’s a slight imperfection or a last-minute change of heart on your nail colour, having the right polish on hand ensures your hands look as beautiful as the ring they showcase.

10. Bandages

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From unexpected blisters to minor cuts or scrapes, a supply of bandages in your bridal emergency kit is essential. With various sizes and types available, bandages are versatile enough to address any minor injuries.

Emergency Kit Checklist

To help you create the perfect emergency kit, we’ve compiled the ultimate wedding day emergency kit checklist.

Beauty Essentials

  • Hairspray
  • Hair Straightener
  • Lipstick
  • Lip Pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Hand Lotion
  • Extra Earrings
  • Makeup
  • Nail Polish
  • Contacts/Glasses
  • Razor

Fixing Items

  • Glue
  • Nail Polish
  • Band-Aid
  • Floss
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sewing Kit
  • Safety Pins
  • Needles
  • Fashion Tapes
  • Lint Roller
  • Bandages
  • Blister Balm
  • Eye Drops


  • Hair Brush
  • Bobby-Pins
  • Mirror
  • Tissues
  • Perfume
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorants
  • Nail Clippers
  • Steamer
  • Baby Powder


  • Healthy Snacks
  • Phone Charger
  • Fresh Mints
  • Chewing Gums
  • Pain Killers
  • Antihistamine Tablets
  • Water
  • Wedding Day Timeline
  • List of Suppliers

With a wedding day emergency kit, you can make sure that your special day runs smoothly and with nothing to worry about. Ultimately, it is the small but significant moments—the quick fixes, the thoughtful touches—that elevate your day from beautiful to extraordinary.

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