Wedding Series Part 2: Day of Emergency Kit

Friday, June 4, 2010

If you are a bridesmaid or maid of honor you already know you are going to be spending the day of the wedding helping to make sure everything goes perfectly. Last weekend I was the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding, and she asked me to prepare an emergency kit to bring along to the wedding. I spent a week doing research and putting together the most complex day of emergency kit ever. I thought I'd share it and save someone else the work of researching it.

Sarah's Awesome Day of Emergency Kit (of Awesomeness)

  • Extra hook and eyes (found at sewing stores) great for last minute fixing of bridesmaid dresses
  • Brush/comb
  • Dental floss/mouth wash/mints gotta keep mouths clean for all those pictures
  •  Nail clipper/emery board
  • Hairspray lots and lots of hairspray. Preferably of the Aquanet-eque aerosol variety for maximum holding
  •  Bride's makeup for touchups
  • Compact mirror
  • Bobby pins lots of bobby pins. You will need them. 
  • Clear nail polish good for everything from chipped nails, to runs in nylons, to gluing things together
  • Sewing kit MUST HAVE THIS. No excuses
  • Anti-static cling you know, so things don't get awkward
  • White chalk we actually used this to cover up a stain on the bride's dress. Very usefull
  • Tums/aspirin/any other medications 
  • Contact solution and extra contacts if anyone wears them
  • Extra deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen if it's an outdoor wedding
  • Tissues
  • Band aids 
  • Hand towelettes good in case people need to touch the bride's dress and their hands are dirty or oily
  • Safety pins another thing you absolutely must have
  • Spot remover
  • Scissors
  • Q-tips
  • Extra corsage pins
  • Curling iron
  • Hem tape in case hems come undone or strapless dresses refuse to stay up
  • Some kind of non messy snacks make sure no one forgets to eat!
  • Extra bottles of water
And that is the list! I threw everything into a tote bag, but if I would have had more time I would have found a bag with a ton of little compartments in it and organized everything in there. Also, Target's travel section is a great place to scoop up cheap, travel sized items such as band aids, q-tips, medicine, etc.

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