Wise advice: Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst!
Nobody wants to experience those little wedding day mishaps but a little pre-planning can allow you to take them all in your stride! Assemble these items and pack them in a bag or cooler. It can stashed with at the church, in the limo, near the head table or any spot that is discreet but accessible. Inform the Bridal Party and Parents of the Couple of its location and contents so that they have access as well.
Here are some supplies that can assemble your own wedding day survival kit to avert minor disaster and keep things on track:
~ Pain Reliever
~ Adhesive Bandages
~ Water Bottles
~ Chalk (this can be used to cover up smudges on your wedding gown or shoes)
~ Extra Cordage Pins
~ Clear Nail Polish (For broken nails to stop stocking runs)
~ Dental floss, gum, breathmints
~ Moist towelettes or hand sanitizer
~ Hem Tape
~ Mini Sewing Kit (choose thread to match the bride’s & Bridesmaids’ dresses)
~ Scotch Tape
~ Small scissors
~ Stain Remover Pen
~ Static Cling Spray
~ Straws (so bridesmaids and the bride can stay hydrated without disturbing her makeup)
~ Crazy Glue
The following items can be stashed in a handbag and carried by the Bridesmaids:
~ Breath mints
~ Cell Phone
~ A bit of cash
~ Basic Makeup (powder, lipstick, mascara)
~ Compact mirror
~ Nail file
~ Feminine supplies
Other Items (determined by location etc)
~ Bug spray
~ Flat shoes
~ Granola Bars or another simple snack
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The Bride and Bridesmaid Mini-Bag is made up of essential last-minute items that are always good to have on hand for your big day. You want to be armed to tackle minor bridal mishaps and this bride mini-bag will come to the aid of the bride as well as her bridesmaids more times than you could imagine. After the wedding it serves well as an office or glove compartment emergency kit.
-Gilchrist and Soames® sewing kit with pre-threaded needles
-Madame Paulette™ couture stain removal kit
-Ms. Manicure® nail files
-Soft rice paper
-Little i® breath mints and mirror
-Colgate® toothpaste and a toothbrush
Now these items are for what I will call “Small e” emergencies. It should be expected that by the end of the evening you will have blisters, your makeup will be less than perfect, your hairstyle will be a bit battered, your shoes will be scuffed and your veil and hems may be torn- relax and let these things go! You have likely planned for this all year, hugged everyone you know, dribbled food on yourself and danced the night away. You have earned that weariness!
Suggestions for a Wedding Day First Aid Survival Kit.
Some Bridal Emergency Kits DIY guides that I have found online seem to assume that the bridal party is heading into the Andes or diving with sharks based on the list of items they suggest. They include rubber gloves, syringes and all sorts of medical supplies. I guess you would call our items a “little mishap assistance pack” rather than an “emergency kit”. I am assuming that in a “real” emergency that there will be Car Emergency kits in people’s trunks and that in case of anything out of the ordinary 911 will be called. You want to be prepared for the basics but also keep in mind- you will be exhausted and a bit worn by then end of your wedding day. Expect it and Accept it!