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Emergency Kit


Emergency Kit Guidelines



No matter how much time you’ve spent planning and putting together your day-of itinerary, there’s always the possibility that something could go wrong. So, it is a good idea to have an emergency kit on hand - for both bride and groom - to make sure you are well prepared for any mishaps during the day. This kit will come in useful not only for the bride and groom but for anyone within the wedding party or even a guest in need.

We have put together a compact checklist for you to use.


The Bride’s Emergency Kit


Hygiene and Toiletries

These items are essential to help you stay fresh throughout the whole day

  1. Toothbrush and toothpaste - It’s always a good idea to have a final brush just before your makeup is finished.
  2. Mouthwash & dental floss/toothpicks - For use throughout the day to keep those pearly whites fresh and clean (especially with the photos). 
  3. Tampons/panty liners - Because you never know.
  4. Wet wipes - For freshening up on the go.
  5. Deodorant/ perfume - So you can smell as good as you look all day
  6. Breath mints - Take one just before you walk down the aisle.


Medical

You have made it to the day, however you still have a whole morning of getting ready to go through and then another 8+ hours of entertaining guests....headaches and other unforeseen medical mini-emergencies like blisters and minor cuts can occur without any warning and you’ll want to be prepared for them.

  1. Shoe pads - Prevent blisters so you all can dance the night away - plasters will work here as well.
  2. Sunscreen - Even for indoor weddings you are bound to have some outdoor photo sessions.
  3. Bug spray - If you are getting married in the summer this might just come in handy (especially for out-door weddings).
  4. Eye drops - The last thing you want on your wedding day is reg eyes.
  5. First aid kit - Plasters, burn relief, cotton wool, bandages, antiseptic, medical tape and cough drops.
  6. Medicine - Painkillers, allergy medicine, antacid.


Hair, Makeup and Beauty

Naturally you will want to look your best on your wedding day (for all 8+ hours). So, it is good to be prepared to retouch and pin down anything that needs to be.

  1. Makeup - Lipstick (lip balm/gloss), eyeliner, mascara, translucent face power and brush.
  2. Q-tips & makeup remover - Your make-up can smudge, this will allow you to remove any blemishes and then re-apply.
  3. Tweezers - For any stray hairs or splinters.
  4. Baby powder - This is handy to prevent the pre-walking down the aisle sweat, it’s also perfect for keeping beaded bodices from scratching or chafing your underarms.
  5. Spare pair of stockings - Just in case.
  6. Blotting papers - For absorbing shine and oil.
  7. Nail file and polish - The shade you’re wearing as well as a clear top cote to repair any chips, this also works well to prevent your stockings from running.
  8. White chalk - This is a great way to cover up any stains on the wedding dress - but only if your dress is white.
  9. White duct tape - You never know when there might be something you will have to stick.
  10. Lint roller - For those pesky fluffs.
  11. Hand Lotion - For any dry patches and it is perfect to keep your gown smooth and static-free
  12. Hair bands and pins - You can never have too many on hand.
  13. Hairspray and comb/brush - To make quick adjustments if required.


Extras

Along with all the other items there are a couple of extras that you should include.

  1. Mini sewing kit - Scissors, needles, thread (in different colours), buttons, and safety pins.
  2. Tissues - For the tears.
  3. Water and snacks - Just to keep your blood sugar level up so you don’t feel lightheaded or ill during the ceremony.
  4. Alcohol - A glass of champagne or a shot of whiskey, just to calm the nerves before the ceremony
  5. Straws - So you can stay hydrated without messing up your lipstick.
  6. Super Glue - For fixing shoes, nails, jewellery, head pieces, etc.
  7. Pen and paper - In case you need to jot down a reminder or note.
  8. Lighter - For sealing the edge of frayed ribbons.
  9. Mirror - Always handy to have one
  10. Heel protectors - To protect your shoes when walking in grass.
  11. Flats - For you to change into if required.
  12. Phone charger - In case you have some last-minute arrangements or changes to make.
  13. List of supplier/service contact names and numbers - For easy access if required


The Groom’s Emergency Kit


Many of the items for the bride and groom are the same, so instead of preparing two kits with duplicate items, you can put everything in one and just put the bride- and groom-specific items in separate bags within the kit.


Hygiene and Toiletries

These items are essential to help you stay fresh throughout the whole day

  1. Toothbrush and toothpaste - It’s always a good idea to have a final brush just before you go to the ceremony location.
  2. Mouthwash & dental floss/toothpicks - For use throughout the day to keep those pearly whites fresh and clean (especially with the photos). 
  3. Wet wipes - For freshening up on the go.
  4. Deodorant/cologne - So you can smell as good as you look all day.
  5. Breath mints - Take one just before the ceremony starts.


Medical

Headaches and other unforeseen medical mini-emergencies like blisters and minor cuts can occur without any warning and you’ll want to be prepared for them.


  1. Sunscreen - Even for indoor weddings you are bound to have some outdoor photo sessions.
  2. Bug spray - If you are getting married in the summer this might just come in handy (especially for out-door weddings).
  3. Eye drops - The last thing you want on your wedding day is reg eyes.
  4. First aid kit - Plasters, burn relief, cotton wool, bandages, antiseptic, medical tape and cough drops.
  5. Medicine - Painkillers, allergy medicine, antacid.


Personal

Naturally you will want to look your best on your wedding day.

  1. Tweezers - For any stray hairs or splinters.
  2. Spare pair of socks & cuff links - Just in case.
  3. Blotting papers - For absorbing shine and oil.
  4. Nail clippers and file - For any quick fixups.
  5. Stain remover wipes - To remove any unwanted stains.
  6. Shoe shine towelette - To keep your shoes shining throughout the whole day.
  7. Hem/duct tape - You never know when there might be something you will have to stick.
  8. Lint roller - For those pesky fluffs
  9. Lotion and lip-balm - For any dry lips or patches.
  10. Hairspray and comb - To make quick adjustments if required.


Extras

Along with all the other items there are a couple of extras that you should include.

  1. Mini sewing kit - Scissors, needles, black and white thread and buttons
  2. Pocket knife - Always handy
  3. Tissues - For the tears.
  4. Water and snacks - Just to keep your blood sugar level up so you don’t feel lightheaded or ill during the ceremony.
  5. Alcohol - A shot of whiskey or so, just to calm the nerves before the ceremony.
  6. Pen and paper - In case you need to jot down a reminder or note.
  7. Lighter - For sealing any frays.
  8. Phone charger - In case you have some last-minute arrangements or changes to make.
  9. List of supplier/service contact names and numbers - For easy access if required.


Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to pack everything on this list and feel free to personalize the kit by adding items that you know you will need, like any medications you routinely use or if you wear contact an extra pair with contact solution. If you are not sure if you should include a specific item or not rather pack it and you don’t need it than need it and you did not pack it.

Pack all the items in a Tote-bag or overnight bag and make sure to double check it a couple of day before the wedding to make sure you have everything. On the day you can then assign the kit to the care of a responsible person (MOH or Best man) who will then have to make sure it is always close at hand.