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Day Of Wedding Emergency Kit: What To Pack

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When couples hire me as a wedding day of coordinator or full-service wedding planner, one of the perks is that I come with a ridiculously stocked day of wedding emergency kit! If you don’t have a wedding planner, it’s a good idea to pack your own wedding emergency kit since there are always unexpected hiccups throughout the wedding day, whether for the wedding couple or those in the bridal party.

At my wedding just last weekend, I had bridesmaids with blisters, groomsmen with blisters (they were sockless!), mother of the bride needing straps cut, groom needing to be lint rolled, a guest needing safety pins for her dress and lots of tissues for the ceremony!

If you’re new around here, I’m Kristen. A wedding planner with over 10 years of experience and the founder of virtual wedding planning subscription, Plan On Demand. Plan On Demand gives you direct access to award-winning wedding planners via text message. As a member, you can text our wedding planners anytime, from anywhere and get personalized, professional answers and advice texted back to you within 24 hours.

In this blog post, we’ll explore what’s in my professional day of wedding emergency kit and cover off on the handful of items I think you should have with you on your wedding day as a bare minimum!

What’s in my professional day of wedding emergency kit?

  1. A mini first aid kit with ointment, etc.
  2. Regular bandaids
  3. Blister bandaids
  4. Lash glue
  5. Tweezers
  6. Compact mirror
  7. Mini packs of tissues
  8. Fashion tape (I like this one)
  9. Boob tape (I like this one)
  10. Gorilla tape
  11. Hand lotion
  12. Hand sanitizer
  13. Makeup wipes
  14. Mints
  15. Spray deodorant
  16. Hairspray
  17. Nail files
  18. Flossers
  19. 1 or 2 Travel toothbrush and toothpaste sets
  20. Scissors
  21. Tampons
  22. Panty Liners
  23. Advil
  24. Tylenol
  25. Benadryl
  26. Tums
  27. Hydrocortisone cream
  28. Sunscreen spray
  29. Bug spray
  30. Boutonniere pins
  31. Earring backs
  32. Single use eye drops
  33. Reserved signs (love these)
  34. Table number holders (these are so much nicer than the standard ones!)
  35. Bobby pins
  36. Hair ties
  37. Super glue
  38. Mini sewing kit
  39. Lint roller
  40. Q-Tips
  41. Stain remover
  42. iPhone charger
  43. Earring backs
  44. Pens
  45. Sharpies
  46. Lighters
  47. Steamer
  48. Crochet hook (for dresses with lots of small buttons)

I also always have a printed day-of wedding timeline, contact list for all of the vendors and copies of the contracts. Keep in mind, I have to be prepared for the WORST at all times, every single weekend. So, while I don’t think you need a 45 item emergency kit, I do think you need something. Below is a list of what we’re most commonly asked for at weddings.

What you should pack in your kit.

  1. Advil or Tylenol
  2. Tums
  3. Bandaids
  4. Safety pins
  5. Scissors
  6. Eyelash glue
  7. Hairspray
  8. Lint roller
  9. Sewing kit
  10. iPhone Charger
  11. Steamer
  12. Tampons
  13. Mints
  14. Tissues
  15. Fashion tape
  16. Crochet Hook (only if you have a ton of buttons! if not, forego this)

A day of wedding emergency kit can be a lifesaver on your big day. By packing the items we’ve listed above, you should be prepared for any unexpected emergencies that might arise. I’d like to point out, however, that if you are getting married in a more remote or rural area, where a drug store or pharmacy is not near by, you should consider packing more than just the 15 items I listed for you. If you’re in a city or more urban area where someone can run out easily to pick up something that might be needed, you’re probably just fine with the few essential items! When in doubt, over prepare. Most of these items are trial-sized and useful in everyday life, so you can pack them for your honeymoon or just have in your car!

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