Emergency Kits: What They Are and What To Include

It’s the day of your wedding and you’re already all nerves when you discover a small stain on your dress which you barely have time to think about before one of your bridesmaids tells you that one of the straps on her dress broke and one of the backs for your earrings is missing. You start to panic and, to top it all off, now you’re starting to get a headache from all of the stress. What’s a bride to do in situations like this?

One quick and easy way to prepare for any problems that might come up is to create a wedding emergency kit! This handy little kit is filled with travel size items to carry with you throughout the day in case anything comes up (and it most likely will). So, here’s a list of some things you might want to include in your kit:

  • Sewing kit – From little tears to missing buttons, these can be one of the biggest lifesavers

  • Stain remover – A little stain on a dress? No problem with a little of this

  • Hairspray + bobby pins – Because we all know that at least a couple of hairs always have a mind of their own

  • Safety pins – These are perfect for holding together a broken strap, busted dress closure, or anything in between

  • Aspirin – Headaches and the like seem to always come at just the worst moment, so just be prepared for it so you can get back to the celebration

  • Tampons/Pads – Same as the aspirin; it’s just better to be prepared

  • Super Glue – This can fix a multitude of things and is one of the most useful items to include

  • Fashion Tape – Any hems or strapless dresses that just won’t stay put can be fixed with a little of this

  • Tissues – Great for catching some of those happy tears without ruining the eye makeup you just put on

  • Clear nail polish – To fix any runs in tights or fraying fabrics/ribbons

  • Tweezers – Useful for many cosmetic situations such as applying false eyelashes or plucking a stray hair

  • Jewelry repair (earring backs, clasps, etc.)

  • Makeup – You never know when you’ll need a little touch-up throughout the day

  • Nail Clippers – For all your nail emergencies - they can even be used as scissors for smaller things such as a loose thread

These are just some ideas to get you started! You can add or subtract from this list as much as you like to make it meet your specific needs. You can also choose to make your own kit or just buy a pre-packaged one. Either way, being prepared with an emergency kit can save you a lot of stress. It will also give you some peace of mind that, when things don’t go the way you planned, you’ll be able to handle it and still enjoy every moment of the day.