It’s finally the day where you walk down the aisle and say “I do”. Everything is going according to plan, when all of a sudden a seam snaps in your wedding dress, and now there’s a big bulge of material poking out at your hip. You’re 45 minutes away from saying those eternal words to your future spouse, but now you’re in a panic. Fortunately for you, your maid of honor packed a wedding day emergency kit with a needle and thread. It’s cutting it close, but you’ll be able to get stitched up in just a few minutes.
At Vatican Banquet Hall, we see situations like this happen all the time. Thankfully, having a wedding day emergency kit is now the norm, and because of that these scenarios rarely reach a fever pitch. Here are a few essentials that should be included in your wedding day emergency kit—and yes, you should definitely have one.
1. Extra Makeup
With so much commotion on your wedding day, you’re bound to smudge your makeup a little or have runny mascara after you teared up when your father walks you down the aisle.
You may have a makeup artist who touches you up during the day, but many professional makeup artists will leave once they’re finished making up the bride, because they have other weddings on that same day. Because of this, it’s smart to include extra makeup—the same kind your makeup artist used, or something very similar—in your wedding day emergency kit.
You didn’t get all glammed up just for a little smudge to ruin your day. If such an occasion arises, you’ll be glad you had some extra. Ask your makeup artist exactly what products they will be using, and try to grab the same or something a lot like it.
2. Bobby Pins
Along with spending all that time and money on your makeup, you probably hit the hairdresser early that morning to get your hair done.
There’s a lot of dancing, hugging, and running around on a wedding day. Take it from us: your hair will be holding on for dear life to stay in place. Including extra bobby pins in your wedding day emergency kit can be a lifesaver to keep your hair looking right. These are also great to have ready for your bridal party just in case anyone needs them.
Along with the bobby pins, having hairspray in your wedding day emergency kit is important. With all the dancing you’ll be doing at your wedding reception hall, you’re bound to sweat a little.
Your hair will probably get out of place without the help of a little spray. Keep a bottle handy in your kit so you can quickly adjust your hair and have it looking awesome all day and night.
4. Stain Remover
This is perfect for your entire wedding party. Before the wedding, there’s often lots of nervous nibbling and drinking combined with lots of activity and moving around from room to room. The last thing anyone wants is to spill coffee or mustard on their expensive wedding attire—but it happens.
Keep a handy stain remover in your wedding day emergency kit to help fix these annoying situations.
Hopefully you won’t have to use anything like this, but you never know when you’ll need some Tylenol or aspirin on your wedding day to keep the headaches away.
6. Tissues And Napkins
You never know when you’ll need to wipe away some tears or sweat. Add a small to-go pack of tissues or napkins to your wedding day emergency kit. They will come in more handy than you think.
7. First Aid Kit
8. Nail Glue
Add some nail glue to your wedding day emergency kit in case one of your acrylics pops off. Krazy Glue in general is also good to have around in case of a heel malfunction or any jewelry or beads falling off of your dress.
You’re going to be meeting and greeting so many people on your wedding day. You don’t want to have bad breath!
It might be something you ate, or a drink. Whatever it is, no one likes having unpleasant breath. Include some mints in your wedding day emergency kit to keep your breath smelling fresh all day. Avoid gum, however, as it will look sloppy and cow-like if you’re having a wedding video being shot.
10. Wet Wipes
These come in handy for a multitude of reasons. Spills, a quick hand wash, getting small marks out of something. You’ll be surprised how often you grab them!
There are so many tiny problems that can pop up on your wedding day, and you’ll want to be as prepared for them as possible. Putting together a wedding day emergency kit may seem like an unnecessary hassle, but trust us, the peace of mind you’ll have is well worth it. Recruit your maid of honor, mother, or someone else you trust to organize one for you and bring it the day of your wedding.