Alright, it's finally happening! The day you've been eagerly awaiting is here, and boy, are you pumped! You've got everything meticulously planned, from the flower arrangements to the dessert your guests will devour, and even the earrings adorning your ears. But hey, have you thought about your bridal emergency kit? Yep, that's right, your lifesaver in case of any mishaps or unexpected surprises on your big day. Think of it as a massive tote bag filled to the brim with all the essentials you might need in a pinch. Sure, most wedding planners have one ready to go, but if you're doing the planning solo or just want that extra peace of mind, creating your own is a game-changer.

What's a Bridal Emergency Kit?

Now, let's break it down. The bridal emergency kit is like your trusty sidekick, ready to swoop in and save the day if, say, a bridesmaid spills coffee on her blush gown or your hairstyle needs a little pick-me-up with some volumizing spray. Not the most glamorous scenario to think about, but hey, better safe than sorry, right?

When Should You Pack Your Bridal Emergency Kit?

So, when's the best time to put together this magical kit? Well, the pros advise getting it sorted weeks before the big day rolls around. Trust me, you don't want to be scrambling around last minute trying to remember what you need while your brain's in a frenzy with all those final tasks.

Pro tip: Take your emergency kit along to pre-wedding events like your bachelorette party. It's the perfect opportunity to make sure you've got everything covered. Print out our handy checklist and use it as your go-to guide for gathering all the essentials.

Who's Going to Take care of Your Kit on Your Big Day?

Now, who's going to be the guardian of your emergency kit on the big day itself? Well, you'll want to entrust it to someone reliable—your wedding planner, maid of honor, or a trusted bridesmaid. Your venue likely has a safe spot to stash your goodies and gifts, so you can leave your bag there until you need it. Just make sure your designated person grabs it the night before or earlier in the week and brings it along on the day.

And there you have it! Get ready to tackle any wedding day surprises with ease, armed with your ultimate preparation tools straight from the playbook of real-life wedding planners. You've got this, friend!

What Should be in Your Bridal Emergency Kit?

Here's a rundown of essential items to include in your Bridal Emergency Kit:

  1. Snacks: Ensure you have some granola bars, fruits, or other travel-friendly snacks on hand to keep your energy levels up and avoid feeling faint or "hangry" on your big day.
  2. Medicine: Pack your go-to pain reliever or allergy medication to address any unforeseen allergic reactions, headaches, or discomforts that may arise.
  3. Nail Polish: Keep a clear top coat handy to touch up any chips or imperfections in your manicure, ensuring your nails look flawless throughout the day.
  4. Nail File: Have a nail file readily available to quickly fix any snags or breaks in your nails that could snag on your dress or veil.
  5. Mini First Aid Kit: Include essentials like band-aids, rubbing alcohol, cotton pads, and burn cream to address minor injuries or mishaps that may occur during the festivities.
  6. Eye Drops: Combat dry eyes caused by allergies or lack of sleep with eye drops, ensuring your eyes stay bright and comfortable for photos and throughout the day.
  7. Tampons & Pads: Be prepared for any unexpected surprises by having menstrual products on hand, even if you're not expecting your period, as stress can sometimes cause irregularities.
  8. Water Bottles: Keep hydrated with water bottles available for you and your bridal party, complete with stainless steel straws to preserve your lipstick.
  9. Razors: Have a backup razor available in case you or a member of your bridal party needs a last-minute touch-up for missed spots during prep.
  10. Q-Tips & Makeup Remover: Address any smudged eyeliner or makeup mishaps with Q-tips and makeup remover for quick touch-ups throughout the day.
  11. Toiletries: Pack essential toiletries such as deodorant, lotion, lip balm, toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, and perfume to freshen up and feel confident throughout the day, as if you're preparing for an overnight stay. 

With these essentials on hand, you'll be well-prepared to handle any unforeseen situations and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.


Here's a list of wardrobe necessities to include in your Bridal Emergency Kit:

  1. Blotting Papers: Keep oily T-zones in check and refresh your makeup throughout the day with blotting papers.
  2. Stain Remover: Have a Tide-to-go pen or backup stain remover on hand to tackle any unexpected stains that may occur.
  3. Super Glue: Use super glue to fix minor wardrobe malfunctions such as loose beads, broken nails, or damaged shoes.
  4. White Chalk: Cover up stubborn stains on your dress with white chalk as a temporary fix.
  5. Fabric Tape: Use fabric tape to secure loose hems, adjust necklines, or fix any other clothing mishaps.
  6. Bobby Pins & Elastics: Prevent hairstyle disasters by having extra bobby pins, hair elastics, and hair accessories for touch-ups.
  7. Volumizer Wefts: Keep your hairstyle looking voluminous and intact with backup volumizer wefts for added thickness.
  8. Extensions Carrier: Protect and carry your extra volumizer wefts and clip-in extensions in a Luxy extensions carrier to maintain their shape and styling.
  9. Baby Powder: Prevent chafing and discomfort by packing mini baby powder for any potential areas of irritation.
  10. Compact Mirror: Keep a compact mirror on hand for quick makeup or hair checks throughout the day, and ask your Maid of Honor to keep it handy for you.
  11. Comb & Hairspray: Tame flyaways and fix any hairstyle mishaps with a comb and hairspray for lasting hold.
  12. Earring Backs: Avoid losing earrings by having spare clear backings on hand for any missing or damaged earring backs.

With these wardrobe essentials in your Bridal Emergency Kit, you'll be prepared to handle any wardrobe emergencies and enjoy your wedding day stress-free.


Here are some additional extras to include in your Bridal Emergency Kit:

  1. Cash: Keep some cash on hand for unexpected expenses or last-minute purchases, such as fast food runs or tipping vendors.
  2. Mints: Stay refreshed and combat any post-prep breath with mints, which can also help settle an upset stomach.
  3. Phone Charger: Ensure you have a fast-charging phone cord to keep your phone powered up throughout the day, especially if you plan on documenting your wedding on TikTok.
  4. Sunscreen: Protect your skin from sunburn, especially if you're having an outdoor wedding in the summer months, with a high SPF sunscreen.
  5. Scissors: Include a pair of scissors in your kit, especially if you've packed a mini sewing kit, to handle any last-minute alterations or repairs.
  6. Static Guard: Prevent bridesmaid dresses from clinging or sticking by packing static guard to combat static electricity.
  7. Lidocaine Pain Relieving Spray: Bring along a pain-relieving spray to soothe any discomfort, particularly for tired feet after hours in heels.
  8. Flat Shoes: Pack a pair of comfortable flat shoes, like white sneakers or flip flops, for when you're ready to kick off your heels and dance the night away.
  9. Tissues: Be prepared for tears of joy with tissues on hand for those emotional moments throughout the day.
  10. Black Socks: Don't forget about the groomsmen! Have a backup pair of black socks on hand in case anyone forgets theirs at home.

With these extra essentials, you'll be ready to tackle any unforeseen situations and fully enjoy your wedding day festivities.

Whether your wedding day is just around the corner or a few months away, the mental preparation can feel overwhelming with the multitude of tasks still on your plate. However, staying organized is key, and creating lists can help alleviate the stress of potentially forgetting something important. Packing your emergency kit is just one more step to ensure you feel confident and prepared for your special day.

Amidst all the planning and preparation, it's important to remind yourself that this day is meant for you and your beloved to cherish and remember forever. Try not to get too caught up in the details and remember to be present in every moment. By staying focused on the love and joy surrounding you, you'll be able to truly enjoy and savor every moment of what is sure to be the best day of your life.

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