No matter how well you plan your wedding day, you are not immune to minor mishaps. No event runs perfectly and smoothly, especially a wedding. There are countless details that are difficult to foresee and take into account. But being prepared for all occasions is one way to ensure a nearly perfect event and our wedding emergency kit checklist will help you in a force majeure situation!
When it comes to a wedding, it is a fact that no one can predict the weather, health condition of bride and groom or invitees, delays, minor accidents, etc. The handbag of the bride is a kind of wedding survival kit can solve many problems and even in the most unpleasant situation it will be possible to find everything you need in it.
But in order for such a kit to be at hand, you need to make an effort to compile and collect it, and this should be done not a couple of hours before the celebration, but 2-3 weeks in advance. Otherwise, something will be missing or forgotten, which means that the handbag will no longer be a “survival kit” as it should be.
Who Prepares the Emergency Kit for the Bride?
It is understandable that on a day like that, the bride and groom should enjoy their wedding and not deal with emergencies. We already mentioned that brides can prepare a survival kit on their own. However, there are thousands of things to be planned, arranged and organized before the big day so it makes sense that groomsmen or bridesmaids prepare the emergency kit and keep it at hand at the wedding.
Where should all the survival kit items go? A plastic bag is not an option, of course. You can use a cosmetic case, pouch or a special bag for the wedding emergency kit. They are really convenient because you can place them under the chair of the maid of honor’s chair, for example, and have everything within reach should you need it. Another option is to choose a small box or a basket.
Wedding Emergency Kit Checklist – What To Put in the Bag?
In the case of a small mishap or accident, the bride’s team needs to take immediate action or improvise and leave as little space as possible to Murphy’s Law! It could be something as little as a hole in the stocking. A broken nail is not a disaster but can ruin your day.
Murphy’s law “Everything that can theoretically go wrong will go wrong at some point!” also applies to weddings and that is why you should be prepared for all eventualities. Have a look at the wedding emergency kit checklist below so that you are well armed and have control over worst case scenarios.
The contents of a wedding survival kit bag can be divided into several different groups – personal utensils, medicines, make-up, sewing kit, a small amount of cash, phone charger, etc. Here is our checklist:
First Aid Kit
Newlyweds must take care of themselves to be healthy on their wedding day: avoid stress, eat right, and get enough rest. However, it is difficult to prevent a headache, stomach ache, a bruise or a cut. So the first aid kit should include:
Prescribed medicines that you need to take on the day
Antihistamine in case of an allergy attack
Tampons / sanitary towels
Tablets for headaches, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.
Oral spray, chewing gum, or mint candy
If you wear lenses, take a spare pair with you.
Beauty Kit –Hair, Makeup and Manicure Styling Products
This section of the bride’s handbag should be especially carefully prepared. After all, it is a guarantee for the magnificent appearance of the newlyweds. Write down on the wedding survival kit checklist the following:
Deodorant or perfume
Bobby pins or other hair pins
Hairbrush or comb
Nail polish remover
Colorless nail polish
A tube of Super Glue to glue the broken off nail
A small tube of sunscreen
Sewing Kit and Accessories
The sewing kit includes items such as:
Stick-on instant hemming tape
Clear nail polish
White chalk (to mask stains on the wedding dress)
Stain remover wipes
Colorless sponge/shoe brush
You can add any other item to your wedding emergency kit checklist that you think will be helpful in an eventual mishap. It is best if you divide the contents of the survival kit into smaller bags so that you do not lose time rummaging through the pouch. It is important that the emergency kit is within reach of the bride and groom so make sure you found a proper spot for it.