How to Make a Wedding Emergency Kit

Hello, loves! What do you really need to pack on your wedding day? Today we’re showing you how to make a wedding emergency kit for just-in-case scenarios so your wedding day will go off without a hitch. Whether your nylons (or mascara!) starts to run, you get a headache, your nail polish chips, your feet start to hurt, or dozens of other mishaps occur, your wedding emergency kit will keep you covered! To make your kit, you’ll want to gather up the essentials included in our list below, place ’em all in a chic bag (we’ve included a few in this post), and ask your MOH (Maid of Honor) to keep the kit on hand if needed. So, if you’re ready get started, read on to find out more!

how to make a wedding emergency kit

duffel by rhinestone sash

How to Make a Wedding Emergency Kit

The best way to avoid a wedding day mishap is with a wedding emergency kit. You can make your own with one quick trip to the store – or shop online – and place everything in a sturdy, ready-to-go bag. You can make this bag at anytime in your wedding planning process and it will be ready to go on the big day. First, gather the following supplies from our list.

The List

o Mini sewing kit (with small scissors)
o Button-down shirt (or zip hooded sweatshirt)
o Clear nail polish (for nylon runs)
o Oil blotting sheets
o Nail polish (in the color you’re wearing for touch-ups)
o Shoe pad inserts for happy, ready-to-dance feet
o Heel traction pads so you don’t slip down the aisle
o Aspirin
o Breath Mints
o Safety pins
o Tube of lipstick
o Chapstick
o Tissues
o Powder compact
o Concealer
o Waterproof mascara
o Pair of slippers / ballet flats

pink ballet flats

slippers by erin bonnie

o Tweezers
o Makeup remover towelettes (in case of a mascara mishap)
o Nail clippers
o Pocket Mirror

pocket mirror by buttonlandia

pocket mirror by buttonlandia

o Bobby pins
o Travel size hairspray
o Deodorant
o Tampons / Pads
o Travel size perfume (this scent is one of my favorites!)

The Bag

Once you have gathered the wedding essentials, you’ll need a chic place to stow ’em. Check out this chic, rhinestone-covered duffel bag by A Bridal Shop

mrs duffel bag with rhinestones

duffel bag by rhinestone sash

If a tote bag is what you’re looking for, grab a tote bag! One of our favorites is by Paper Flora, which can also be customized with your name…

bride tote bag

bride tote bag by paperflora

Take a Few Essentials To-Go

You may also want to have a small bridal clutch for a few must-haves at dinner (so you don’t have to lug around a huge bag). Place in it mints, lipstick, and a mirror. Here’s a gorgeous bridal clutch by ANGEE W.

bridal clutch in lace

clutch by angee w.

And another by Sara C. Accessories which features a pink lining and rhinestones that read, “I Do”.

i do bridal clutch

clutch by sara c. accessories

And, with that, your wedding emergency kit is complete! Now, if anything goes haywire on the big day, you’ll have some essentials just in case. :) Would you add anything to the list? Comment below with anything you’d add to the bag!

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Happy Planning!


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