What do you actually need to put in a bridal emergency kit? What can you skip? No one wants to buy more than they need, but you also don’t want to be left without a wedding day essential.
If you’d like to make your own wedding day kit, we’re here to tell you what goes into the bridal survival kit so you’re covered.
If you’d prefer to buy one, we’ll show you where to get the best bridal emergency kit we’ve seen yet. :)
Let’s get started!
Bridal Emergency Kit
Here is the list of exactly what goes in a wedding emergency kit.
1. Compact Mirror
This can go in your wedding bag. It helps to have a small mirror to check your teeth after dinner (and make sure there’s no spinach!) or to check your makeup in an instant. You don’t want to take unnecessary trips to the restroom and drag your beautiful gown through the hallways and on the bathroom tile — or miss anything! :) You can get one here.
2. Mini Sewing Kit
You may not think you’ll need a mini sewing kit, but the time you don’t pack it in a wedding emergency kit is exactly the time you need it. To fix a quick rip, a sewing kit is helpful to have. Get one here.
3. Travel Sized Medicine
I’m putting these under one heading, but you may need a few of these items. Pack travel-sized headache medicine, aspirin, an anti-nausea/heartburn medicine, and anti-diarrhea medicine. You may think that’s a lot of planning ahead, but would you want to be left with any of the above ailments on your wedding day? I think not! ;)
You can get all of the above in travel-sized packets here.
4. Foldable Flats
Pack a pair of flats to wear in case your feet hurt! These are amazing — Cinderollies are like walking on a cloud.
I’ve worn them myself at many weddings. People even buy these flats as favors to give to guests!
5. Safety Pins
One of the most overlooked things to put in a bridal emergency kit is… a safety pin! You’ll be happy to have one, so you may as well pack two just in case. *Note: Most of the time, safety pins are already included in a mini sewing kit.
6. Stain Wipe
If you spill something on your dress, you’ll be grateful to have a laundry/detergent wipe to remove it in a snap. I recommend this one — it works wonders.
7. Makeup Remover Towelettes
It’s a great idea to have a few makeup remover wipes tucked into your bridal bag or bridal emergency kit. If you cry and mascara runs (waterproof mascara sometimes cannot handle the tidal waves of happy tears of weddings, ha!) you can wipe it away in an instant. Lipstick feathering? Get it fixed quickly with a wipe. You’ll love having a makeup wipe at your fingertips. My favorites are these.
8. Hair Items
If your hairstyle starts to fall out of place, bridesmaids can help you get it looking perfect again with a few bobby pins. This set is available in a case with a magnetic top so they stay organized. Get it here.
You’ll also want to have this travel-sized hairspray, just in case.
Lastly, include a hair tie because is there anything more annoying than not having a hair tie when you want/need one?! Pack one just in case.
9. Earring Backs
Pack an extra set of earring backs. If one of your earring backs falls off by accident, you won’t be out of luck!
10. Floss Pick
Make sure you pack a flossing pick to use after dinner.
11. Breath Mint
12. Nail Clippers
A small pair is all you need!
Pack a favorite set of tweezers in your bridal survival kit.
14. Nail File
A small emery board is a great item to put in a wedding emergency kit. You never know when you’ll need a quick file in a pinch.
Make sure your lips don’t get chapped!
16. Body & Clothing Tape
You’ll want a bit of tape in case you need to fix anything and keep your wardrobe on-point. No malfunctions here! :) Get a travel-sized tape for your bridal emergency kit here.
17. Travel Deodorant
Last but not least, don’t forget to pack a travel-sized deodorant. Apply often so you don’t get sweaty!
Best Bridal Survival Kit
If you’d like to buy the best bridal survival bag, here is the top kit by AmandaMaeStudio! You can get this kit completely pre-packed and ready for your big day from here. Amanda does amazing work and we love how thorough her wedding emergency kits truly are.
If you need another option, this wedding emergency kit is by Kate Aspen:
And there you have it: exactly what to put in a bridal survival bag. What would you add to the list? Which items are you surprised to see? Tell us in the comment box below!