Why You Need a Wedding Day Emergency Kit - and What to Put in It

Why You Need a Wedding Day Emergency Kit - and What to Put in It

You've spent months planning every detail to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly. All the details are in place, from beautiful flowers and decor to perfectly placed centerpieces. While you don't want to anticipate any problems on your wedding day, it's always better to be prepared. 

Have a wedding day emergency kit on hand to prepare for minor beauty mishaps. This is an important wedding planning task that should not be overlooked. In fact, some wedding planners believe that creating a wedding day survival kit is one of the most important tasks to complete before the big day.


What Is a Wedding Day Emergency Kit?

A wedding day emergency kit is a collection of toiletries and household essentials to help you deal with any issues that may arise on your wedding day, from a ripped hemline to a nauseous stomach or a makeup touch-up. We recommend keeping a small kit on hand to deal with common wedding-day hiccups. 

A bridal emergency kit will not only assist you in resolving minor issues, but it will also provide you with peace of mind in knowing that you are prepared for anything. An emergency kit will also prevent you, your family, or your wedding party from running last-minute errands to get something you may have forgotten.

What Should Be in a Wedding Day Emergency Kit?

Choosing what to include in your wedding day emergency kit can be difficult at first. While you can't predict every possible scenario on your wedding day, it's a good idea to discuss it with your wedding planner or coordinator. 

Write down a list of items for minor mishaps that can happen on your wedding day. Then, pack items that will assist you in resolving any potential problems that you may have identified. It's up to you to decide what goes in your emergency kit, but we've outlined a few must-haves below.

1. Sewing Kit

Use a small sewing kit to repair minor rips and snags. You don't have to be a seamstress to make simple repairs to a wedding gown or bridesmaid gown. If you or someone in your wedding party button pops off, or a loose string that needs to be taken care of, you'll be glad you have a needle and thread on hand.

To be safe, purchase a few spools of thread in colors that complement your wedding gown and the bridal party's outfits.

2. Jewelry Cleaner

Pack a cleaning kit in your emergency bag to keep your jewelry in pristine condition for your wedding day. Close-ups of the rings shot by photographers and videographers make it easy to see if your jewelry is dirty. We recommend including a jewelry cleaning device in your emergency kit so that you can thoroughly clean your rings on the morning of your wedding.

3. Makeup Touch Up Kit

Determine which products you'll be using on the big day during your hair and makeup trial so you can stock up on a few travel-size pieces. Your makeup may shift throughout the ceremony and reception, but by keeping a few key products in your bridal emergency kit, you can extend the life of your look. 

Toiletries such as blotting pads, concealer, mascara, and setting spray are all useful to keep on hand.

4. Additional Items to Add

Fill your wedding survival kit with small toiletries and handy essentials. Use the checklist below to ensure that your emergency kit contains everything you might need.

  • Printed Copy of the Wedding Day Timeline
  • Extra Copy of Vows
  • Safety Pins
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairspray
  • Band-Aids
  • Deodorant
  • Nail Polish & Remover
  • Pain Reliever
  • Lint Roller
  • Super Glue
  • Hand Lotion
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Tweezers
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Tissues
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Small Snacks
  • Stain Remover
  • Extra Pair of Scissors
  • Hair Ties
  • Lip Balm

Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup Studio

While a wedding day emergency kit may seem overkill, it's always better to be safe than sorry. At Jeanne's Hair & Makeup Studio, we got your bridal hair and makeup covered. Our goal is to let your inner self shine brightly while remaining true to you throughout the entire night. 

For your convenience, we provide both on-site and in-salon hair and makeup services. We are only four minutes away from the Biltmore Estate, Haiku I Do, and the Grand Bohemian Hotel. To book your bridal appointment, contact us today.