How to Make a Bridal Emergency Kit for Your Wedding


Even the most carefully planned wedding day can run into an unexpected emergency. Brides-to-be can be prepared for any wedding malfunction with a stocked kit of essential items, such as pain relievers, breath mints and even an extra pair of shoes . Before the wedding day, the maid of honor should prepare an emergency kit by stocking a tote bag with all the necessary items the bride needs to ensure her big day goes off without a hitch.

Things You'll Need

  • Tote bag
  • Small bags with zipper closures
  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Mints
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Curling iron
  • Straightener
  • Hairspray
  • Shoes
  • Nail file
  • Nail polish
  • Sewing Kit
  • Spot-remover
  • Panty hose
  • Undergarments
  • Pain relievers
  • Tissues
  • Eye drops
  • Tampons
  • Snacks
  • Choose a large, sturdy tote bag for the bridal emergency kit. Select one with sturdy carrying straps and several interior pockets to help keep the various contents organized. For a special touch, select a bag in the wedding colors and have it monogrammed with the bride's initials or the wedding date.

  • Fill the tote bag with all the essential items needed to ensure the bride can handle and avoid any wedding day mishaps. Select several smaller bags with zipper closures to organize and separate the items inside the tote bag, so she can locate them easily and at a moment's notice.

  • Include beauty items in the emergency kit in case the bride needs to freshen her look. Items such as makeup, perfume, deodorant and oral care items like mouthwash, mints and toothpaste help the bride look and feel her best. Be prepared for any manicure and pedicure emergencies with a nail file, clippers and a bottle of nail polish. Avert hair disasters with a curling iron, straightener and hairspray.

  • Prepare for any bridal wardrobe malfunctions to ensure the bride looks her best on her special day. Include an extra pair of shoes that match her wedding ensemble in case her original shoes break a strap or heel. A small sewing kit is essential to repair any tears, rips or loose straps on the bride's gown and a bottle of spot-remover will ensure the gown stays pure white. Include an extra pair of panty hose and undergarments in the kit in case they are needed.

  • Gather various health-related items to include in the emergency kit in case the bride needs some relief from the stress of her big day. Include pain relievers that can alleviate a headache, backache or other pains the bride may have, tissues, eye drops and tampons in case of an unforeseen feminine emergency. Stock a few healthy snacks, like granola bars, crackers and a bottle of water for the bride to help her maintain her energy throughout the day.

  • Put the bridal emergency kit together a couple of weeks before the wedding. On the wedding day, the maid of honor should bring the tote bag, filled with all the essential items, to the wedding location and store in a safe, easily-accessible place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Prepare the tote bag in advance to avoid scrambling right before the wedding to assemble the emergency kit.
  • Be sure to double-check the correct makeup colors and brands the bride uses to ensure a flawless match.

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