53 Things For Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit


You might start out looking a little tired on your big day, but you’ll be glammed up in no time and ready to go. However, it’s going to be a long day! We combed the Internet and used our experience to bring you the ultimate list of items you should think about putting in your Wedding Day Emergency Kit. Also known as a Day-Of Emergency Kit, if you’re lucky you’ll need very few of these to make it through. But you just never know.

Put them in an organized plastic tool box or a great bag and hand it off to your wedding planner or trusted bridesmaid. Maybe put everything all in one for the morning and then move on to a smaller bag for the evening. However you decide to do it, check out this comprehensive list and have some fun gathering things you want in your day-of wedding emergency kit.

For Clothing, Shoes, & Flowers

1. Small sewing kit with needles, thread, buttons, and safety pins

2. Toupee tape or fabric tape and maybe even white duct tape

3. Spare bra, underwear, pantyhose, and groom’s socks, because hey, you never know!

4. Blister protection like Moleskin and blister treatment

5. Clear nail polish if you have anything that might run

6. White chalk and stain stick to fix or cover stains

7. Small lighter to use on fraying ribbon, candles, and more

8. Super glue for nails, heels, jewelry and decorations

9. Lint roller

10. Small scissors

11. Earring backs

12. Safety pins

13. Floral tape

For Touch-Ups & Fix-Ups

1. Oil absorbing blotting papers for shine emergencies

2. Preparation H to dab on those puffy under-eye dark circles

3. Deodorant

4. Razor

5. Powder for sweaty situations

6. Tiny can of hairspray

7. Comb & brush

8. Bobby pins

9. Small mirror

10. Make-up bag, and don’t forget the lipstick!

11. Makeup remover

12. Hand lotion

13. Toothbrush and toothpaste

14. Floss

15. Breath mints and mouthwash

16. Your day’s choice of nail polish

17. Nail kit with clippers, emery board & tweezers

From the Medicine Cabinet

1. Your epi pen or other medications you rely on

2. Band-Aids and “liquid bandage”

3. Antiseptic and burn relief

4. Hand Sanitizer and towelettes

5. A tiny roll of antacids

6. Allergy meds in a pinch

7. Bach’s Rescue Remedy or other homeopathy for calming nerves without interacting with other meds or alcohol

8. Cotton balls and Q-tips

9. Soothing lip balm

10. Eye drops

11. Tampons and napkins

12. Tissues

13. Sunscreen

14. Bug spray

And Wait, There’s More!

1. Granola or energy bars

2. Energy drinks or shots

3. Water bottles

4. Straws (so you don’t mess up your lips!)

5. Rubber bands

6. Cash and change

7. Batteries

8. Phone charger (and maybe even an extension cord)

9. Pens, note paper, and a Sharpie

Juliana Calvo