Wedding Day Emergency Kit: Because It’s Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

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When it comes to your bestie’s wedding day, there is no such thing as being an over-prepared maid of honor. The truth is, no matter how well you plan for it, you can never anticipate what mishaps may happen along the way.

Stay one step ahead of any day of disasters by packing a wedding day emergency kit full of style and safety supplies for both the bride, yourself, and your fellow bridesmaids. Below we’ve put together a list of everything you never knew you’d need, broken down into four functional categories.

For Hair and Makeup Touch-Ups:

  • Hairspray
  • Brush/Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Concealer/Cover Up
  • Eye Makeup
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss
  • Chapstick/Lip Balm
  • Tweezers/Razor
  • Makeup Remover
  • Blotting Papers
  • Nail Clippers/Nail File
  • Earring Backs
  • Compact Mirror

For Minor Medical Injuries:

  • Ibuprofen/Advil/Aspirin
  • Allergy Tablets
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Antacid
  • Cough Drops
  • Band-Aids
  • Blister Stick
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray

To Stay Fresh and Clean:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash/Mints
  • Floss
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Cotton Balls/Q-tips
  • Tissues
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby Wipes/Baby Powder
  • Feminine Wipes

To Fix Wardrobe Malfunctions:

  • Sewing Kit (scissors, thread, needle)
  • Fashion Tape
  • Super Glue
  • Lint Roller
  • Static Guard
  • Stain Remover
  • Safety Pins
  • White Chalk
  • Clear Nail Polish

Obviously, this is a crazy amount of items, so we don’t expect you to pack each and every one! What we do recommend is choosing a few from each category that you think will come in handy on wedding day, then purchasing each in its travel size at a local drugstore.

Depending on the number of supplies you select, we love these makeup bags or a more personalized version as packaging options:

If a DIY wedding day emergency kit is not your style, here are our top pre-packaged options:

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