When it comes to your bestie’s big day, there is no such thing as being over prepared. 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 emergency kit full of style and safety supplies. Below we’ve listed 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

To Stay Fresh and Clean:

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

For Minor Medical Injuries:

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

To Fix Wardrobe Malfunctions:

  • Sewing Kit (scissors, thread, needle)
  • Fashion Tape
  • 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, then purchasing each in its travel size at a local drugstore. Depending on the quantity of supplies you select, we love this makeup bag or its bigger tote twin as packaging options.

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

Day Of Survival Kit, Etsy // Wedding Survival Kit, Beau-coup// Something Blue Survival Kit, Amazon

emergency kit checklist PDF

Author

Hi, I’m Megan-the voice behind Modern MOH! I was blessed enough to be the maid of honor for both of my besties, who just so happened to get married six months apart. It was my first time as a bridesmaid (let alone a MOH!) and I had no idea what I was doing, so I turned to BFF #3- the internet. It didn’t take me long to realize how little content had been written about being a maid of honor. This struck me as odd, not to mention unfair, considering there are a gazillion and one sites specifically for brides (WeddingWire, The Knot, Brides... just to name a few). So, long story short, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create Modern MOH. I’ve designed this blog to be a one-stop shop for all your maid of honor needs, including some real s#*! no one else will tell you. My goal is to help anyone struggling in their quest to find the answers to their questions, as well as the confidence it takes to be the GMOHOAT (greatest maid of honor of all time).

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