Create Your Own Bridal Emergency Kit

One thing every bride will need on her wedding day is a bridesmaid who is ready and able to lend a helping hand and is ready with anything a bride needs in a pinch. Building a bridal emergency kit ahead of time is something that will help your bridesmaids help you on your wedding day when your energies and thoughts will be best focused on the big day ahead. The following list is a guideline of best items to include in a "Brides Emergency Kit" as compiled by wedding forums all over the internet and recent brides who KNOW what might come in handy and those items that they couldn't have survived the day without. Give this kit to your bridesmaids on the day of and they will truely appreciate your preparation and that they will be much more able to come to your rescue should you need anything at all.

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  • Essentials
  • Sewing Kit, including safety pins and small scissors
  • Clear nail polish (helpful for stocking runs)
  • Nail file
  • Nail polish in the bride's shade
  • Dusting powder for before pictures are taken
  • Makeup (you'll probably have this there anyway!)
  • Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick)
  • Something to drink, like a bottle of water (particularly useful for lengthy photo sessions)
  • Extra stockings
  • Hairspray
  • Brush and comb
  • Bobbypins and hair elastics
  • Hairdryer
  • Static-cling spray
  • Tissues
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Lint brush
  • Earring backs
  • Portable Iron and Ironing board
  • Baby powder (also useful for getting out last-minute spills on a white dress)
  • Eye-drops (look for redness reducing)
  • Contact lens solution
  • Acid relief
  • Smelling salts
  • Antacid
  • Mints
  • Hard sweets (better than medicinal scent of cough-drops)
  • Tampons and pads
  • sun tan lotion (if significant activities will be outdoors)
  • Tossing Garter
  • Masking tape (last-minute ripped hems)
  • Headache medicine (bring two different kinds in case one of the bridal party is allergic)
  • Band-Aids

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  • Wice says
    Heavens, that's a long list! Most NZ brides get dressed for their wedding at home before driving to the wedding, so all these items may not be as vital to dispense to brides maids!

    I love that the list includes things like a portable iron and ironing board (might not fit in those cute little boxes), and who uses smelling salts nowadays!
  • Anna says
    mort of it seems like it could come in pretty handy though!!
  • KH says
    That is quite a list but I guess if you ended up needing something from it you'd be glad to have it there.
  • CheldeWyatt says
    Great post share, good reading about Ashley Rader and the belle et blanc wedding dresses she makes. Creating our own bridal emergency kit is indeed important, appreciate the good post share.

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