How to Build Your Wedding Emergency Kit
Every woman pictures their big day going off without a hitch, but what will you do if something goes wrong and you don’t have the tools to fix it? A small beauty blunder or tummy ache could put a huge damper on your wedding day, but they are easily fixable if you’re prepared. That’s where your wedding emergency kit will come into play. The Bridal Guide brings you our suggestions for what to include in your save-the-day kit.
1. Double-sided fashion tape. Your wedding is not the place for a major wardrobe malfunction. Avoid any slippage of your dress/bra/spanx with double-sided fashion tape. The tape attached to your skin and garments, keeping everything in place. Try Hidden Essentials Fashion Tape at Walmart.
2. Stain remover. Keep your fingers crossed that nothing will get spilled on your wedding gown, but in case something does, keep a nifty little stain remover on hand like Tide To Go.
3. Translucent powder. We all know how quickly make-up can melt off or succumb to the oils in our skin. It’s one thing to appear oily to your guests, but it’s worse to look forever oily in your wedding photos. You can keep shiny skin at bay by keeping a translucent powder on hand. It is easy to dust on, and won’t change the colouring of your make-up look. It’s almost too good to be true. Sephora’s version of this powder is under 20 bucks.
4. Gatorade. You will likely be way too busy to drink your recommended 8 glasses of water on your big day. That’s understandable, but to prevent dehydration (especially at a summer wedding) we suggest keeping a bottle of Gatorade G20 near by. G20 only has 20 calories per serving, so no need to worry about a sugar overdose!
5. Protein Bars. Pick your favourite protein bars and pack them in your kit. With all the energy you will be expending on your wedding day and night, you’re bound to get hungry or feel faint. Munching on a couple bites of a protein bar will pick your energy up without making you bloat or crash hours later.
6. Foot support. Dr. Scholl’s For Her Hidden Arch Supports are gel pads placed under the arches of feet while wearing heels to alleviate pressure build up and pain. If you totally can’t wear your heels for a minute longer, break out the Dr. Scholl’s For Her Fast Flats, which collapsible are ballet flats that can fit in the palm of your hand.
7. Perfume. Stop by your local department or beauty store, like the Bay or Sephora, and ask if they have a couple of perfume samplers in your scent. One should be enough to last for reapplications during your wedding day and night, and it won’t take up much space in the kit.
8. Breath freshener. No one likes bad breath, especially when you’re the centre of attention. Talking through your ceremony, greeting guests, and chatting up your new hubby or wifey all day and night is bound to leave your mouth dry and a bit smelly. Keep some Listerine Pocket Packs on hand as a discreet way to kill bad breath. If the classic Listerine Cool Mint is too strong for you, the Pocket Packs also come in Artic Berry.
9. Pepto Bismol. Whether you’re prone to heartburn, nausea, indigestion, or an upset stomach or not, it’s probably a good idea to have some Pepto Bismol caplets or chewable tablets on site. Just think about how upset you would be if you were missed out on fun at your wedding because you felt sick. Pepto Bismol certainly won’t hurt you, and it’s a quick way to fix any pesky tummy troubles.
10. Sewing Kit. A dress rip may seem out-of-the-questions, but you never know what can happen.
Hopefully, you won’t need to use much of our emergency kit on your wedding day and night, but we do advise that you build one and have your maid of honour keep it close by. Even if you don’t use it at all, it won’t cost a fortune to build, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Now that you know how to prepare, we trust that your wedding day will unfold perfectly.
Lauren Chan is a contributing writer to The Bridal Guide.