There are lots of things you have to remember on your wedding day. You can relieve a lot of stress if you put together an emergency kit to have on your wedding day. This can be done in advance so you know it is a matter of picking it up and going! Simply put the kit together at an otherwise slow planning time, put it all in a tote bag or carry on suitcase, and then pick it and go on your wedding day. And no it won’t take all the space in an ambulance to be fully prepared! However, you do want to have everything you need!
I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten Advil or Tylenol out of my personal emergency kit for a couple or used my sewing kit so they can reattach a button. I have also had brides realize that their deodorant just was not up to the challenge of the stress of wedding day! These things really do happen on wedding day. Be prepared, your venue will not have these things for you. You are responsible for them yourself.
Each of you should have your own personal emergency kit—you will need different things. Since most couples do not spend much, if any, time together prior to the ceremony on your wedding day it is difficult to share an emergency kit.
I talked with Jennifer Ball of Knot Your Average Events and Krista Ridge Smith of Magnolia Ridge Photography about what they recommend couples have as emergency kits for their wedding day. Each of these women are professionals who spend the most time with couples on their wedding day and know what is often needed.
These are items that are needed by members of the wedding party and sometimes needed during decorating and set up.
At minimum your kit should contain:
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Hairbrush and hair spray
Lighter or matches
Your preferred pain reliever-asprin, Advil or Tylenol
Sanitary pads or tampons
Small sewing kit
Medications you routinely take
Clear nail polish
Small snack such as protein bars
Straws so make up does not get disturbed while driinking
Tape-scotch, duct and double sided
Pen and Paper to send notes to each other
Contact care items
Extra pair of socks
Extra backs to ear rings
List of emergency phone numbers for all members of the wedding party
List of all contact information for vendors
Each of your professionals should have their own professional emergency kit to meet their own needs during their time at your ceremony.
There are a few things that are absolutely required—these are not emergency kit but are required for the wedding and deserve separate mention—Don’t leave home (or the hotel) without them:
Dress, veil and shoes
Tux, Suit and shoes
Items for the ceremony-sand-blending supplies, hand-fasting cords, candles, roses, etc.
We hope that you have a fully stocked emergency kit that is never needed on your wedding day and will serve as the foundation for your medicine cabinet in your new marriage!
Contact us to review what you special circumstances are and how that can impact what you need on your wedding day!
What do you think you might need that we left out?