Mar 4

Love this Contest: Emergency Kit 101

One day last summer I was helping a bridal party get ready and suddenly there was a need for some ribbon.  We were at the bride’s parent’s home, a gorgeous home that seemed to have everything… everything that is, except ribbon.  The girls all started brainstorming, trying to think of a place they could get some ribbon.  They couldn’t even come up with the name of one person who would have ribbon at their house who would be joining them at the wedding.  I stood there is absolute shock!  How do you not know anyone who would have ribbon in their home?  Is this common?  My basement is stashed with more ribbon than Hobby Lobby and they can’t even come up with one twelve inch strand between all of these girls!  Amazing.

I was not there to set up for the wedding or do any coordinating of any sort; therefore I was not required to have ribbon with me. (Although I would absolutely own up to it if I had dropped the ball on that one.) Surprisingly, I didn’t have a spool in my giant purse either (only because I had just cleaned it out the previous day!)

And now to the point of this story… have you thought about what you might unexpectedly need on your wedding day?  This may not qualify as an emergency to you and this was a very minor detail, however, plan on something unexpected happening on your wedding day.


Remember that box from last week?  This is what’s inside!

Have an Emergency Kit with you.  While this is not an all-inclusive list, here’s a really good start for you:

  • Band Aids
  • Bobby pins
  • Breath mints
  • A compact with a mirror
  • Contact information for all your vendors (if you don’t have a wedding coordinator)
  • Crazy glue
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Granola bar – or some sort of snack.  Make sure you eat!  I know there’s stress and excitement and food may be the last thing on your mind, but don’t let this haunt you later.
  • Hairspray
  • Lipstick
  • Lotion
  • Nail File
  • Nail polish (the colors I chose, Happily Ever After and It’s a Shore Thing)
  • Perfume
  • Ribbon – something that matches your wedding colors
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape – or even better, Glue Dots!  Those little guys are amazing!
  • Sewing kit
  • Stain remover – chalk also helps mask any dribbles you may have on your white dress.
  • Static Guard
  • Straws – you don’t want to ruin your lipstick
  • Tissues –for those tears of joy J
  • Tweezers

Tailor your emergency kit to your wedding day.  If you are wearing nylons, throw an extra pair in your bag just in case.  If you don’t have a wedding coordinator, have your bridesmaids help you out with this, its ok to ask them to take charge of a couple things on your wedding day, they are there to support you.


And here’s a little something to get you started!  Send me a good love story, (email, Facebook, snail mail… however you want to send it is fine), and my favorite one gets this starter emergency kit, because I know you haven’t planned it, but you might just have a small emergency on your wedding day!


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