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Creating a Bridal Emergency Kit

Jun 13, 2012 08:23PM ● By Anonymous

In a cute little tote or baket, put together an emergency kit that can fix anything from bad breath to a stained dress. Hopefully you won't need it, but as the saying goes -- better safe than sorry. 

  • Small sewing kit that includes white thread, small scissors and a safety pin
  • Lipstick for touchups
  • Clear nail polish for stoking runs
  • Fingernail clippers for a pesky hangnail
  • Earring backs
  • Bobby pins 
  • Hairspray to make sure that strand stays where it's supposed to
  • Eye drops for reducing redness, especially after tearing up during the ceremony
  • Anti-nausea pills and headache medicine for any unexpected illness
  • Bandaids in case a glass breaks or the bride cuts herself shaving
  • Mints or gum so the bride smells minty fresh during the big kiss
  • Tissues for mom and grandma's tears
  • Bottle of water in case the tap water isn't drinkable
  • Lint Brush to make sure Fluffy's hair is brushed aside
  • List of vendor's phone numbers
  • List of entire wedding party's phone numbers
  • List of taxi company phone numbers
  • List of all family phone numbers
  • Dental floss or toothpicks
  • Spot remover and/or club soda
  • Extra deodorant to stay smelling fresh
  • Bottle of perfume
  • Double-sided tape or hemming tape


  • Easy-to-eat snack so the bride doesn't feel faint. Pretzels or dried fruit are good options.
  • Krazy glue for broken heels, jewelry or any other assortment of accessories
  • Straws to drink water or other beverages without messing up your lipstick
  • Nail polish matching the bride's fingers and toes
  • Lotion
  • $20, just in case
  • Tampons or pads
  • Bug spray, if you are getting married in a mosquito-prone zone
  • Iron in case you have a sloppy bridesmaid
  • Some quarters for a parking meter or vending machine
  • Extra buttons in case one pops off
  • Flat shoes so you don't have to wear heels around the changing room