No matter how much one plans and how detailed one’s special day’s itinerary is, wedding hiccups are bound to happen. Here’s presenting the Bridal Emergency kit, a handy case with items that have known to save the day on more than one occasion and make a bride’s D-Day a smooth sailing one!
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The list below just covers the contingency supplies, since we hope the bride would never leave out her makeup, bottled water, or phone on the Big Day. Her bridesmaid just needs to pack up her kit in a tote bag or tackle box, keep it easily accessible in the bridal prep room, and pray that her friend never needs to use it!
- Mini sewing kit with scissors, needles, thread, buttons, and safety pins: For those ‘make it work’ moments.
- Tweezers: From stray hairs to splinters, you never know when the bride will need these nimble helpers.
- Medicine, such as pain reliever, allergy medicine, antacid: Take precautions for the major issues that can attack at any moment, especially under stress: headaches, allergies, and indigestion.
- First Aid kit with band-aids, burn relief, liquid bandages, antiseptic: For all those foot blisters, random wounds, or anything that physically stops her from tying the knot.
- Baby powder: Hot summer days, crowded prep rooms, and nerve-wrecking moments can all lead to sweat. A little moisture-absorbing baby powder will help the bride feel fresh as a daisy. It’s also great for keeping beaded bodices from scratching or chafing the bride’s underarms.
- Extra undergarments: For when baby powder just doesn’t cut it.
- Sunscreen: Even if the wedding is indoors, the wedding party may go outside to click pictures, so make sure to have this on hand. (Depending on your climate, add bug spray for the same reason. Unscented for both!)
- Tissues: For those happy tears, and for any accidental eye pokes with mascara wands.
- Q-tips & Makeup Remover: For eyeliner mistakes and to look more sober the next day.
- Cotton Buds (Optional): They help in makeup removal.
- Sanitary napkins: Even if she doesn’t need one, someone else will.
- Perfume/Deodorant: To smell divine and to make someone around her feel (read ‘smell’) better.
- Nail polish (one clear top coat; one in the shade you’re wearing) and a nail file: Polish chips won’t stand a chance and she’ll be set for the perfect Ring selfie.
- Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks: Nobody wants a hangry bride on their hands!
- Straws: So the bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick.
- Moisturizer & Lip Balm: Her skin and lips need hydration too.
- Super Glue: For fixing shoes, nails, jewelry, head pieces, and more.
- Breath mints: Hand her one right before she walks down the aisle, so the first kiss is minty fresh.
- Stain remover pen: For spills and would-be stains on the dresses. (God forbid!)
- Dental floss/ toothpicks: Just in case those snacks in the bridal suite try to overstay their welcome.
- Eye drops: Don’t let red eyes ruin her beauty prep! (Side note: if the bride wears contacts, make sure she brings an extra pair, contact solution, and a case.)
- Extension cord and phone charger(s): The bride is stuck in the makeup chair, her phone’s about to die, but she needs to call the caterer. Suddenly, you’re a lifesaver.
- Toothbrush and toothpaste: It’s not uncommon for a bride to be so excited when she wakes up that she forgets to brush her teeth.
- Extra earring backs: You never know when those little guys will go missing.
- Hair elastics and Bobby pins: You can never have too many on hand. (Add hairspray and a comb/brush while you’re at it.)
- Alcohol: When all else fails, a little liquid courage is the ultimate backup. Have a couple airplane bottles of the bride’s favorite spirit handy – just in case!
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Love & Positive Vibes,
Namrata The Scriptwriter