The morning of your wedding can be chaotic. It’s easy to get caught up in the pre-wedding stress and completely forget to pack something important. Take time before the wedding (preferably a few weeks before) to gather all of these wedding day emergency kit ideas and have them ready to go in a bag for the day-of. Use this wedding day essentials kit checklist on your wedding day to be sure you didn’t miss anything. This wedding essential kit checklist will help you in nearly any situation you’ll run into on that morning and throughout the day or night.
Wedding Day Essentials Kit Checklist
Emergency Hair and Makeup Kits
You can’t be too careless when it comes to your big day. Preparing ahead of time will help with the antics. With this list, we got you covered on any possible mishap.
- Nail Polish (for touch-ups)- If you got your nails manicured for your special day, then it is important to have backup nail polish in case it chips or cracks.
- Nail Polish Remover- If your manicure is too far gone to fix, you need nail polish remover to take it off and redo it yourself.
- Nail File/Nail Clippers/Scissors/– Your nail could break at any point during the day. If you’re away from home, it can be hard to find a nail file on the fly. Pack on ahead of time to smooth out any jagged edges so they don’t catch on your dress.
- Bobby Pins and Hair Clips– You always should have some extra bobby pins on hand. After your hairstylist leaves, it’s up to you to keep your hair looking great. If a loose strand gets out of place, pin it back with your extra bobby pins.
- Hair Spray/Hair Products/Comb– This goes along with having bobby pins on hand. You never know what you will need until you need it. Keep your bases covered by having all these onhand.
- Straightener or Curling Iron (for touch-ups)– You might need to redo your hair if it’s not holding up because of the weather or humidity. Have these styling tools nearby so that you can redo your hair in case of an emergency.
- Makeup– When your makeup artist leaves, make sure you have backup makeup in case something happens.
- Makeup Remover (in case your eyeliner runs before you even leave the bridal suite)
- Deodorant/Perfume – Deodorant is a must for a wedding emergency kit. Your big day will be filled with a lot of stress and happiness. Being in a big room packed with friends and family can get hot and sweaty. Make sure you replenish throughout the night to stay fresh.
- Cotton Swabs
- Lotion (for hands, elbows, and arms)
- Small Mirror- A small makeup mirror is perfect if you don’t want to run to the bathroom to make sure your makeup is still good. Just pull it out and do a quick check, then back to the fun.
Wardrobe Malfunction Ideas
Having your bases covered with wardrobe is key. You want to look and feel your best on your big day. Here is a shortlist of everything you might need.
- Lint Roller
- Stain Remover
- Anti-Cling/Static Spray
- White Chalk (great for covering stains on your wedding dress at the last second)
- Baby Powder (great for removing spills from your wedding dress)
- Blotting/Oil Papers- Sometimes your face can get oily but you can’t wipe it off because of your makeup. They make specific oil pads just for blotting out the oil.
- Clear Nail Polish
- Double-Sided Tape
- Safety Pins
- Sewing Kit (make sure you have white thread)
- Corsage Pins
- Extra Pair of Pantyhose
- Iron (Most hotels provide this)
- Super Glue
First Aid Kits
First aid is definitely important. Anything can happen when you’re under a lot of stress. If you’re in a hurry, you might get a few nicks or cuts. If it’s spring, you might have allergies. Make sure you check this list before you leave for your wedding.
- Prescription Medication (ones you take everyday)
- Pain Reliever (Aspirin)
- Allergy Medication
- Bandages (of different sizes and ones with blister medication in case your shoes give you blisters)
- Disinfectant for Cuts
- Blister Bandages
There are a lot of other little things that you should take with you that don’t fit into a specific category. These are great for an overnight bag as well since you will most likely be away from home for a few days. Here are some miscellaneous things that you should have just in case.
- Moist Towelettes
- Breath Mints
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Feminine Products (Tampons/Pads)
- Contact Lenses or Glasses
- Contact Solution and Holder
- Eye Drops
- Phone Charger
- Extra Batteries for Camera or Charger
- Straws (to drink from to not mess up makeup)
- Extra CD With First Dance Song
- List of Vendors’ Contact Information
- Phone Charger
- Power Bank for Phone
- Printed list of contact information for all vendors (in case you lose or damage your phone)
- Extra Copy of Wedding Vows
This checklist should be used as a guide for prepping before the big day and can be used as a way to double-check everything on your big day. Have one of your family members or bridesmaids be in charge of going through this checklist with you the day of. Having these items will prevent potential problems and be used in case of accidents. Be less stressed and more prepared so you can enjoy the day! Don’t forget to print off this article! It’s a built-in checklist for you to shop for and keep!
Written by Brittany Schmidt, CoWritten by Caitlin Connell