15 Wedding Emergency Kit Must-Haves

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From dress stains or rips to headaches to paper cuts, there are a variety of minor mishaps that can occur on your wedding day. But instead of worrying about them, be prepared! Create a wedding-day emergency kit or ask one of your bridesmaids to do it for you. Even if your wedding day is smooth sailing, you’ll be glad you had these essentials on hand:

Tissues
Things may get a little emotional on your wedding day, so be sure to have a pack of tissues close by at all hand. If your dress has pockets, all the better – if not, ask one of your ‘maids to stash some tissues in her purse for you.

Double Stick Tape
Also known as “Fashion Tape,” this can help your gown stay in place, especially if you’re wearing strapless. It can also secure a ripped hem (which can happen if someone accidentally steps on your dress).

Extra Shoes
A shoe heel breaking can leave you barefoot on your wedding day (unless you’re having a beach wedding, in which case, we say go for it!). Bring a back up pair of heels that are around the same height as your primary shoes, just in case of an unforeseen footwear malfunction.

Dental Floss
We highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy the food on your wedding day, but take a moment to check yourself in the mirror afterwards – and be sure to have some floss on hand just in case of any unsightly food particles!

Medication
Of course, any prescribed medication that you take on a daily basis is a must, but also bring over-the-counter medications, in case of headaches, stomach issues, or allergies.

Sewing Kit with Scissors
Be sure to have a sewing kit on hand (with scissors!) in case of loose threads or buttons, accidental rips, or even just your bridesmaid forgetting to take the tag off her dress! Also important: Someone who actually knows how to sew!

Band-Aids
Because blood on your wedding dress isn’t a great look.

Stain Removal Pen
Always good to have in case of a stain on your or one of your VIPs’ attire. Depending on the fabric of the stained attire, one of these bad boys can be a lifesaver.

Chalk
It doesn’t always work, but chalk can be a quick fix for a stain on a white wedding dress.

Straws
For sipping drinks pre-wedding so you don’t ruin your lipstick!

Feminine Hygiene Products
Because…well, you never know.

Breath Mints
Your spouse-to-be will thank you.

Deoderant
See above

Concealer and Lipstick
Even if you’re having your makeup professionally done, chances are some of your makeup might rub off by the end of the night. Freshen up with a little concealer and lipstick so you look great for your grand exit.

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Last Updated: June 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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