What should I put into my wedding day emergency kit?

For the Bride

Except for your wedding dress, your groom’s ring and your wedding license, your emergency kit is the most important thing to remember on your wedding day.  It contains everything you’ll need to take care of all those little unforeseen emergencies.  A great wedding coordinator will put one together for you; but if you don’t have a coordinator, you can make your own.  It should include:

Hair brush

Hair spray

Curling iron



Baby powder (if anyone perspires, this will help keep them dry)

Clothes steamer

Sanitary items

Toothbrush and toothpaste (you can purchase toothbrushes with toothpaste already on them at Wal-Mart)


Dr. Scholl’s “Moleskin” (protects your feet from blisters)


Needles and thread in black, white and colors matching the other dresses in your wedding party

Extra nylons

White towel

Clear nail polish (for runs)

Scotch tape

White envelopes (for vendor tips)

Extra pen

3×5 cards for the gift table (for guests who forget their gift card)

Extra copies of the readings for the ceremony

Breath mints (Life Savers are great — freshens your breath and helps prevent a dry mouth during pictures)

For the Groom

Every groom should have his own emergency kit as well.  It should include:

Extra pairs of black socks

White T-shirts (in case someone forgets to wear one)

Breath mints


Hair spray


Toothbrush and toothpaste

Another important tip:  Be sure to have everyone in your wedding party, bride included, break in their shoes prior to the wedding day.  Scuff the bottoms on the sidewalk to avoid slipping on the carpet during the grand entrance.

Good luck with your planning, and let me know how I can help!