Wedding Resources

How to Create a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

It is always good for someone in your family or wedding party to have a wedding day emergency kit. Sometimes, wedding planners have their own emergency kit, but it is always safe to have a backup. Today, we wanted to share what should be included in your kit. Your kit should be stocked with every tool you may need, from fixing a torn dress to practically any disaster. After months of wedding planning, your kit will keep the stress down and allow your wedding day to be the ultimate success. We decided to break down the kit into basic categories to help with organization.

Hygiene and Toiletries

From breath mints to deodorant, these personal hygiene items are essential in having the perfect wedding day emergency kit. This is just an overview of some hygiene and toiletry items we suggest. Make sure you cover everything you might need so that you’re ready for anything on your wedding day.

  • Mouthwash
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Razor
  • Tampons
  • Breath Mints/Gum
  • Lip balm
  • Baby powder
  • Makeup remover
  • Cotton balls and Q-Tips
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Tweezers
  • Tissues
  • Eye drops
  • Oil absorbing blotting sheets

Medical Mini-Emergencies

It is the happiest day of your life, but months of planning have gone into it. It can be stressful. So, headaches and other unforeseen medical mini-emergencies like blisters and minor cuts can occur without any warning and you’ll want to be prepared to tackle them with ease.

  • Pain reliever or aspirin
  • Allergy medication (crucial for outdoor weddings!)
  • Antacid
  • Blister treatment
  • Moleskin (for those gorgeous, but uncomfortable shoes)
  • Band-aids
  • First aid kit

Hair, Makeup and Beauty

You have hired professionals to come and make you look your absolute best on your wedding day. However, wedding days are long, and in the south, hot. These conditions can sometimes warrant a hair or makeup touchup. So, just be prepared to retouch anything that may need a little refreshment!

  • Hairspray
  • Comb or brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Lipstick
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara (or maybe false eyelash glue)
  • Clear nail polish (for nail touchups and also for pantyhose tears)
  • Cover up or face makeup
  • Eye cream

Miscellaneous Extras

On top of all the other items that we have shared, there are a few miscellaneous extras that you’ll be grateful to have in your kit. Our motto is better to be safe and prepared than wishing you had included it when you need it!

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Super Glue
  • Fashion Tape
  • Mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Lint roller
  • Pens
  • Lighter (for fraying ribbon)
  • Pantyhose (both black and nude)
  • Water
  • Granola bar or energy bar
  • Earring Backs
  • Sewing kit
  • Tide To Go pen or other stain removal pen
  • Bug spray (outdoor weddings = mosquitoes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Safety pins
  • Heel protectors for walking in the grass
  • Fast flats to change into
  • Shoe pads
  • Straws (so you can drink without ruining your lipstick)
  • Rubber bands
  • Spare underwear (you never know!)


We hope this list will help you have an amazing wedding day emergency kit that you do not have to use. But, if you do end up having a mini-emergency you are prepared to tackle it with ease. If you think we forgot something on the list, let us know in the comments below and we will update it!