emergency kit for wedding day

I had a wedding yesterday where there were very organized people present; the maid of honor is an event planner, there was a day of coordinator (Julie Schmidt; shout out to you!) and another attendant who got married two weeks ago, so she’s up on what you might need in a pinch. It got me thinking, and I wanted to share some must- haves, gleaned from doing about 60 weddings this year (so far):

shout wipes

stain remover pen

Mr Clean stain removing sponge(works great on mystic or self tanner mistakes)

tampons/pads

baby wipes and /or antibacterial wipes

hankies(tissues can leave lint on eyelashes!)

Advil/Tylenol

Tums and/or Pepto Bismol tablets

batteries(for uncharged cameras!)

foot petals

Hollywood tape

shimmer body lotion(you can even make your own by adding a sparkly powder to a fave lotion)

mints/gum

extra toothbrushes/toothpaste

deodorant

hairspray

model in a bottle sealant spray

bobby pins

blotting papers

visine and/or saline solution

scissors! (everyone forgets these)

bandaids/liquid bandaids

superglue

earring backs

emery boards

hose(do people still wear them?I guess if you’re REALLY nice, buy a few spanx that go to above the knee)

BLACK SOCKS(yes, your groomsmen will forget)

clear nail polish

iron/steamer

static guard

sewing kit

tweezers

STRAWS (no one remembers these but they always wish they did; so you don’t mess up lips)

lint roller

straight pins/safety pins

q tips

Aquaphor(great as a lip balm, to put on any skin irritation, dry skin patch, etc)

white chalk (to put over a wedding gown stain)

baby powder(you would be amazed how -er-dewy-you get when putting on your corset/bustier/underthings!)

protein bars

bottled water

nail polish remover wipes

Jump in if you see anything I have forgotten!

August 6, 2007

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Nancy! It’s Vivian. I’m the bride whose wedding you were talking about in this post! The thing that came in really handy for me and my girls was actually a bottle of WHITE nail polish. All my girls who got french manicures were touching up their nicks and dings before the wedding – super helpful. Just thought I’d add on – oh, and you did a superb job on everyone’s makeup for us! I really appreciate it. You’re awesome! Thank you so much 🙂

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