Congratulations, bride-to-be! As you plan all the things leading up to you and your fiancé’s big day, it’s important to be prepared for any unexpected situations that may come up. We’re here to help you create a well-prepared wedding-day emergency kit. There are some things you just can’t plan for or prevent from happening but don’t fret! 😉 Here are the top 10 things every bride should pack to ensure a smooth and stress-free wedding day.

1. Safety Pins and Sewing Kit

Mishaps with clothing can occur at any time. Whether it’s a loose button or a small tear, having safety pins and a sewing kit can be a lifesaver. Make sure to pack several different thread colors so that if anyone’s attire needs fixing up, your wedding day emergency kit can handle it!

SINGER Small Travel Sewing Kit, Assorted
Mini Travel Sewing Kits 

2. Stain Remover

With all the festivities and excitement, spills are bound to happen. Packing a stain remover pen or wipes will help tackle any unexpected stains on your dress or veil.

 Tide Stain Remover for Clothes, Pocket Size

3. Band-Aids and Blister Pads

Comfort is key on your wedding day. You’ll want to make sure to break in your wedding shoes, which means wearing them before your big day. There may still be uncomfortable footwear issues that arise, so ensure you have a supply of band-aids and blister pads! Happy feet, happy bride amiright? 

Dr. Frederick’s Original Better Blister Bandages
Band-Aid Brand Water Block Clear Waterproof Sterile Adhesive Bandages 

4. Pain Relievers

Headaches or muscle pains can strike anyone at any moment. Having some pain relievers on hand can make a huge difference in your comfort and overall experience.

Advil – 10 Coated Tablets
Amazon Basic Care Extra Strength Acetaminophen Caplets 

5. Tissues or Handkerchiefs

For the happy tears that are bound to happen, having tissues or a handkerchief on hand will help you stay composed and feel fabulous.

Kimberly-Clark Kleenex 3-Ply Pocket Packs Facial Tissues, 8 Count
Embroidery Cotton White Handkerchiefs Lace Wedding Hankies 

6. Snacks and Water

On your wedding day, it’s easy to forget to eat and stay hydrated. Be sure that you plan your meals throughout the day. Sometimes nerves can get the best of brides and food is the last thing on your mind. That’s why we encourage brides to always have some quick snacks within arms reach as well as a bottle of water to keep your energy levels up. 

Here are a few snacks we often see brides pack on their wedding day:
PLANTERS NUT-rition Wholesome Nut Mix, Snack Mix, 7.5 oz, 7 Count
Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier
Nature’s Bakery Oatmeal Crumble Apple Bars, 1.41 Oz, 6 Ct
Ocean Spray Craisins, Sweetened Dried Cranberries
Nutella & GO! Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread with Breadsticks
CLIF BAR Minis – Variety Pack 

7. Deodorant and Perfume

A quick touch-up of deodorant and a spritz of your favorite perfume can do wonders for your confidence and keep you smelling fresh all evening!
Dew Well – Refresh Deodorant Wipes
Pacifica Beauty, Coconut Milk & Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes

8. Hairpins and Hair Ties

Even the most intricate hairstyles can unravel over time. Packing extra hairpins and ties will allow you to quickly fix any unexpected hair mishaps.
Kitsch Mini Bobby Pins
GOODY Ouchless Womens Polyband Elastic Hair Tie 

9. Makeup Touch-Up Kit

Packing makeup essentials like lipstick, powder, and blotting papers will help you maintain a fresh and flawless look throughout the day. This will especially come in handy if you are getting married in the heat of the summer.
SLUKULU Silicone Travel Cosmetic Bag
2 Pack Matter Blotting Paper for Oily Skin Total 100 Sheets with Mirror Case

10. Fashion Tape

Finally, pack some fashion tape. There are just some things that a sewing kit/safety pins can’t do.  It’s perfect for securing loose straps, preventing wardrobe malfunctions, and ensuring everything stays in place.
Fashion Tape 

Like we said, it’s impossible to plan for unexpected emergencies. That’s why putting aside time to pack a wedding day emergency kit is totally worth it in the end. All of these items can easily fit in a small tote/makeup bag, so remember to designate a trusted member of your wedding party or a family member to be in charge of it for you.

While it’s important to plan for the unexpected, don’t forget to focus on the joy and love surrounding your special day. With this wedding day emergency kit list, you can rest knowing you’re prepared for any situation that may arise. 

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10 Things Every Bride Should Pack in Case of Emergencies