How to create an emergency kit for the bride and bridesmaids

Every bride needs an emergency kit that will help them and their bridesmaids endure any last minute hiccups on the big day.

In this blog post, we have thought of absolutely everything so that you don’t have to, putting together a comprehensive list of must haves for your emergency wedding kit / bridesmaid bag.

1. Sewing Kit (including pins and buttons of all kinds)

You never know when a loose thread can lead to a tear, or when a button will unexpectedly pop. For this reason, a sewing kit can be your absolute saviour for a quick patch-up should anything go awry.
 

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2. First-Aid Kit

Having plenty of plasters and disinfectant on-hand will ensure that any slight injuries can go unnoticed as well as cause minimal disruption. This can be particularly crucial during photo opportunities. As ridiculous as it sounds, anything from a smashed glass from a raised toast to splinters resulting from leaning on fences can soon cause major disruptions to photo sessions, while a member of the party scrambles for a plaster. So the first-aid kit is an absolute must.
 

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3. Stain Remover Pen

So a clumsy guest with the red wine or gravy boat has splattered all over the bride or a fellow guest. A powerful stain remover pen can quickly ensure no quick changes are needed.
 

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4. Hay Fever Tablets

Many weddings take place over the Spring and Summer months. During this time, pollen levels can be extremely high and although there won’t be a dry eye in the house, it’s better that this is not down to irritating hay fever.
 

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5. Dry Shampoo and Hairspray (plus hairbrush complete with mirror and hair grips)

You might have a makeup artist on-hand throughout the day, but when it comes to your hair, the British weather and all the unpredictability that comes with it can mean that your hair can become equally unpredictable. Dry shampoo and that extra bit of hairspray can go a long way towards keeping hair looking fresh and in-place until the celebrations come to an end in the late am.
 

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6. Rescue Remedy (plus a mini deodorant!)

Commonly used by students in exams, Rescue Remedy’s blend of natural ingredients is designed to calm nerves. This may well be our number one recommendation for the kit!
 

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7. Toothbrush and Toothpaste (chewing gum)

Speaking to so many people all day and with the ‘kiss the bride’ moment on many occasions, a toothbrush and mini toothpaste is another staple.
 

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8. Tights, Tampons and Tissues

Enough said. The holy trinity of emergency kit must-haves.
 

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9. Chalk and Pens

So you find out that your great aunt has re-married and her plus one is in fact her new husband. This would not be an emergency until you realise that her old name is listed on just about every piece of stationery and the beautifully chalked table plan!
 

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10. Party Feet (gel insoles) and Flip Flops

So it’s 8pm and you’ve used all of the above – erasing the gravy spilt during the sit down meal, amending chalk boards, sewing buttons and fixing your hair. Everything is perfect, except, you can now barely walk and loathe the shoes you used to dream about. Enter, party feet. These handy gels slide into your heels like an insole, cooling your feet instantly. Now you can dance the night away.
 

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