Congratulations! You're getting married and your big day is just around the corner. You've picked out the perfect dress, settled on a gorgeous bouquet, and are surrounded by excited loved ones. While your soon-to-be-husband is excited about the wedding, let's face it, he might not be the one to remember all the little details you need to keep your day perfect. That's why this blog is here to help with the ultimate bridal suite emergency kit guide. We'll make sure you have everything you need to keep calm, cool, and collected on your big day.

To get you brainstorming:

Let's start with what you need for yourself on your wedding day. First and foremost, make sure you have some snacks on hand. You don't want to be hangry when you walk down the aisle. Make sure you have some healthy options like protein bars or a fruit tray. You'll also want to make sure you have a water bottle to stay hydrated. If you're prone to getting nervous, bring some essential oils to calm your nerves. Lavender is a great option. Finally, don't forget extra hair ties and bobby pins to keep your hair in place and a cute pair of flats to change into when your feet start hurting.

Keep your make-up bag handy at all times. You'll want to make sure you have lipstick, powder, and a compact mirror for touch-ups throughout the day. If you're prone to getting teary-eyed, make sure you have some waterproof mascara and a few tissues on hand. Don't forget to pack a roll of double-sided tape to fix any wardrobe malfunctions.

For Your Bridesmaids: Your bridal suite emergency kit shouldn't just include things for you; it should also have items to help your bridesmaids throughout the day. Bring a mini sewing kit in case of a dress or button emergency and a mini steamer to get out any last-minute wrinkles. Finally, you'll want to have pain relievers, like ibuprofen and allergy medication on hand, as well as band-aids and blister pads.

Miscellaneous Items: There are a few things that might not fit into the above categories but are still essential items to include in your bridal suite emergency kit. For example, have a phone charger or power bank available to ensure your phone doesn't die throughout the day. You might also want to have some nail clippers or scissors to cut off any tags or stray threads on clothing. Finally, always bring a few extra copies of important paperwork like vendor contracts, just in case.

Relaxation Items: This day will be over before you know it, but you'll want to enjoy every moment. Don't forget to bring along some items for relaxation and memories. Bring a disposable camera so that you can capture candid special moments throughout the day. If you're into reading, include a good book or even a coloring book for some minimal stimulation. Finally, if you're planning on spending some time in a hot pool, bring some spa swag to make your experience as relaxing as possible.

If that was a lot of text and you just want a neat little list to help you out, I've got you.

The Master List:

1. First Aid Essentials:

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Pain relievers
  • Blister cushions

2. Beauty and Makeup:

  • Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
  • Hairpins and bobby pins
  • Hair spray
  • Hairbrush and comb
  • Makeup remover wipes
  • Tissues
  • Cotton swabs
  • Safety pins

3. Clothing and Attire:

  • Sewing kit (needles, thread, safety pins)
  • Fashion tape
  • Extra stockings or tights
  • Lint roller
  • Wrinkle release spray
  • Spare buttons

4. Personal Care:

  • Deodorant
  • Breath mints or spray
  • Tampons/pads
  • Small mirror
  • Perfume
  • Hand sanitizer

5. Hygiene:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Hand lotion
  • Wet wipes

6. Comfort and Necessities:

  • Snacks (granola bars, nuts, etc.)
  • Bottled water
  • Straws (to avoid smudging lipstick)
  • Phone charger
  • Umbrella
  • Pen and notepad

7. Electronics:

  • Portable phone charger
  • Charging cables for various devices
  • Power strip (in case of limited outlets)

8. Miscellaneous:

  • Wedding timeline/itinerary
  • Contact list of important vendors and bridal party members
  • Small sewing scissors
  • Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
  • Super glue

9. Extra:

  • Wedding vows or speech (in case of forgetfulness)
  • Cash (small bills for tipping vendors)

10. Emergency Contact List:

  • List of important phone numbers (venue, coordinator, vendors, etc.)

Your wedding day is a wonderful experience, but it can also be stressful to keep track of all the little details. Prepare yourself for the inevitable mishap by keeping an emergency kit on hand. With snacks on hand, extra bobby pins, some pain relievers, and a phone charger, you'll be able to relax and enjoy one of the most magical days of your life. All of these small items can be stored in a designated tote bag so that you don't forget any of them. Your partner might not be on the ball with keeping track of all these things, but with a little bit of foresight and planning, you can make sure your wedding day is perfect.

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I'm a wedding photographer with a terrible memory, so I love creating images that feel a little bit like you're remembering them (and guess what--having a great photo will help with that if you're just like me!)

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