And why you shouldn’t get married without one
Have you heard the story about the bride who popped a button on her wedding dress right before the
It happened to a bride who was getting married at Windy Hill Wedding & Event Barn in Simpsonville. Fortunately, she was best friends with Windy Hill manager Lauren Burns, who had just what the young bride needed.
“She didn’t have a sewing kit,” Burns said. “Luckily, I had one nearby. Crisis averted!”
Think of it as the Murphy’s Law of weddings: what can go wrong will go wrong without some level of preparation.
For brides, and even grooms, being prepared means having an emergency kit.
“Without an emergency kit, a small problem can turn into a big problem quickly,” Burns said. “It’s smart to have backup.”
That’s why WeddingWire recommends these emergency kit essentials:
- Makeup (lipstick, powder, blush)
- Eye drops
- Blotting papers
- Mini mirror
- Hair spray
- Nail file
- Nail polish
- Hair elastics
- Bobby pins
- Earring backs
- Extra contact lenses
- Pain reliever
- Water bottle
- Energy bar/easy snack (one that won’t make a mess)
Wardrobe Malfunction Items
- Hem tape
- Mini sewing kit
- Static guard
- Safety pins
- Fashion tape
- Lint roller
- Adhesive bandages
- Charged cell phone
- Cell phone charger (portable and/or wall adapter)
- Drinking straw
- Bug spray
- Flats or flip flops
- Antibacterial hand wipes
There’s no limit to what can go into a wedding day emergency kit. The challenge is to anticipate the types of things that could go wrong.
“If a bride spills a drop of red wine on her wedding dress, something as simple as a Tide To Go Stain Remover pen can literally save the day,” Burns said.