bridal emergency kitAnd 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:

Backup Items

  • Makeup (lipstick, powder, blush)
  • Eye drops
  • Deodorant
  • Mints
  • Blotting papers
  • Comb
  • Mini mirror
  • Hair spray
  • Handkerchief/tissues
  • Tweezers
  • Nail file
  • Nail polish
  • Q-tips
  • Perfume

Backup Items

  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Earring backs
  • Extra contact lenses

Wellness Items

  • Pain reliever
  • Antacid
  • Water bottle
  • Energy bar/easy snack (one that won’t make a mess)

Wardrobe Malfunction Items

  • Chalk
  • Hem tape
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Static guard
  • Safety pins
  • Fashion tape
  • Lint roller

Extra Toiletries

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Floss
  • Tampons
  • Lotion

Miscellaneous Extras

  • Charged cell phone
  • Cell phone charger (portable and/or wall adapter)
  • Cash
  • Drinking straw

Optional Items

  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Flats or flip flops
  • Lighter
  • Mouthwash
  • 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.