Call them what you want: an emergency bag, an uh-oh kit, or that-word-that-rhymes-with-kit-but-we’re-a-family-friendly-blog kit. Whatever you call it, you know you’ll need one; a small bag with those things that you hope you won’t need on your big day, but you want to have on hand just in case. Every couple will need different things in their kit, but here are some suggestions to get you started:
First aid: Band-Aids, painkillers, bug spray, sunscreen. A small first-aid kit is a great idea, since it has a bunch of little things all in one place. If any part of your ceremony or reception is outside, you’ll want the bug spray or sunscreen.
Problem fixers: Scissors, a small sewing kit, super glue, double-stick fashion tape, safety pins, stain removers, duct tape. If a hem falls, a thread unravels or there’s potential for a wardrobe malfunction, most of these items will come in handy. And we’ve seen many a wedding be saved by a Tide-to-Go pen or Shout wipes (or any other brand name!). As for super glue or duct tape? They pretty much fix anything.
Toiletries: Extra make-up, chapstick, hair stuff, mints. If you’re wearing make-up, a touch-up kit is a great idea. If you expect your hair to look a certain way, bring extra bobby pins, hair ties, or hair spray. Mints and chapstick will help those nervous dry mouths!
Extras: Phone chargers, cash, copies of your vows. After a long day, your phone may need a pick-me-up, too. A little extra cash stashed away will help in a pinch, and definitely have extra copies of things like your vows and order of ceremony handy.
What else goes in your bag? What do you leave out? Share in the comments!