Everyone hopes that their wedding day will run smoothly to plan and that there will be no mishaps. However, there’s often small things that can happen which can’t be anticipated, so to be on the safe side it’s a good idea to prepare an emergency kit for both the bride and the groom which can be looked after by the maid of honour and the best man .
Here’s a list of a few items which could be useful for the kits:
The Bride’s Emergency Kit
(also for any female members of the bridal party)
Lipstick, lip pencil, gloss or lip balm. Translucent face power and brush. Mascara and cotton wool tips, make up remover. Emery board and nail polish. Hair brush/comb, hair spray, tissues, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, fresh breath mints. Perfume. Extra items: spare pair of stockings, hair grips, static guard spray, stain remover and white chalk which is great for removing stains from the wedding dress.
A couple of needles and a few different coloured threads such as white, black, pink and blue. Spare buttons, safety pins and glue sticks. Double sided tape.
Painkillers, smelling salts, plasters, medical tape, wet wipes, sun screen, eye drops.
Just in Case
Small change, mobile phone and list of supplier/service contact names and numbers. Umbrellas and a few snacks.
The Groom’s Emergency Kit
(also for male members of the bridal party)
Mouth wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouth mints. Comb, deodorant, cologne. Nail clippers.
Spare pairs of black socks, shirt buttons, cuff links
Couple of needles, black and white thread, shirt buttons, small pair of nail scissors, pocket knife.
Painkillers, wet wipes, plasters, antiseptic, medical tape, cough drops, sun screen
Just in Case
Matches, small change, mobile phone, phone numbers of service providers, umbrellas
Double check your emergency kits a couple of days before the wedding and keep the kits handy in either an over night bag or small holdall. Assign the bag to the care of a responsible person who will make sure that the bag is always close at hand, should any mishaps occur.