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Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s easy to overlook what you might need with you on the big day. You want to look & feel your best all day so it’s best to prepared for things like breaking a nail or spilling something on your dress.

I’ve put together an easy to follow list for you (or one of your bridesmaids) to pack to ensure you’re covered for almost any eventuality. Wedding Day Emergency Kit



Don’t forget any regular prescription medicines that you need.

But other general things to include:

  • Painkillers
  • Indigestion tablets
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Plasters
  • Rescue remedy
  • Insect repellent & bite cream (especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding)


Pink make up bag with a black suitcase

Your Feet!

It’s a long day and you’re going to be on your feet for a lot of it.  So make sure you include these:

  • Blister plasters
  • Gel pads to slip inside your shoes
  • Heel protectors if you’re wearing heels on grass
  • Change of shoes for later in the day

Wedding Day Kit - Phone, hairbrush, make up brushes


Beauty Items

  • Eyelash Glue
  • Nail Glue
  • Lip Balm
  • Nail File
  • Deodorant
  • Hairspray
  • Your make up – especially your lipstick
  • Perfume
  • Suncream
  • Tissues



  • Sewing kit & scissors in case of any emergency repairs to anyone’s outfit
  • Spare tights/stockings
  • White chalk to mask stains on a white dress
  • Crochet hook if your dress has lots of small buttons
  • Body tape if your dress might need a little help to stay in place


Bridesmaids helping the bride fasten her dress



  • Glue, string & paperclips – all useful if you’ve been busy making your own decorations or seating plan.  You never know if something might need a last minute repair
  • Contact numbers for all your wedding suppliers
  • Snacks – especially if your ceremony is later in the day
  • Mints
  • Wipes
  • Bottled water
  • Clear nail polish – great for stopping a hole or ladder in your stockings getting any worse
  • Tampons & sanitary pads
  • Phone charger
  • Some cash for emergencies
  • Straight pins for buttonholes


Make Up Items


I have all these things and more in my tool kit which I take to every wedding with me.  And I’m still adding things to it!  Sometimes I don’t need anything but other times I’ll be in and out of there all day long.

I like to be prepared and I know having that with me means that I’m kitted out to deal with just about any scenario which might crop up.

If you feel like you need some help with your wedding, why not have a look at my wedding planning services to learn more about your options for getting some help.  Or drop me a line to chat about what you’re struggling with and let’s see how I can help you.

Bonus Tip:  If you’re staying overnight at your venue or a nearby hotel, don’t forget to pack underwear and clothing for the next day. Sounds silly I know but it’s very easy to not think beyond the actual wedding.  You don’t want to be doing the walk of shame in your wedding dress!!


Louise Wearmouth, Founder of Your Fabulous Wedding