…If you want to avoid one on the day of the wedding, prep an emergency kit for your bride. Keep your bride’s needs in mind: what’s her favorite kind of gum, what makeup and chapstick types does she use to prep, what will the weather be like in the wedding city? I was the maid of honor for a bride in Los Angeles, so I had to keep weather and heat in mind.
A few suggestions of items to include in your bridal emergency kit might be:
- hand sanitizer
- makeup removing wipes
- lint brush
- tums or antacids
- lotion (a non-greasy formula is better because she won’t want to get it on her dress)
- pain reliever
- bandaids (we all know those pretty bridal shoes can create some nasty blisters!)
- handheld fan (don’t forget the batteries!)
- snacks (the bride’s favorite candy bar or granola bars are good and easy pickups)
- nail file
- nail clippers
- small sewing kit
- cough drops
- lipstick (ask the bride for her color beforehand, or grab one from the makeup artist the day of the wedding)
- travel size hairspray
- bobby pins
- purse-size comb or brush
- compact mirror
You can find some cute bridal emergency kits pre-made on sites like Etsy, but if you’re like me and tend to go the more DIY & money-saving route, pick up your items at the dollar store (Dollar Tree has a lot of name-brand items you can throw in your kit), and get creative with your bag! I picked up this cute black canvas bag on sale for $2, the bride decal and floral pin from Hobby Lobby using their handy 40% mobile coupons on my iPhone.
Your bride will most certainly thank you for remembering these must-haves on her day of, and even if she doesn’t use them all that day it’s a nice gift to leave her with, providing lots of travel sized needs to take on her honeymoon!