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Did you decide to save money and forego the investment of having a planner? Or maybe you’re just an overly cautious person and want to prepare for everything in case someone else doesn’t. Here is a list of our top 10 things that we recommend packing for your wedding day emergency kit!
A travel sized sewing kit is a great way to stitch any minor tears or snags on a wedding gown or bridesmaid dress. If you don’t feel comfortable taking on the challenge yourself, more than likely someone getting ready with you will have a little bit of knowledge on sewing (shout out to all of the moms out there). If not, most small imperfections can be fixed with just a needle and thread!
Using any sort of fashion tape is a great way to keep your dress in place even when you intend on dancing your butt off! This can be found in most retail stores by the intimate section but if you’re still having issues coming across it compression tape can make for an awesome dupe!
First Aid Kit
Anything from band-aids to antiseptics are great to keep on hand in case any small accidents are to arise. It also doesn’t hurt to pack basic medicine such as Advil or Tums to nip any “under the weather” feelings in the bud!
This might sound like a no brainer to pack because having food stuck in your teeth can be embarrassing for photos! We also highly encourage you to check your smile (and the people around you) often!
Unfortunately, bad breath isn’t something that you can really prevent on your wedding day if you’re having someone else cater. Keeping breath mints on hand is a great way to minimize the issue but if you’re still nervous it doesn’t hurt to pack mouth wash either!
Reapply, reapply, reapply! You are going to be the center of attention for the entire day so having deodorant readily available is a necessity (especially later on in the night when dancing is involved)!
If a dress starts to fray you are able to use a lighter to burn off the ends and prevent it from unraveling. It’s also great to have in case any candles are blown out or sparklers need to be lit!
This can go hand and hand with packing deodorant because B.O. is a big OH NO on your wedding day! It can also make for a great accessary to use in your photographer’s detailed shots!
Even though your hair looked great at the beginning of the day by the end of the night it is likely to fall. Having a hair tie handy is a great way to get it out of your face and off of your neck while you break a sweat from busting out your dance moves!
Although Tide Pens can’t fix every stain, it can help eliminate the predominance of the little ones that may come up while you’re getting ready. This is great to use for make up smudges and crumbs from snacks that were eaten earlier on!
Some of these items might seem a little unnecessary, but it’s always better to be over prepared. Even if you end up not using them, someone else might and that makes it worth it!