Wedding Day Survival Kit

Steff Green • May 15, 2013
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The wedding day is fast approaching and you’re feeling the pressure of all those last-minute jobs. With all the chores you have to take care of, you’re worried that you’ll arrive at the wedding venue or hotel missing something important.

A wedding day survival kit solves this problem. Your wedding day survival kit contains all those little things you need, as well as all the emergency items you or your bridal party MIGHT need. Prepare your survival kit in advance, and simply pick up the bag when you’re ready to go.

Some brides and bridesmaids even get creative and make gorgeous bags, boxes and containers to store their wedding day survival kits. Take a look at some wedding day survival kits on Pinterest.

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So what should go in your wedding-day survival kit? Here are some ideas:

  • Wedding shoes, garter, veil and jewellery – and any other bedazzling accessories you need that could get forgotten.
  • Tissues – lots of tissues. I guarantee at least one person in the bridal party will cry on the day. Tissues are also useful for emergency makeup triage and to dab or mop up small stains.
  • Band-aids – in case your flower girl gets a paper cut from the ceremony program.
  • Clear nail polish – fixes a variety of rips, tears and other fashion disasters.
  • Bobby pins – delicate hairstyles will usually need some fresh love halfway through the day.
  • Deodorant – you have no concept of just how smelly a wedding can get until you’re walking toward the venue in a hundred pounds of dress in the middle of January. Deodorant is ESSENTIAL.
  • Sunscreen – If photographs are been taken out in the sunshine, make sure everyone in the bridal party covers up. Be sure to check with your makeup artist about what products can be worn with your makeup.
  • Pain killers and rescue remedy – to calm the nerves and quiet the hangovers.
  • Lint roller – especially important if you or the bridesmaids are wearing darker colours, as these tend to show up the lint.
  • Snacks – Preparations for the bridal party usually last the majority of the day. If you don’t want to faint from hunger before you reach the end of the aisle, you’ll need something to eat during the day. Pack a variety of quick, healthy snacks such as bagel crisps, platters of chopped vegetables and dips, and cucumber sandwiches.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss – there’s nothing worse than smiling for your bridal portraits with a bit of cucumber sandwich between your teeth.
  • A bottle of bubbly – this is to drink in the morning while you’re all getting ready.
  • Breath-freshening mints, for a perfect, minty-fresh kiss!
  • Tampons
  • Sewing Kit (with scissors) – for emergency beading repairs or tidying up loose threads.
  • Safety pins and/or model tape – if you can’t fix it with safety pins and model’s tape, it is probably unfixable.
  • Makeup – you’ll probably need your basic foundation and lipstick for touch-ups.
  • Hairspray – useful for mid-day hair touch-ups.
  • Comfy shoes or slippers – wear these throughout the morning, to give you feet a rest before the big event.

What else would you put in your wedding day survival kit?

Steff Green
Steff Green
WeddingWise Blogger

Steff Green is a freelance writer, blogger and alternative wedding celebrant based in Auckland. Check out her celebrant services and blog for fun, weird and unique weddings at And keep an eye out for her gothic wedding book, Till Death Do Us Part, coming out soon.

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