The Wedding Day Emergency Kit Checklist

The Wedding Day Emergency Kit is peace of mind. It is a wedding day first aid kit and beauty bag for the bride. Don't even consider getting married without one!

It’s finally your big day. You’ve spent months (or maybe years) wedding planning and making sure that all of the items on your wedding day checklist are present and correct. From the flowers to the colour of the napkins, to the DJ's playlist and bridesmaids hair extensions - everything is perfect. But all of the sudden, disaster strikes! Whether it’s that the maid of honour’s dress suddenly doesn’t fit right or the bride’s big up-do is unraveling fast, every wedding needs a wedding day emergency kit to allow the bridal party to handle the unexpected with ease.

Typically, the maid of honour keeps the wedding emergency kit close at hand with supplies that could come in handy throughout the day. The best bridal emergency kits have safety pins, plasters and everything else to handle any wedding day drama one mini-emergency at a time.

We can’t guarantee that these items will fix every sort of problem, but it should be enough to at least tackle the little things and help your wedding go off without a hitch.

Here’s what to pack in your wedding day emergency kit:


Don’t ruin your make-up with the certain to happen tears, ladies!

Hair ties and hairspray

Include any other hair accessories of choice, but, ultimately the most necessary ones are hair pins and hair spray. Include a brush or comb too in case you need to fix any stray hairs during the day or night.

Wedding day itinerary and necessary phone numbers

You could just put this all on your phone but it’s good to have a backup version in case your phone dies. Pack a printout of your wedding day itinerary and include a list of supplier phone numbers too.

Clear nail polish

This is not just for fixing your nails but also for helping any nicks in your tights. Glide a line of clear nail polish over any run and it you will stop it from becoming bigger.

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Water and healthy snacks

At some stage during your wedding day you are going to be hungry and food may not be at hand, so make sure you include water and healthy snacks for you and your bridal party.

Things like unsalted nuts, fruit or a healthy nut bar are great options, particularly if you’re feeling low in energy and your blood-sugar drops.

Deodorant and perfume

You should be remembered for your bridal beauty and grace rather than your odour...


Keep yourself looking fresh by packing items such as lipstick, lipgloss, lip-liner, powder, eyeshadow, a blending brush, bronzer and tweezers.

A phone charger

Between taking selfies, uploading pics to Instagram and changing your FB status, your phone is probably going to need a little re-charge. Even if you can’t charge it during the day, you can charge it in your bridal suite when you get to the venue.

Sanitary products

Ladies, this is pretty self explanatory!

Hand sanitiser

Shaking sweaty hands, touching walls or trees during your wedding photos. Hand sanitiser will always come in handy, even after a pandemic!

Earring backs

Anyone who’s ever lost an earring back on a night out will know how frustrating it is, especially when your earrings are an integral part of your outfit! Pack some spare earring backs for you and your bridesmaids so you can keep on rocking your earrings all day and night.


Forgo bad breath or coffee breath and keep some mints and chewing gum for you and your bridal party.

A sewing kit

A sewing kit usually includes needles and thread of different colours, as well as safety pins which can all be used should any item of clothing on you or your bridal party become damaged on the day. It should also include a pair of mini scissors which is a must-have in any wedding day emergency kit.


You never know what may come up on the day. Keep some cash or a credit card with you just in case.

Facial wipes

Wipes are great for so many reasons. Some are antibacterial, which is great if you’ve touched something icky, and some a great for removing smudged make-up. Sometimes, if you act fast enough, wipes can help prevent staining from occurring, and they are great for wiping away spills, such as overflowing champagne in the back of the limo!

Nurofen or paracetamol

No one wants a headache on their wedding day!


Blisters, cuts – who knows!

Stain remover pen

These are relatively cheap and can save you a lot of heartache, after all, a smudge of foundation on a white wedding dress is the last thing you need to worry about on your big day.

Hay-fever tablets

Allergic reactions, itchy eyes, constant sneezing – these are all unnecessary wedding day woes.