10 Essentials for Your Bridal Emergency Kit

Be prepared with safety pins, blush, tissues, Q-Tips, and other lifesavers.

By | Weddings Exclusive |
Beautiful bride is getting married photo via Shutterstock.

Beautiful bride is getting married photo via Shutterstock.

Your makeup looks lovely and your hair is divine. But that doesn’t mean you won’t need touch-ups throughout the Big Day—pack a bridal emergency kit with the following essentials and leave it at the head table or under the close watch of a bridesmaid. Just in case.

Blush To be a blushing bride you must make sure your makeup stays intact. Once the tears start flowing and the dancing begins you may need a quick brightening up.

Bobby pins If you’re planning on rocking an updo, have extra bobby pins handy to keep those locks in place. These Conair pins come with a convenient travel case.

Blotting papers With all the running around you’ll be doing, it’s important to bring along some blotting papers— like these lovely Boscia linens— to keep oil under control.

Concealer Your makeup artist covered that bothersome blemish beautifully. Make sure it stays out of sight all night long with her recommended product. If you’re doing your own makeup, try this long-wearing option from NARS. It is creamy, lightweight, and teeny!

Lipstick Between “You may kiss the bride” and countless champagne toasts, your lipstick may need refreshing. If you decide to go with a long-wear option, try it out beforehand to ensure it doesn’t dry or crack over time. (We like Nars Satin Lip Pencil for a shiny, not sticky, pucker.)

Mints Bring a tiny tin of your favorite mints to be sure your breath is fresh while chatting with guests and kissing your groom.

Q-Tips Cotton swabs are a bride’s best friend. From cleaning up the shadow in the inner-corners of your eyes to smudging lips, Q-tips can do it all.

Small hairbrush Run a brush through your hair once or twice during the evening to keep it looking fresh and fabulous (especially if you’re sporting fringe or wearing your hair down).

Safety pins These lifesavers can fix a fallen bustle and re-attach a torn strap with ease. Opt for silver pins over the gold variety, as they will be easier to hide.

Tissues Chances are, you may get a bit emotional during your “I dos.” Tote a travel pack of tissues and save your makeup masterpiece from the flood.