Build Your Own Wedding Emergency Kit
File this under “Better safe than sorry.” Although no one expects an emergency—fashion or otherwise—on their wedding day, you just never know when one might happen. Someone may splash red wine on their dress (gasp) or a too-good-to-be-true shoe could end up blistering the bride’s foot (ouch).
Enter the wedding emergency kit. The maid of honor should pack a tiny tote with just-in-case items and keep it in a safe spot during the ceremony and reception.
Here’s what your Day of Disaster Kit should include:
- fashion apparel tape (We like Miss Oops.)
- corsage pins
- deodorant towelette
- nail file
- breath mints
- chalk (great for covering up smudges on your dress)
- clear nail polish (for nylon runs)
- dental floss
- eye drops
- extra earring backs (You don’t want to lose your mom’s pearls. “Something borrowed” means you need to give them back.)
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Krazy Glue (a multi-tasking wonder for nail rips, shoe heels, dress jewels, etc.)
- blister pads
- heel protectors for walking on grass (Solemates makes a clear pair that you pop on to double your heel size and ensure the elements don’t strip the heel material.)
- dryer sheets (for static)
- smelling salts (You never know…)
- hair spray
If you want to leave all the disaster prep to the pros, check out Pinch Provisions’ Miniemergency Kit for Brides & Bridesmaids (available at BHLDN in Chestnut Hill, $18). It’ll save you when, well, you’re in a pinch.
Unless your drunk uncle gets ahold of the microphone. Then you’re on your own.
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