What’s in my Emergency Kit
An Emergency Kit is my secret weapon to beat most problems that come up at a wedding. This bag comes in handy more than you think. My bright purple Lug bag is hard to miss. She is equipped to handle everything from sewing on a missing button to removing a grease stain. Trust me I am a self-proclaimed stain removal ninja!
Here are a few of my fav items to keep on hand. This is only a handful of items I have for a wedding. There are many more secret weapons in my Marry Poppins bag!
Carrying two styles of cards in my bag allows me to thank vendors if they have gone above and beyond at a wedding. Vendors work hard to create a memorable wedding day for a couple, sometimes lending a hand on things outside of their usual guidelines. When someone helps you it’s nice to show how much it’s appreciated. A nice hand written card is my quick way to say thank you.
NOTE: I ADORE Kate Spade cards! If you look hard enough you can often find them on sale at Chapters. For an extra special touch look into local vendors like Oak & Linen to create hand-made cards.
Lauren’s (the owner) calligraphy is to die for!
For my personal use only… JK! Suckers and smarties are a great way to get a flower girl or ring bearer down the aisle. Don’t worry, I always ask mom and dad first!
Carry treats that are PEANUT FREE! Allergies are common and you want to make sure that your sucker or smarties are good for everyone. Companies are diligent on adding the peanut free sign to their label. If you are unsure, bring the packaging with you to show parents.
NOTE: Peanut free options; Jelly Belly jelly beans, Lifesaver Gummies, Sour patch Kids, Skittles, Mike and Ikes, Sweet Tarts, Dum Dum lollipops, Jolly Ranchers, and Smarties.
Wedding season is during the summer for a reason, the suns out and the weather is beautiful. Warm weather is great for photos but not so great for a bridal party in heavy clothing. Put it this way, on a sunny 20 degree day it will be around 30 degrees under the brides dress…
Baby powder is the best secret to staying sweat-free under your dress or suit. Right before doing up your dress shake a bit (or a lot) of baby powder under your dress. Staying dry will also help with chaffing while walking down the aisle or for photos.
NOTE: Baby powder helps keep you smelling fresh throughout the day and late into the night!
Same as with baby powder deodorant helps keep you fresh and dry throughout your day. Antiperspirants are great to use leading up to your wedding. That way the product is in your pores already and will keep you nice and dry.
This little baby comes in handy more often than you would think! Buttons always happen to fall off of suites on the wedding day. For this reason I keep black and several shades of grey and blue thread handy.
A sewing kit can save photos. Who want to be missing a button in the middle of their suit jacket or even worse a button on their pants!
NOTE: Thread is the one thing to not cheap out on! It may be tempting to buy a Dollarama sewing kit but please please please don’t. Gutermann is a brand of thread that I highly suggest you purchase.
No one likes having food in their teeth… ICK! Nip those pesky guys in the butt by having tooth floss on hand. Make sure that you have a girlfriend there to have your back and let you know if there is something in your teeth – that’s what friend are for right!
Toothpaste may seem a bit silly to have on hand but it’s great to freshen up your mouth without the sugary after taste of mints. In a rush? There is no need for a toothbrush! Dab a bit on your finger and rub it over your gums and swish around your mouth. Voila, you now have a fresh kissable smile!
Tic Tac’s are another great way to freshen up your mouth. After eating delicious food and drinking a few cocktails things might not be too fresh… Beat bad breath by popping one of these bad boys!
Even though I carry these items on the wedding day I always suggest for couples to bring their own personal emergency kit. A bride’s emergency kit will include more personal items like make-up and perfume.
I hope this gives couples insight into what they should bring with them on their wedding day. Hiring a wedding planner is a great way to safe guard your wedding day from minor catastrophes like grease stains or sweat.