What to Put in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

wedding day emergency kit

When it came to putting together a wedding day emergency kit for our own wedding, we kind of blanked. In fact, for as organized as I thought I was, I actually had zero things with me aside from my lipstick (which I later lost somewhere) and my powder. I seriously don’t know what I was thinking.

And sure…I didn’t have any wedding day snafus, but if I did I would have been stuck. But thankfully I had my day-of wedding coordinator there (and makeup artist until after the ceremony) to freshen me up or help with any last minute hiccups. Then honestly after the ceremony and a few glasses of champagne, I could have cared less about my lipstick or touch-ups. LOL.

In hindsight, however, I definitely would have brought a wedding day emergency kit with me had I thought about it. If you’re not into DIY’ing one and buying all the stuff individually, you can get pre-made emergency kits that come with MOST of the items below (but not all). This one is a general mini emergency kit and this one is wedding specific kit which is kind of cool, and includes things like emergency vows and wedding bands (um I hope they’re made of diamonds).

If you do decide to DIY your own wedding day emergency kit, you can use our list in it’s entirety, below, or you can pick and choose what you think you’ll need and definitely won’t from it. Just keep in mind that a) you’ll need a larger makeup bag to keep everything in one place, like this one here, and b) you never know what you’ll end up needing, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Are you making a wedding day emergency kit? Are we leaving anything out that you think is a must-have?

For Clothing/Jewlery:

  • Mini Sewing Kit
  • White fabric chalk for dress stains
  • Double Sided Tape for hems and other areas you want to make sure your dress covers (like your nips!)
  • Lint roller
  • Extra set of panty hose
  • Earring backs

For Touch-Ups:


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  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Powder
  • Blush
  • Q-tips
  • Makeup Eraser Sticks
  • Tweezers
  • Extra set of contact lenses (or two) if you wear them
  • Small mirror


Bobbing pins
Clear hair elastics


Nail file
Nail polish in your color

SEE MORE: 7 Tips Your Wedding Hairstylist and Makeup Artist Need You to Know

To Freshen Up:

Eye drops
Hand wipes

In Case of Boo-Boos (Or Worse…Your Period):

Blister pads
Pain reliever
Extra set of undies (in case you get aforementioned period)

To Keep Your Energy Up:

Energy bar
Water bottle
Drinking straw (so you don’t ruin your lipstick)

SEE MORE: Who Pays for My Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup?

Also Don’t Forget:

Cell phone
Cell phone charger
Bug spray
Flats or flip flops
Lighter (for candles)
All vendor contact info
Copy of your vows!

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