Your wedding day is going to be one of the happiest days of your life. But a few little emergencies can pop up that might become stressful and exhausting. No worries, though! With a bit of easy preparation, you can effectively deal with the most common last-minute mishaps like a pro. So whether you are planning an extravagant wedding or a simple backyard ceremony, you can get prepared for any mistakes that pop up. Use our pro tips and handy bridal emergency kit checklist to tackle any mishap that might happen throughout the day.
Below is a list of common day-of emergencies you might experience, and some quick fixes to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable wedding.
A Bride Needs to Eat (and Drink!)
When you are about to walk down the aisle, you might get lost in the stress and the chaos of the wedding. One of the most important things you can do is eat (and drink) throughout the day, especially if you plan on consuming any alcoholic beverages to celebrate.
Having light snacks and lots of water on hand while you’re getting ready will give you the energy and hydration you need to make it through all the festivities ahead. With the million other details you need to focus on for your wedding day, it is easy to forget to eat and drink. So be sure to pack some snacks like granola bars, fruit, and nuts, and also some bottled water just in case. Or you could even have your snacks delivered to you if you are in a pinch. PRO TIP: Drinking lots of water will keep you going and glowing.
Between your wedding dress and the bridal party’s dresses, there will be a chance something will rip or stain. But by bringing just a few items you can fix any dress emergencies. Make sure that you have a stain remover pen and a small sewing kit available at a moment’s notice. These will allow for a quick solution to an otherwise major problem. You may also want to keep safety pins, scissors, a lint roller, and double-sided tape on hand just in case. Static spray is a great thing to bring as well. No one wants to go down the aisle in a clingy dress. PRO TIP: White Chalk can cover a stain in a pinch.
OH NO! A Breakout!
You can spend months preparing your skin to look clear and flawless for the big day, but breakouts CAN happen. Waking up to a blemish on your face the morning of your wedding might seem like a nightmare. Make sure that you have some full coverage concealer on hand in case you need a quick fix. You can also try using ice or a paste made of crushed-up aspirin and water to reduce any inflammation. PRO TIP: Avoid trying any new products on your face at least one month before your wedding day to avoid any issues.
Minor Medical Issues
Upset tummy, allergy attack, or a little cut; these things can happen. Be prepared for any potential medical situations by bringing along allergy meds, antacids, bandaids, eye drops, pain relievers, tissues, and tweezers in your kit.
A Hair Out of Place
Let’s face it, the wedding day is not the time for a fly-away hair. Pack things like bobby pins, hairspray, and a mirror to combat any hair issues. PRO TIP: Deep condition your hair a week before the wedding to keep your locks lush.
Not Feeling Fresh
To feel your absolute best on your special day be sure to bring along things to keep you on point. Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash will have your mouth minty fresh. A nail file and clear polish will come in handy, too. Also consider bringing along some baby wipes, powder, and deodorant. Keep your face beautiful with makeup and your lips hydrated with balm. PRO TIP: Pop in a mint right before you walk down the aisle.
A few other possible emergencies can be easily avoided. Bring along some cash because you never know when you might need it. Pack bug spray and a phone charger. Even throw in some earring backs in case you lose one. You’re going to be the best-prepared bride on the planet, and no miscellaneous mishaps are gonna ruin your vibe. PRO TIP: No matter what goes wrong, the day is always going to be very right. Because you’re saying “I Do” to the love of your life and no minor emergencies will ever change that.
You Got This!
Making it through your wedding day without a hitch can seem stressful and intimidating because of everything that could go wrong. You never know what mishaps the day might throw at you. But simply taking the time to prepare yourself for the unexpected will help to give you peace of mind before you walk down the aisle. So get a tote and fill it with everything on our DIY Bridal Emergency Kit checklist and head to your wedding super prepared!