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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

You have been dreaming of this day since you were a little girl and today is here.

You may expect everything to go according to plan, but it would be foolish to not be ready for the unexpected.

The following is a checklist of things every bride should have on hand on her wedding day.

1. Grooming

  • Hand lotion, Wet wipes
  • Curling iron, Hot rollers
  • Tissues
  • Hairdryer
  • Cotton balls, Cotton swabs
  • Brush, Comb
  • Makeup
  • Hairspray, Hair gel
  • Makeup remover
  • Bobby pins, Hair elastics, Barrettes
  • Nail polish in shade worn
  • Headband/clips for your hair back while applying makeup
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
  • Nail file
  • Lint brush
  • Tweezers
  • Baby powder
  • Small grooming scissors
  • Deodorant
  • Small hand towel
  • Perfume

2. Attire

  • "Throwaway" garter
  • Safety pins, Sewing kit with thread to match bride's and attendants' dresses, Scissors and extra buttons
  • Clear nail polish for runs in pantyhose / extra pantyhose
  • Masking tape or sewing tape (last-minute ripped hems)
  • Extra earring backs
  • Club soda or other stain removal solutions
  • Flat shoes for the reception
  • Iron

3. Health/Medical

  • Antacid
  • Bandages
  • Antihistamine, Cold remedy, Any prescription medications
  • Upset stomach remedy
  • Aspirin, Pain relievers
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, panty liners, etc.)

4. Miscellaneous

  • Extra copies of directions to the reception
  • Small flashlight
  • Breath mints
  • Folding utility knife
  • Cell phone and home phone numbers of all wedding participants
  • Duct tape
  • Contact information for all vendors
  • Cooler with juice, sodas, and bottled water and snacks
  • Champagne, Glasses

If you think of anything else that might set your mind at ease, then, by all means, add it to the Emergency Kit. In many respects, this is about giving you a sense of readiness, more than it is about actually putting out fires.

Contributor - DJ/MC Josef Schein

Danse Forté Entertainment

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