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15 Must-Haves in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Having a wedding emergency kit on hand can be a lifesaver in a pinch. It serves as a safety net, ready to tackle unexpected situations that may arise before or during the wedding and reception. By having essential supplies on hand, couples and wedding planners can navigate any unforeseen circumstances with ease, ensuring a memorable and stress-free wedding experience for all involved. From wardrobe malfunctions to minor aches and pains, a well-prepared emergency kit can save the day! If you are wondering what to pack in your wedding emergency kit, wonder no more and keep reading for our 15 must-haves.

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Here are some essential items to include:

1. Band-aids

Wearing new shoes on the big day? Your feet will thank you for throwing in a few band-aids in different sizes to handle small cuts or blisters.

2. Stain Remover Pen or Wipes

Accidental spills or stains can happen, so having a stain remover handy can save the day. Our vote is with Shout Wipes or a Tide To Go Pen.

3. Small Sewing Kit

Include needles, thread, scissors, and extra buttons. While it might be unlikely to need this item, when a hem comes loose or a suit button falls off, it's great to have a backup plan.

4. Medication

Top medications to include are your choice of pain reliever (Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin, etc.) and stomach relief (Alka Seltzer, Tums, etc.).

5. Breath Mints

Drinking coffee all morning while getting ready after a lively rehearsal dinner? Maybe a handful of mimosas too? Ensure minty fresh breath on your big day and bring along some breath mints.

6. Hair Ties and Bobby Pins

Include extra hair ties and bobby pins to keep hairstyles intact and secure any loose strands that may fall out for you or your bridesmaids.

7. Deodorant

A travel-sized deodorant can provide a quick refresh during the day or after a night of dancing.

8. Double-Sided Tape

Ideal for securing clothing in place, temporarily fixing decorations or fixing a hemline in a pinch.

9. Snacks

In the exciting chaos that is the wedding day, you might get busy and forget to eat enough. Throw in a few snacks so you aren't going hungry and have a good base for a night of fun!

10. Feminine Products

Think essentials like pads and tampons, just in case.

11. Lint Roller

While you've been keeping your wedding dress safe and pearly white, a groomsmen may have thrown his suit in the backseat of his car en route to the venue. Nobody likes a linty boy, so throw in a lint roller to keep things tidy.

12. Tissues

Have a pack of tissues for any tears of joy or unexpected allergies.

13. Eye Drops

A good item to have in case of dry eyes after an anxious, restless night of sleep the day before your wedding.

14. Touch-up Makeup

If you are getting your makeup professional done, chances are this will take place hours before your wedding ceremony. A great makeup artist will leave a small sample of lipstick with you, but many do not. Don't be left needing a touch-up, and pack a concealer for blemish touch-ups and a lipstick or gloss.

15. Flats

Because after dancing the night away, your feet might be tired! There are so many fun options, from white sneaks to bedazzled ballet flats. There's something for everyone.

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