Must Haves for your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

August 13, 2020
Must Haves for your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

You’ve planned and planned, but when the big day finally arrives it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected! You never know when you’ll shed a tear and need to touch up your makeup. Or, perhaps you snag the sleeve of your dress. While we certainly hope everything goes off with a hitch, we think it’s always better to come prepared with a wedding day emergency kit. Below we’re sharing some of our favorite emergency day items! Plus, you can even download our printable “Emergency Kit Checklist” so  you know exactly what to pack.


Emergency Kit Bags

Perhaps you want a cute bag specifically for this day! Or, maybe you want something you can reuse. Either way, below are a few we’re loving specifically for your wedding day emergency kit!

Kate Aspen Survival Kit | $15.00

We love this cute little pre-made survival kit! While it doesn’t have everything on our list, it’s a good starting point and you can easily fit a more items in this adorable clear tote.

David’s Bridal Minimergency Kit | $19.95

Okay, so these little pre-made kits are adorable! Not to mention, they make the perfect bridesmaid gift! Snag one for you and your entire crew. They come complete with clear nail polish, a mending kit, dental floss, an emery board, clear elastics, double sided tape, stain remover, a deodorant towelette, a nail polish remover pad, adhesive bandages, mini blotting tissues, a safety pin, pain reliever, breath drops, extra wedding bands, antacid, facial tissues, earring backs, a tampon, hairspray, and bobby pins. This mini emergency kit will fit perfectly in your day-of bag.

Oh, and this adorable mini kit also comes in leopard!

We’re slightly obsessed!

If you want a cute toiletry bag that doesn’t come pre-filled, try one of the options below! Then head to your local Target to get items to fill it with.

Etsy Fillable Bride’s Wedding Day Survival Kit Bag | $19.50

Etsy Bride Emergency Kit Canvas Bag | $10.00

For something more practical, that can be used after your big day, try snagging a makeup tote like one of the cute options below!

We love the cute styles over at Dagne Dover. Their Hunter Toiletry Bag has room to organize all of your essentials with additional removable pouches! It’s also made with water resistant neoprene material.

Or opt for a classic Kate Spade cosmetic bag!

Emergency Kit Items

Now that you’ve got a cute little bag to hold your day-of emergency items, it’s time to fill it up! Below are a few items were snagging for our brides.

Target x Welly

Welly is an adorable new brand carried by Target! They have cute miniature emergency kits that are perfect not only for your wedding weekend but can easily transferred to your honeymoon luggage for use on your next adventure! Pick up the “Kicker Stickers” in case your wedding shoes give you a blister; the “Travel Medicine Kit” in case you can’t sleep the night before, have a tummy ache from nerves, or simply have a headache from too much fun; and lastly, the “Oops Equipment Kit” for emergency procedures like cutting a loose thread on your dress or a broken nail!


Hair ties are also a must in an emergency kit! We’re obsessed with Teleties for any occassion because they don’t leave a dent in your hair or pull it out. This “Counting Karats” style is perfect for your wedding day. They add a little extra sparkle so you shine bright like a diamond even if you need to throw your hair up into a ponytail or bun!

Portable Speaker x JBL

There’s nothing worse than not having pump up tunes playing while you’re getting ready with your bride tribe! That’s why we’ve included portable speakers on your emergency day kit list. Having tunes playing can help keep your jitters away while you sing and dance the morning away. If you or one of your girls don’t have a speaker already, JBL is a great brand to invest in. Not to mention, many are waterproof making them perfect for pool parties. Perhaps grab this guy a few months before your wedding so you can use it at your bachelorette party, too!


This trendy new brand is all over the internet and all of their products are perfect to pack in your emergency day kit! From dry shampoo and makeup wipes to razor and lip balm, these items can easily be transferred from your emergency kit to your honeymoon bag.

Once you’ve got your emergency kit bag put together, be sure to give it to someone you trust! We suggest your day-of coordinator, planner, maid-of-honor, or even a family member. The last thing you need is to remember to tote this around, however, when an emergency strikes, you’ll want to have it close by!

For more checklists and tips for your big day, click here!

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