There's a sudden rip in your pantyhose; the ring bearer spills his grape juice on your dress; you get teary-eyed, causing your eyeliner to run. All of these little scenarios might cause you to feel overwhelmed with anxiety, as though the world were ending. Fear not lovely brides! There is a secret weapon called a wedding day emergency kit for the bride, that will arm you against any little wedding-day mishaps that might occur. Check out our bridal emergency kit list must-haves.
Painkillers/Allergy Pills: Don't let that tension headache or allergy attack ruin your day.
Antacid: Because sometimes nerves can get the better of your tummy.
Tampons: Just in case!
Mini First Aid Kit: This is always good to have handy.
Food & Drink
Straws: Don't ruin that perfectly-applied lipstick, brides!
Granola Bar & Floss: Quite possibly the only thing your stomach will be able to handle. You don't want anything stuck in your teeth while taking wedding pictures!
Mints: Create that minty fresh magic for your first married kiss.
Alcohol: There is no shame in needing a little liquid relaxation for one of the most nerve-racking days of your life.
Hair Pins: What is it about stressful situations that makes your hair spike up and fly away? These will tame the little beasts.
Tissues: Your emotions are going to be running rampant, understandably. Make sure you always have some handy to gently blot away those water works.
Tweezers/Mini Scissors/Razor: Tweezers for any splinters (hey, if you're having a rustic barn wedding, this is very likely to happen!); mini scissors for any facial hairs that you missed the previous night; and a razor for any leg hairs that devilishly decide to sprout up at the last minute.
Baby powder: A lot of brides say they didn't realize that a certain part of their dress would cause chaffing until the day of the wedding, when they are walking around in it for hours. A little bit of baby powder can combat this.
Deodorant: Your nerves might cause you to sweat a little more than usual. It would NOT hurt to have some backup deodorant.
Lint Roller: This one speaks for itself. Do you wanna glide down the aisle covered in lint?
Make-Up Bag: Include a compact mirror (for last-minute make-up checks; nail file (for last minute nail snags), and concealer (for last minute zits - trust us, it's a thing) on your wedding day emergency kit.
Small Sewing Kit: Make sure it is stocked with scissors, needles, thread, buttons, and safety pins for any last-minute clothing catastrophes.
Clear Nail Polish: For runs in stockings.
Crazy Glue: Just in case one of your heels breaks off, or you have some other embellishment disaster.
White Chalk: This is an age-old secret trick for brides. If you get a last-minute stain on your dress, cover it with a bit of white chalk.
What items are you stocking in YOUR bridal emergency kit? Tell us about your bridal emergency kit list in the comments section below!