A wedding emergency kit is a great thing to pack for peace of mind on the big day. It can either be part of your essential “top-up” kit, or kept separately with a designated wedding party member for real personal emergencies. Whatever you decide to put in it, or who to leave it with, we have some great tips for you.
Decide what goes in which kit
Your top-up kit is for things you will definitely need during the big day such as: makeup, perfume, tissues and deodorant. An emergency kit can comprise of things you would regret not having if an emergency did arise. This can include tweezers, painkillers, a nail file (or spare nails and glue if you’re wearing false ones), a hairbrush, plasters for your feet and spare phone charging items such as an extra/portable battery.
Decide who gets the emergency kit
If your emergency kit comprises of small items such as tweezers and plasters, it can be incorporated into your regular top-up kit. Bulkier items such as spare batteries/charging equipment for electronic items can be left with a trusted wedding party member or even a member of staff at the venue.
Pack and repack
It’s always best to test how easy your kit is to carry around and use. A large amount of small items can add up to a bigger than necessary load for you or someone else to carry around. Reduce the chance of this by packing and unpacking the kit in advance in order to assess whether you actually need certain items. Remember that you’re only packing for one day!