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The emergency kit for every bride

By Alana Christensen 26 June 2017

‘Hope for the best but plan for the worst’ can be a wise mantra for a wedding. With so many environmental and circumstantial things that can go wrong, it is important to have all bases covered.

From a duplicate of important phone numbers to hairspray and a backup set of stockings; having an emergency kit on the day can be a blessing.    

When packing your emergency supplies, ask a trusted person to transport these to both the wedding ceremony and reception venue – so you are covered all day – and consider packing the following items.

Keeping the wedding dress pristine…

White chalk will be a lifesaver when it comes to a drop of wine or a stray crumb that leaves a mark on your wedding dress. With a swipe of the chalk over the stain, it will be concealed for the rest of the evening – saving your dignity, and your photographer from editing countless photos.

A sewing kit will never go astray either, for a quick fix to a garment or pair of shoes. Make sure this is stocked with safety pins, buttons, and a needle and thread to match the bride’s dress, bridesmaids’ dresses and the men suits.  

Looking picture perfect all day long…

With all the emotions felt on a wedding day, a makeup touch-up will be essential. Keep all your key makeup items in your emergency kit – makeup wipes, concealer, foundation, lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, blush and eyeshadow – with many brands making small tester or travel sizes for these occasions. Dental floss is another good option too, as are band-aids and painkillers, along with hair products like hairspray, bobby pins and a hair brush or comb.

Key phone numbers…

Having a backup list of all the key people involved in the wedding will be a godsend on the day, in case there are any last minute changes or issues that arise. Include the service providers, the bridal party and the parents of both families – and give copies of this list to either the wedding planner or a key person who can help.   

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