Wedding Emergency Kit ideas

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Wedding Emergency Kit ideas
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:09pm

I think I've mentioned that I'm serving as a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding in early July. We got together this weekend and purchased our shoes so as soon as my dress arrives, my outfit for the day is complete! I'm also in charge of the hair/make-up appointments for the bridesmaids on the day of the wedding but I think that will be pretty straightforward.

I got the idea to put together a small emergency kit to carry with me on the day of the big event. So far I'm thinking of including:

  • nail file
  • clear nail polish
  • Advil
  • tissues
  • needle and thread

Does anyone have more ideas for items that are easily portable and might come in handy the day of the wedding? I have a small makeup bag that I can pack it all in.

Thanks!

RoseAnn

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Sat, 04-09-2011 - 5:29pm

Ductape to quickly hem a skirt,

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 6:01pm

Thanks! This is my first time serving as a bridesmaid. I've helped out behind the scenes in a couple of family weddings but this is the first one that I have a more official role to play.

So far, the group of bridesmaids seem reasonable and cooperative plus the bride is keeping us pretty informed of her expectations.

When I volunteered to coordinate the hair and make-up, I asked the bride if that meant I got to boss people around. She said she wasn't sure the salon people would take too kindly to bossing and I told her "I don't want to boss around the salon people - I want to boss around the other bridesmaids!" LOL

RoseAnn

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 6:59pm

Great ideas! A list of the vendors with phone numbers. The day my best friend got married her florist got into an accident on the way to the ceremony. Her bouquet was destroyed, other sets damaged (long story short, things worked out). Just in case the worst case scenario happens it's good to be able to call.

Maybe a couple of pepto chewables just in case. Anyone elses stomach get upset when nervous? Totally agree on the toothbrush/paste. Pins for sure. Deoderant. Bobby pins!!! We needed those.

It sounds like you are an awesome bridesmaid. I watched my friends battle with unhelpful bridesmaids who wouldn't follow directions. Very stressful. Just be sure to book things well in advance. Be stern about it with the other girls if you have to.

I've been MOH and a bridesmaid a few times before so if you have any questions or need any advice feel free to ask. :)

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 5:20pm
Hugss made me think of something for static cling with the hairspray suggestion. I don't know how big of a deal it is but everyone I know that has had it complain the entire time and seem uncomfortable.
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 4:46pm
mrosie wrote:

I think I've mentioned that I'm serving as a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding in early July. We got together this weekend and purchased our shoes so as soon as my dress arrives, my outfit for the day is complete! I'm also in charge of the hair/make-up appointments for the bridesmaids on the day of the wedding but I think that will be pretty straightforward.

I got the idea to put together a small emergency kit to carry with me on the day of the big event. So far I'm thinking of including:

  • nail file
  • clear nail polish
  • Advil
  • tissues
  • needle and thread

Does anyone have more ideas for items that are easily portable and might come in handy the day of the wedding? I have a small makeup bag that I can pack it all in.

Thanks!

RoseAnn

Great ideas RoseAnn,
Only think I can think of would be some hair spray :)




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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 3:51pm

Thanks! Those are all great ideas!

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:58pm
The only thing I found myself in need of were corsage pins. The florist dropped the flowers off and bolted. Luckily my grandma had some in her purse.

Deodorant, a high protein snack, toothbrush/toothpaste (I brushed my teeth before doing the first look with DH), copies of the schedule- the who's, what's, where and when's even if you have a good memory it's nice to be able to just grab the schedule and not think.