Wedding Planning Ideas

Wedding Emergency Checklist

You start planning a picture perfect wedding ever since you are engaged. You take every effort and give whatever it takes to make this wedding the fairytale wedding as you have always dreamed of. However, with the attire and the pressure of looking best and being the center of attention can take its toll and you may find yourself in some kind of emergency. Besides, there are separate technical emergencies, which always come unannounced; it is always better to be prepared.

Start with preparing a wedding emergency checklist. Try to think about everything that could go wrong and the ways to fix it if this really happens. It is not advisable for a bride to prepare this checklist as it may add to the already present wedding jitters and make her more nervous. Ideally, the Maid of Honor prepares this list and keeps a wedding emergency kit ready if anything goes wrong. If you are a bride-to-be, ignore this and ask your Maid of Honor to take a look at this.

Here are some general things that you should bring on your wedding day, just in case!

Wedding emergency checklist:

  • Extra pairs of stockings

  • Static Guard

  • Mirror

  • Hair spray

  • Hand lotion

  • Q-tips

  • Tissues

  • Safety Pins

  • Needle and Thread

  • Tweezers

  • Deodorant

  • Baby Powder

  • Moisturizer

  • Cotton balls / swabs

  • Wet tissues

  • Spray Spot Remover

  • Hair Dryer

  • Curling Iron

  • Sanitary Pads

  • Vendors Phone number List

  • Fully charged Cell Phone

  • Plastic Bags

  • Aspirin

  • Breath mints

  • Bottled water

  • Prescribed medication (if any)

  • Snacks (crackers, cheese, grapes)

  • Extra make-up (cover-up, lipstick)

  • Hand mirror

  • Tampons

  • Comb

  • Brush

  • Hairpins

  • Bobby Pins

  • Clear Nail Polish

  • Nail File

  • Extra pairs of nylons

  • Masking Tape

  • Stapler

  • Extra Panty Hose

  • Band-Aid

  • Sewing Kit (in the color of bridal gown as well as the bridesmaids dresses)

  • Fabric Glue

  • Extra ear-rings' backs

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Perfume

  • Cologne

  • Sunscreen

  • Eye Drops

  • Flat Footwear such as flip-flops

  • Antacid

  • Dental Floss

  • Bug Spray (for mosquitos, ants or other creepies)

  • Make up remover

  • Nail polish remover

  • Mouthwash

  • Extra buttons

  • Club Soda

  • Pain Killers

  • Scissors

  • Straws (for drinking without disturbing your make up or lipstick)

  • Contact Lens Solution

  • Smelling Salt

  • Extra Corsage Pins

  • Extra Boutonnière Pins

  • Money (some change)

  • Rubber bands

  • Cuff links

  • Bow ties

  • Studs

  • Lip Balm

  • Wedding Schedule

Now, this is a generic list of items that ideally should be in your emergency kit. However, you need not pack a sack as big as Santa's as your emergency kit. A bag size of travel kit will be enough. Add a few items if you feel they are necessary. Drop some items if you feel they are unnecessary.

A Maid of Honor should assemble this kit well in advance and keep it somewhere safe so that she can have an access to it whenever the bride needs anything from it. While the Maid of Honor is busy performing her duties, she can hand it over to an elder member of the family, who is unable to move around so that she does not have to waste the valuable time to find it.

This wedding emergency checklist provides a peace of mind. Only efforts you have to take are to pack all these things carefully in a handy bag and carry it to the venue. Once you reach the venue stow away the bag in a safe place where you can find it easily.

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event. Planning ahead of time and being prepared for emergencies is what life is all about. Even if emergencies do occur, do not panic. There is nothing in this world that cannot be fixed. Stay calm, do not stress yourself and trust your Maid of Honor. Always remember, being prepared is being stress-free.

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