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Do I Need A Wedding Emergency Kit?

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Ah, the wedding day, a symphony of love, laughter, and the unexpected. While every bride dreams of a flawless celebration, the reality is that the wedding journey can sometimes be sprinkled with a few surprises. Honestly, something will always go wrong on your wedding day, despite everything you do to stop it. (Sorry!) But this is the perfect place to enter the unsung hero of bridal preparedness – the wedding day emergency kit.


Now, you might be wondering if it’s really necessary or just another detail to stress over. We’re going to help you figure out if you need an emergency kit at all and if you do, what should go inside of one.

What is a wedding emergency kit?

Before we dive into the necessity of a wedding emergency kit, let’s identify what one is. A wedding emergency kit is similar to the emergency kit you have in your home or car. It contains the items needed for most worse-case scenarios that could occur on your wedding day. There are some item similarities between your standard emergency kit and the wedding emergency kit, such as bandages and antibacterial ointments. But they usually include a lot more.

Do I need a wedding emergency kit?

So now that you have a basic understanding of what a wedding emergency kit is, you may wonder if you need one at all. The following questions will help you determine the answer.

Do I have a wedding planner or coordinator?

If you have a full-service or partial-service wedding planner or a wedding coordinator, there is a good chance that you do not need to bring a wedding emergency kit because they have one. And usually, their wedding kits are created through years of experience. They may include items you would never think of because you aren’t likely to have encountered that situation. This is also a great question to ask any potential wedding planner or coordinator you are considering so you can learn how prepared they will be on your wedding day.

Am I a Type A bride/marrier?

If you like being in control and planning for any and everything, you will want to make your own emergency kit. This will be the case even if you have a wedding planner or coordinator. Now, you may feel like you can scale back on the potential wedding emergency kit overall if you have a team that will have their own, but it is your decision. Do what makes you feel comfortable.

Will my future spouse be as prepared as I am?

If your future husband or wife is more nonchalant than you, you might want to create an emergency kit that they will also have access to on the wedding day. This is particularly helpful if both sides of the wedding party are not getting ready in the same space. Again, your wedding planner or coordinator may have an abundant wedding emergency kit on their own, but if not, you know what to do.

So what goes inside of a wedding emergency kit?

Now that you should know if you need a wedding emergency kit or not, let’s discuss what should go inside of one. Spoiler alert: this list is infinite, so we’re only going to cover a few of the wedding emergency kit items needed.

  • Alcohol wipes
  • Bandages
  • Bobby pins
  • Bottle of water
  • Cotton balls
  • Hand lotion
  • Hemorrhoid cream
  • Ink pens
  • Nail polish remover
  • Peppermints
  • Q-Tips
  • Stain remover
  • Safety pins
  • White out
  • Vaseline

To Wrap

Hopefully, this helps you determine whether you need a wedding emergency kit. If you still feel like you don’t know, just create one anyway. You rather be safe than sorry.

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