Bridal Checklist: How To Create A Wedding Day Survival Kit

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

Quoting Dickens in one of our wedding blog posts was never on the cards. Yet, we just attended a wedding that was slightly more chaotic than usual.

However, we were super impressed by how quickly the bride recovered from an embarrassing situation. She simply called her bridesmaids, pulled out her wedding day survival kit. Then she went back to the dance floor in a matter of minutes.

How cool is that?

In honor of that practical bride, we’re dedicating this wedding day emergency checklist to the future brides out there.  We hope that this nifty list helps you figure out how to avoid your big day from becoming a series of unfortunate events.

Let’s have a look:

1. An Emergency Bridal Beauty Kit

Unforgivable zits, flyaway curls, smeared makeup, and wine stains―there are countless things that could ruin your perfect look. It’s why you should ask your maid of honor to keep a complete beauty kit at hand for quick touchups.

The kit should include:

  • Makeup Kit: BB creams, lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, nail polish, and foundation
  • Hair essentials: comb, bobby pins, hairspray and hair ties
  • Dress: safety pins, sewing kit, lint roller and fashion tape
  • Toiletries: blotting paper, tissues, floss, and tweezers.
  • Miscellaneous: compact mirror, hair styling tools, and Q-tips

In short anything and everything that they’d need to conceal those blemishes.

2. Essential Medical Supplies

In spite of your best efforts, you can wake up with a massive headache or itchy throat that day. Then there is the dreaded period that could arrive unexpectedly.

Thus, you should never rule out medical emergencies on your wedding day. Your only chance of survival during these mini medical situations is to have a first aid kit nearby.

Or a bag that contains:

  • Band aids and bandages
  • Pain relief medicine (e.g. aspirin)
  • Allergy medication and bug sprays (for outdoor venues)
  • Ointment for blisters
  • Antacid
  • Sanitizer
  • Tampons and sanitary pads

& other necessary items

Even if nothing drastic happens, you’d still feel grateful to have a backup plan to attend to the unexpected emergency.

3.  A Mixed Bag of Must-Haves

Wedding days are a flurry of activities and rituals. You’ll probably be on your feet all day long and never get a chance to grab a bite before the reception. If you’re not careful, then you will end up feeling lightheaded and drained out by the end of the day.

This is why it is always important to have:

  • Granola bars and light snacks to curb your hunger pangs
  • Refillable water bottle to stay hydrated
  • A pair of flats to prevent sore feet


Pro tip:  Don’t forget to pack a portable phone charger!

It’s a Wrap

Long story short, you can’t stop an unforeseeable accident from happening on your wedding day. You can, however, keep things under control like our graceful bride. So think of all the worst-case scenarios and pack your wedding day emergency kit accordingly.

Once that’s done, nothing can stop you from enjoying your big day.

Best of luck!