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Bridal Emergency Kit

Introduction

Stash items like these in a makeup bag to help you get through any little mishaps that might befall your bridal party. The selection here is just a suggestion; add other items you think you might need. A few more wedding-day essentials to bring along: a phone list with vendor and bridal-party information, a cellular phone or change for a pay phone, and extra copies of special vows or readings.

Bandages

Bandages protect blisters and nicks; include a few different sizes, preferably in clear.

Pain Reliever

Aspirin or a similar pain reliever helps with headaches and other minor maladies.

Chalk

Chalk hides scuffs and marks on white leather and fabrics.

Moleskin

Moleskin is a fabric that's soothing to squeezed and chafed feet; cut and fit it into shoes.

Nail Files

Nail files or emery boards are indispensable for smoothing rough spots on your nails.

Clear Nail Polish

Clear nail polish stops runs in pantyhose and also fixes chips in polish.

Mints

Candies or mints in your favorite flavors freshen breath.

Thread

Thread in white and the colors of your bridal-party wardrobe fixes pulled seams or small rips.

Buttons

Buttons should be collected from all the "spares" that came with the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses.

Scissors

Scissors snip strings, labels, and tags; include cutting ribbon for decorations.

Hankerchief

A handkerchief or tissues dab away tears and wipe away smudges.

Toupee Tape

Toupee tape sounds silly but holds fallen hems and straps that slip; it's strong and safe for skin.

Pins and Needles

Pins and needles in a range of sizes and styles are helpful for sewing and securing.

Bobby Pins

Bobby pins neaten hair and help hold the veil in place.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2002

Reviews (2)

  • saadianajam 27 Aug, 2010

    Hey neet2256 would you like to share what your MOM'S BAG contained!!!

  • neet2256 22 May, 2008

    A dear friend whose daughter was the first of our group to get married, gave me a "Mom's bag" for my daughters big day. A pretty wedding gift bag filled with things from your list and many more that we might need that day, many of which saved my sanity that day! It will be come a tradition in our group of lifelong friends.