Wedding day emergency supplies

June 14, 2013
Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of

Destination Wedding Day Emergency List 


  • Hand cream
  • Perfume
  • Tissues
  • Hairdryer
  • Cotton balls, cotton swabs
  • Brush, comb
  • Makeup for touchups
  • Travel size hairspray, hair gel
  • Makeup remover
  • Bobby pins, hair elastics, barrettes
  • Nail polish in shade worn
  • Headband or clips for pulling hair back while applying makeup
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Nail file
  • Mouthwash/breath mints
  • Tweezers
  • Baby powder
  • Small grooming scissors
  • Deodorant
  • Curling iron, hot rollers
  • Safety pins


  • “Throwaway” garter
  • Sewing kit within thread the color of the bride’s and attendants’ dresses
  • Clear nail polish or sewing tape (for last-minute ripped hems)
  • Extra earring backs
  • Small scissors (for thread)
  • Crazy glue
  • Club soda or other stain removal solutions
  • Flat shoes for the reception
  • Iron
  • Extra hosiery
  • Static cling spray


  • Antacid
  • Band-Aids
  • Antihistamine, cold remedy, any prescription medications
  • Upset stomach remedy
  • Aspirin, pain relievers
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, panty liners, etc.)


    • Extra copies of directions to the reception
    • Cooler with boiled water
    • Disposable camera (for some of your own personal shots)
    • Snacks
    • Cell phone and phone numbers of all wedding participants
    • Contact information for all wedding vendors/wedding coordinators


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