By Holly Perrier of Perrier Planning Inc.
Putting together a well-stocked wedding emergency kit is key to ensuring that your clients special day runs smooth and stress-free. Here is a list of the most important items to include in your wedding emergency kit:
- Hair elastics
- Nail file
- Nail glue & Nail polish (clear)
- Q tips
- Mascara (waterproof)
- Blotting papers
- Kleenex Tissues
- Hand sanitizer & Alcohol disinfectant
- Mini first aid kit
- Chalk (use for white dress stains on fabrics that tide to go will not work on)
- Alcohol disinfectant
- Sewing kit
- Sharpie, Highlighter, and extra pens
- Scissors (x2)
- Tape (x2)
- Clear Tacks
- Batteries AA/AAA
- Long BBQ lighters
Below are my most used items and why I have hundreds of them…yes hundreds!
They come in handy for securing loose strands of hair that happen to fall out after the stylists have left, adjusting veils, and keeping accessories like fascinators or hair combs in place. They can also be used for quick clothing fixes, like securing a loose button or strap as well.
Advil and Benadryl:
Whether it is due to pre-wedding jitters, a long day of standing, or the strain of dancing, Advil and other pain relievers can provide relief and allow the guests and wedding party to fully enjoy the day.
Allergic reactions can happen unexpectedly, and it’s important to be prepared, especially if the bride or guests have known allergies. Benadryl or other antihistamines can help relieve allergic reactions, itching, or hives.
*NOTE FROM WPIC INC. For over the counter medications, ensure that the medication is in the original package, the expiry date is valid, and when you give the over the counter medication, it must be placed on a flat service. The person who must be over 18 years of age. They will pick it up themselves, open it and take it. If the person is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian.
Ensuring boutonnieres are securely fastened adds a finishing touch to the groomsmen’s attire and helps maintain the overall aesthetic of the wedding party. In my experience, some florists do not provide enough pins for the size of boutonniere or any pins at all!
Every planner’s emergency kit will look different. I personally have three emergency kits! I use an acrylic organizer box for my outdoor weddings so I can easily see where our Benadryl and bug spray is. For our luxe indoor weddings, I have a stylish black crossbody bag; and for large items, like our 25 white umbrellas, we use a storage tote that remains in the trunk of our vehicle.