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DIY Create Your Own Wedding Day Emergency Kit


No matter how carefully you plan out your wedding day, there are always going to be little unexpected things that come up. You might find a run in your nylons (Pro Tip: clear nail polish can help prevent it from tearing further) or maybe a button comes loose on a groomsmen’s shirt. The good news is, you can be prepared!

DIY Create Your Own Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Today I’m sharing a DIY Wedding Day Emergency Kit that will keep you prepared for any less than ideal surprises. In addition, it doubles as a good purse or car emergency kit for days other than your wedding. It’s easy and inexpensive to make, and can be made for yourself or as a gift for a friend!

create your own wedding day emergency kit

For my kit, I used a combination of items I already owned, and items found at Target in the dollar/travel sections. It is best to keep the kit compact so that it can be convenient and on hand when you need it most! That being said, you may not be able to fit everything on my suggestion list in your chosen bag. The beauty of this DIY project is that you can customize it to suit your specific needs and can add or remove items at your discretion!

What to Include

Here are my suggestions for what you can include:

  • Safety pins
  • Bobby pins
  • Bandaids
  • Neosporin
  • Your favorite pain reliever
  • Tampon(s)
  • Sewing needle and thread. Include thread that matches your wedding colors  (You can create your own travel size kit using cardboard and scissors)
  • Mini scissors
  • Extra buttons in black/white
  • Blotting tissue
  • Clear nail polish
  • Floss
  • Lip balm
  • Tissues
  • Shout wipes
  • Bling wipes to keep your ring sparkling
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mini deodorant
  • Mini hairspray
  • A pen
  • A small notepad
  • Breath mints
  • An emery board
  • Sunblock
  • Lotion
  • Cash (Because it never hurts to have a few extra bucks on hand)
  • A cute bag to put it all in (I chose one of my favorite ipsy bags)

Can you think of anything else that might be a good addition to the wedding day emergency kit?

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