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So What Goes into My Emergency Bag?

As a planner, I always carry around my emergency wedding bag on wedding days and my couples often ask what I could possibly need that takes up so much space! Well, I’m going to tell you today exactly what’s in it – rest assured that all of these things have been needed at one time or another and I am always adding to the bag!

Emergency wedding bag kit

For those of you that aren’t using a wedding planner, it might be an idea to have at least a few of these to hand (I think chalk is the most useful for those small mishaps that cause stains on the dress  – a little chalk can cover it!)

In my emergency kit:
  • Paracetamol

  • Plasters

  • Chalk (white)

  • Wonder web (for unruly hems)

  • Scissors

  • Facial blotting papers (get rid of shine)

  • Deodorant

  • Tweezers

  • Pins

  • Dress tape (ok then – tit tape!)

  • Lint brush

  • Diarrhoea medicine (when the nerves get too much!)

  • Nice pen (for when the couple forget one for the guestbook)

  • Candle lighter (so used!)

  • Wipes

  • Alka seltzer (comes in handy)

  • Hair clips/bands/hairspray/mousse

  • Chapstick

  • Nail file

  • Clear nail polish

  • Hair gel (one of my very few items I’ve needed for the groom)

  • Mints

  • Sweets (sugar rush when brides forget to eat all day)

  • Sewing kit

  • Face powder and brush

  • Tampons

  • Cotton buds

  • Rescue remedy (calms you down)

  • Moisturising lotion

  • Tissues

  • Sun cream

  • Blu-tac

  • Travel Iron

  • Feet gel pads

  • Cufflinks (the most forgotten item)

  • Earrings (mainly plain pearl ones)

  • Straws (so the bride doesn’t mess up her makeup if she needs hydrating just before leaving for the wedding)

  • Cough/flu stuff

  • Bug spray

  • Eyelash glue

  • Phone charger

  • Tights (in 3 sizes)

So you see – I NEED that massive emergency bag!

I like to be prepared for any eventuality!

I have lots of weddings I’m organising right now and most of them are happening in July so I’ll have some lovely pictures to show you all soon!

Happy Planning,

Lisa x