Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wedding Wednesday: Emergency Kit

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It's better to be safe than sorry, right? Whether or not you use any of the things in your wedding emergency kit is not the point, it's the peace of mind that comes from being ultra-prepared for any unforeseen mishaps that could possibly arise. If you are hiring a professional wedding planner or day-of coordinator, he or she will most likely come with a kit full of goodies at the ready should anything... unscheduled occur. Ask your pro whether they will be bringing their own kit and what it contains, and discuss anything extra you think you might need. If you do not have someone hired running your big day for you, it's good to have a number of things on-hand at your venue to ensure that your big-day runs smoothly.

Here are the things I carry in my emergency kit [which is a padded sewing kit from Wal-Mart that looks kind of like a picnic basket] as well as some additional items you may want to consider adding for your event.

  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Straight pins
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lip Balm [plain, so if men need to use it, they don't have to feel too girly!]
  • Tylenol, Advil and Pamprin
  • Bandages [coloured for kids, sheer for adults and Band-Aid Blister Cushions]
  • Mens and Womens aerosol deodorant
  • Tissues [purse packs are great]
  • Visine and Benedryl [as an allergy sufferer myself, I know these items can be a life-saver!]
  • Pads and Tampons
  • Scissors and a utility knife
  • Lighters: a regular lighter and a long one as well as a pack of matches
  • Scotch Tape, string and a glue stick
  • Pen and pencil
  • Meal replacement bar or shake [who knows who will forget to eat that day!]
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand and Body Lotion
  • Nail file/emery board
  • Bobby pins and hair elastics [in black and "blonde"]
  • Dental Floss, toothpicks and a small bottle of mouthwash
  • Hair brush and wide-tooth comb
  • Aerosol Hairspray and Hair Gel
  • Tide to Go
  • Lint roller
  • Rolaids or Tums
  • AA and AAA Batteries
  • Sharpie Marker
Is there anything you would add to this list? What did you have in your emergency kit?

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