Tip of the Day #24: Get Crafty with Your Wedding Emergency Kit

Tip of the Day #24: Get Crafty with Your Wedding Emergency Kit

When you see a mother taking her kids out for a day trip, she inevitably will have a baby bag stuffed with all sorts of goodies for her children including food, medicine, a change of clothes and other important items.  Similar to a well prepared mama, brides should pack a wedding emergency kit (or two) for their wedding.  It is inevitable that one of your bridesmaids will have an upset stomach, a guest’s tights will snag on the corner of a chair or you will have to get your lip gloss poppin’ again after hugging and kissing a receiving line of guests.  About a month out from your wedding, start preparing both a Beauty Emergency Kit as well as a Wedding Emergency Kit and have them packed and ready to go for your wedding. 

There are a few companies that sell pre-packaged beauty and general emergency kits.  If you are short on time and don’t mind dropping the money for a pre-packaged kit, the kit below from Mr. and Mrs. is a great option.  For those of you ladies that want to create your own custom kits, I suggest packing the following:

Beauty Emergency Kit
Clear & Light Pink Nail Polish w/ Emory Board
Travel hairspray & hairbrush
Hand mirror
Asprin and Tums
Toothbrush, toothpaste & floss
Mints & gum
Lip gloss and lipstick
Waterproof mascara
Bronzer, foundation & cover up
Safety pins & bobby pins
Pencils w/ erasers (break off the erasers to use as earring backs)
Deoderant (spray)
Tissues, make-up remover, baby powder & baby wipes
Feminine products
Sewing Kit
Tide To Go pen
Lint roller

Wedding Emergency Kit
Extension Cord
Tape dots
Scotch and duct tape
Paper clips
Sharpie & regular pens
First aid kit
Super glue
Extra votive candles

One of the most brilliant things to do is pack items that have multiple uses.  Here are a few of my tried and trusted favorites that wear multiple hats…

*Holds hair in place (brilliant!)
*Spray on bottom of shoes to create a less-slippery sole; great for weddings on hardwood floors
*Reduce tearing in tights or nylons with a small hole
*Remove lipstick from fabric
*Remove ink marks from a shirt
*Extend the life of wilting flower (A quick spray on the undersides of leaves and petals helps to postpone wilting on your wedding day)

Baby Powder:
*Acts as a hair powder for greasy locks; rub in and back brush to conceal the powder
*Good replacement for deodorant; rub a little on normal sweat trigger points to prevent embarrassing sweat marks under arms and on lower back
*For beach weddings, brush on feet to help remove sand easily
*Absorb grease stains on clothing

*Rub on teeth to help make a long day of smiling easier
*Coat on your eyelashes before bed on your wedding eve to have longer and thicker lashes
*Rub on hands and feet then cover with gloves and socks for soft, touchable skin when you wake up
*Rub on cuticles to soften for smooth hands
*Use as a replacement for lip gloss
*Use as a topical treatment for burn wounds
*If your wedding is during allergy season, rub a small dab of Vaseline under your nose to prevent pollen overload
*Rub on perfume trigger points before applying perfume to keep the scent lasting longer
*Can be used as an eye makeup remover or applied to cheeks for a dewy glow
*Can be used to loosen up rings that are stuck on a finger
*Vaseline can help to take unruly eyebrows or baby hairs along the hairline; use a clean toothbrush to apply


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