26 Apr · MaryCushenWP · No Comments

Bridal Emergency Kit


Although we all believe bad things never happen to us, unfortunately sometimes they do.  Although some things we have no control over, there are a few mini disasters we can prepare for on our big day.  To do this, have one of your bridal party put together a bridal emergency kit.


This little bag of tricks is built up and kept with either your Chief Bridesmaid/Maid of Honour or one of the Bridesmaids.  It does vary from Bride to Bride, but here are the most common items to include in yours or at least to consider:
  • List of bridal party, known allergies, contact person in an emergency
  • Pain Killers – Paracetamol, Aspirin, etc.
  • Indigestion tabletswedding, bride, bridal emergency kit, bridesmaid,
  • Tissues
  • Face wipes
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Mints
  • Mini deodorant/perfume
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair pins
  • Safety pins
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Lip gloss/lipstick/lip balmwedding, bride, bridal emergency kit, bridesmaid,
  • Plasters
  • Nail file
  • Nail glue/nail self-adhesive dots
  • Spare nails
  • Extra earring backs
  • Small hair brush/comb
  • Chalk/talc (great for hiding stains on your dress)
  • Sanitary products
  • Gel pads for feet
  • Compact mirrorwedding, bride, bridal emergency kit, bridesmaid,
  • Tweezers
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Concealer
  • Waterproof mascara
  • Spare pair of tights
  • Straws (to avoid smudging your lipstick)
  • Bottled water
  • Flat shoes (foldup ballerina style is easy to store away and don’t take up too much room


You may wish to create a ‘bathroom’ kit.  These are ideal if you have toilets exclusively for the wedding (marquee wedding, exclusive use venue for example).  Bathroom kits would normally have a few more of each item though as guest may wish to use them.  These can include (remember to do an appropriate one for the men too!):

  • Pain killers
  • Sanitary products
  • Mouth wash
  • Tights
  • Plasters – Especially for blisters
  • Combs / travel brush
  • hairspray
  • Deodorant
  • Safety pins 
  • Face wipes


It is important to decide what is best for you.  You don’t what someone carrying a big bag around for you just in case.  Ideally, your bridal emergency kit should fit in a clutch bag.  If it doesn’t, you could split it between two Bridesmaids.  Remember to go for trial or travel size bottles. Alternatively, buy some empty travel bottles and fill them with your favourite items.  Just remember to label them clearly!




I read this online and it sounded quite interesting.  I haven’t tried it as my dress was easy to manage on my own. If you do fancy it, I’d try it out at home first or at one of your last fittings:


o0o_Charlie_o0o, from hitched forum, says:

“I will be taking a black bin bag with a hole cut in the bottom, so that I can put my feet through and pull it up when I need to go to the powder room. This will hold all my wedding dress in so I can go to the toilet without needing anyone to hold my dress for me”



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