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June 2016

Bridal Emergency Kit: Don’t Forget These Essential Wedding Survival Items!

No bride wants to anticipate anything going wrong on her wedding day, but situations arise and it’s always better to be prepared. Don’t be caught off guard on your big day—pack these essentials in your Bridal Emergency Kit and you’ll be ready to handle whatever comes your way.

You want your wedding day to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, but hey—stuff happens. The best thing that you can do is to prepare for difficult situations and potential emergencies ahead of time with this Bridal Emergency Kit. It’s got everything you need to handle the good, the bad, and the ugly on your big day.

This Bridal Emergency Kit would also be a great gift for a maid of honour or bridesmaid to put together for a friend. Just be sure to let the bride know well in advance that you’ll be gifting her this, so she knows it’s one less thing she needs to worry about.

Bridal Emergency Kit Essentials for Your Body

Granola bars, dried fruit, and nuts

The morning of your wedding is going to be incredibly busy, and it’s easy to forget to eat. Stash some granola bars, dried fruit, and nuts in your survival kit, and put one of your trusted bridesmaids in charge of making sure you take a snack break. Munching on a handful of nuts could be the difference between a splitting headache and feeling as amazing as you look.

bridal emergency kit 2Image by cookingalamel licensed under CC BY NC-ND 2.0


If you find that your nerves are getting the best of you, a small, celebratory glass of champagne may be just what you need to calm down. Just don’t have too much before the ceremony!


By staying hydrated, you’ll stave off headaches, settle stomach troubles, and generally feel a whole lot better throughout the day.

Dental floss

Make sure your pearly whites are free from any remains of your morning snack with a small supply of dental floss.

Breath mints

Pop one in before you head down the aisle so that your first kiss as husband and wife is fresh!

A small first-aid/medicine kit

Blisters, upset stomachs, and headaches happen. Be sure to keep a few Band-Aids and pain relievers on you, just in case.

Eye drops

If you anticipate getting at all weepy during the ceremony, keep a bottle of eye drops in your survival kit. They’ll keep your eyes clear and bright for photos.

Sanitary napkins and tampons

Even if you don’t think your cycle is starting, it’s better to be safe than sorry. And you never know—maybe someone in your bridal party will need one.

Foot spray

Okay, this may sound like an odd one—but a refreshing foot spray will soothe your tired, high-heeled feet throughout the day and keep them smelling clean.


Bring the spray variety so that you avoid staining your dress.

Bridal Emergency Kit Essentials for Your Hair and Makeup

Hairspray, bobby pins, and hair ties

You can easily handle just about any hair emergency that might arise with these three items.

bridal emergency kitJoy and Ben’s Steampunk Wedding on Nikoi Island by Daniel Beh Photography

The lipstick that your makeup artist plans to use

If you’ve done a test run of your bridal makeup, be sure to pick up the shade of lipstick that you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. Even the longest lasting lipstick likely won’t stay put through the ceremony, first dance, and cake cutting, so you’ll need to touch up. It’s a worthy investment to keep your face looking fresh all night long.

Q-Tips and tissues

Getting teary-eyed on your wedding day is completely understandable, so keep some Q-tips and tissues on hand for a quick makeup fix.

Blotting papers and baby powder

The sizzling Singapore heat can make even the coolest bride break a sweat. Blotting papers and baby powder can help absorb the situation, and prevent chafing between your legs and under your arms.

Translucent powder

When blotting papers just won’t do the trick, a quick dusting of translucent powder over your makeup will freshen your face without messing up your makeup.

bridal emergency kit 3Cyn and Derrick’s Gatsby Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel by Bobby Kiran Photography

Bridal Emergency Kit Essentials for Your Dress

Sewing kit

While hopefully you won’t need to use it, keeping a sewing kit for last-minute mending is always a good idea.

Safety pins

If sewing isn’t an option, safety pins can work in a pinch.

Fashion tape

Prevent any unnecessary slipping and sliding with fashion tape.

Stain remover

Don’t cry over spilled champagne—just keep some stain remover pads in your bridal survival kit. And avoid red wine at all costs!

Clear nail varnish

The quickest and easiest way to fix a run in your tights is to paint over it with clear nail varnish. No one will be able to tell the difference!

Bridal Emergency Kit Essentials for Everything Else

Extra chargers

This is one day that you do not want your mobile phone to die. Bring an extra charger or two so that everyone is fully charged and can take loads of pictures.

Grip pads for heels

If you find the smooth bottoms of your heels are causing you to slip and slide, bring some grip pads for your shoes. These handy little items ensure that you won’t trip while walking down the aisle.

Drinking straw

You’ll need to stay hydrated as you get ready, but you don’t want to smudge your lipstick by drinking straight out of the bottle. Be sure to use an eco-friendly straw instead.


It’s something that you’d never think to bring, but can be surprisingly useful in a number of situations.

Wedding vows/toast

Even if you’ve read your vows a thousand times and know them by heart, it’s always a good idea to keep a written version with you. That way if nerves get the best of you, you have a back-up plan.

Navy and White Parisien Garden Wedding at Grand Hyatt Singapore 12Vivian and Josh’s Parisien Garden Wedding at Grand Hyatt Singapore by Bloc Memoire Photography

Wedding Emergency Kit for Your Groom

No matter how organised your fiancé is, it’s unlikely he’ll think to put together an emergency kit for your wedding day. Help him out by stashing a bag of these items wherever he and his groomsmen are getting ready.

  • Lint roller
  • Stain remover
  • Comb
  • Hair gel
  • Pain reliever
  • Snacks
  • Breath mints

It may seem like a long list (and it is!) but we’re sure that you’ll be happy you have every last one of these items with you on your wedding day. And anything you don’t use? Save it for your friend who’s walking down the aisle next!

Bridal Emergency Kit by SingaporeBridesThe Bridal Emergency Kit List by SingaporeBrides is available for download as a pdf

Credits: Feature image from Amanda and Dennis’ Elegant Wedding at The White Rabbit by Valentine Ross Photography, cropped from original.

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Bridal Emergency Kit: Don’t Forget These Essential Wedding Survival Items!