Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Whether you’re the bride, the Maid of Honor or a bridesmaid, if you’ve never thought about putting together a little emergency kit for the big day, read on! The cost will be minimal and if it turns out not to be needed – great … at least you’ll know you’re covered. If it is needed then it’s likely to be a game changer. With so many unknowns and with emotions running high, it’s worth planning ahead and covering your bases. You can buy kits ready made or have fun and make them yourself (giving the perfect opportunity to personalize the kit to you)


Thinking of the heat:


  • Bottled water
  • Sunscreen (even on a cloudy day that Florida sunshine can still pack a punch)
  • Aloe if you’ve already had too much sunshine
  • An umbrella or parasol to create shade if you need a break
  • A fan to cool down quickly (or a mister for children who don’t need to worry about mascara running!)

Electronic Devices

Rule #1 with electronic devices – don’t rely on them! That means:

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  • keep chargers handy
  • if you have your vows on your phone or tablet, have a backup copy on paper
  • Keep a list of critical telephone numbers on hand (like your wedding coordinator!) – you can always borrow a phone but can’t retrieve the number from a phone that is missing or flat

Health Wise

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  • Painkillers
  • Allergy medicine if you need it
  • Antacids
  • Band-aids
  • Tissues and towlettes to freshen up, clean up
  • Something sweet to snack on like trail mix, dried fruit
  • Chapstick
  • Spare contact lenses
  • Hand sanitizer – especially if you are following your ceremony with a reception on the beach
  • Whatever helps you calm down – essential oils, music to listen to while you wait

Picture Perfect

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  • Dental Floss
  • Safety pins just in case (a miniature sewing kit will probably hold these and will also have the needles, thread, buttons, scissors and spare pins for attaching boutinnieres)
  • Bobby pins in case there is more of a breeze than you expected
  • If your dress is white – white chalk will cover any marks so the pictures are flawless
  • Stain Remover pen
  • Q-tips
  • Manicure kit – nail file and / or nail polish (the nail polish will also stop a snag in stockings), tweezers -have a splinter free zone!
  • Lint roller
  • Straws so you can drink without needing to touch up your lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • A small mirror
  • Earring back backups
  • Hairbrush / hairspray (especially if you are removing the veil and want to change your style slightly)

Just nice to have

  • Breath mints / chewing gum – whatever you prefer to not only freshen breath, but relax
  • Super glue or duct tape – both of which have been known to save the day
  • Cash


At the end of the day


Rest assured that in the grand scheme of things, saying “I Do” to the love of your life will be enough, but as any good scout knows – “Be Prepared” – a little thought up front could truly make a molehill out of a mountain and you’re covered.

For a day free of stress where you can enjoy every second, call Suncoast Weddings to start planning your big day – for your wedding or your vow renewal we’ve got the experience to smooth the waters and deliver an impeccable ceremony tailored to you – because of all the days that matter in life, this will be one to remember!

Tel: 727-443-0039



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