Diy bridesmaids survival kit ideas

The above shopping list is, of course, no means exhaustive, and a survival kit this extensive might be overkill for some weddings! However it is a excellent starting point for thinking about what bits and pieces you need to include. Remember to download your own free DIY Emergency Kit shopping list by clicking here & filling out your details.

If you desire to go an additional step, how about setting up an emergency kit for the bathrooms?

Megan at She Said Yes has a really detailed article on what you can include and what was used (and wasnt!) at her wedding.

Are there any bits and pieces youd add to this list? Own you had any issues in the weddings youve been in, and own something to add? Please let me know in the comments!

From every weddings I was part of, the only present I got and I can remember and still use is a weekender bag with my initials on it. It is nice and the material is extremely resistant, it’s been traveling with me every over the put since Every other gifts (about 4) I don’t ponder I even know where they are or what they were to be honest.

Diy bridesmaids survival kit ideas

Make certain the jewelry is something they will use not only for your wedding. I also ponder it is a risky one as I am extremely picky with that stuff and don’t love to get as a present except from Extremely few people that really know my taste.

The thought of finding out their favorite lipstick and every that sounds cool, what about finding out their cologne?

Diy bridesmaids survival kit ideas

something persona to each individual. Also present cards are cool, some people ponder they are effortless but I rather pick out my own stuff so something little and a nice present card is also something (I think) most people would appreciate.

The Wedding Day Emergency Kit:

Clear Nail Polish/Super Glue

An ancient trick for stopping runs in nylons and tights requires the use of clear nail polish. Attempt to get a quick jacket on immediately after you discover the tear—this will prevent the tights from running further. The super glue might come in handy for fixing broken shoes, jewelry, or other miscellaneous faulty accessories. A few words of caution: Don’t confuse the two!

You won’t desire super glue sticking to your stockings and skin.


Keep your pearly whites unused with floss, and the relax of your mouth clean with mints. When you’re stuck in a bind and can’t brush your teeth, these two items will hold you picture-perfect and kissable throughout the day and night.

Bottle of Water/Granola Bar/Other Snacks

Sometimes with every of the wedding day excitement and jitters, brides own been known to forget about and/or skimp on meals before vow time. Although you probably don’t desire to get too filled up on snacks before your ceremony and reception dinner, it’s a excellent thought to own water and some food item on hand so you don’t own to worry about fainting or feeling ill before and during the ceremony.

Hydration is always key, but a little snack—such as a granola or protein bar—will also assist hold your blood sugar level and won’t own you feeling lightheaded or ill.

Bobby Pins/Hair Ties/Comb/Hairspray

You know your girls own your back when they stop at nothing to make certain you own perfect wedding hair. With pre-ceremony rituals love photos (often outdoors), veils, headpieces, hugging friends and family, or hair getting stuck to the face via sweat or tears, you’re definitely going to desire something to hold every hair flawlessly in place.

Sewing Kit

Your sewing kit could turn out to be your strongest ally in the fight against the elements on your wedding day. Make certain this includes sewing needles, safety pins, a little pair of scissors, hem tape and thread in colors matching your wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses and groom/groomsmen apparel. The kit will come in handy if you come across snags and tear, or discover any loose threads. Speaking from personal wedding day experience, safety pins come in handy for keeping everything in put as it should be — from ill-fitting dresses to undesirable undergarment appearances.

Ibuprofen/OTC Pain Medications/Band-Aids

Headaches and other body pains sometimes strike when you least expect them to—and they won’t hold off just because it’s your wedding day. It’s a excellent thought to carry around some pain relievers in case someone in the bridal party is feeling a little under the weather. Band-Aids are excellent to own, too, in case shoes are causing blisters or if someone encounters a little cut or scrape.

Body Spray/Perfume/Deodorant

Assuming you desire to smell as grand as you glance, throw some deodorant and your favorite perfume into your kit. Your groom will love to smell your signature scent on you every night—from your first kiss to your first dance and every first in between.


In today’s day and age, most of us won’t be caught dead without our cellphones—even at our weddings.

Someone should own the bride’s phone charged and ready to tug out in case of emergencies or even just to snap a photo or two. Although the wedding photographer should own the photo situation under control, it’s always enjoyment to capture a few candids. Just in case, someone should also own some cash on them.

Diy bridesmaids survival kit ideas

What better put than your emergency kit?

Lipstick/Other Makeup

As those aforementioned unexpected wedding day twists start to manifest, you’re going to be happy you own some makeup in your survival kit for touchups. Lipstick,  mascara, eyeliner, foundation: Every of these own the ability to smudge or run, and you’ll desire to be photo-ready when the opportunities arise—and you know they will. It’s also not a bad thought to own a drinking straw handy to avoid smudging or wearing off lipstick when you’re trying to hydrate.


In our everyday lives, we every know how helpful a travel pack of tissues can be. Make certain you stock up on your supply so it can be at your immediate disposal.


Because you’re a woman—and because you just never know—having female sanitary supplies can mean life or death. (OK, maybe that’s extreme, but you get it!) You just might be the most favorite female at the party if you’ve got a excellent supply.

Are there any supplies we missed that you wouldn’t be caught without on your wedding day?

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This is probably one of the most useful, creative and equally cute wedding day emergency kits we’ve ever seen. Once you make your no-sew pin cushion lid (for those all-powerful safety pins!) fill a widemouthed mason jar with travel sized versions of toiletries, hotel sewing kits and handy problem solvers love stain wipes. Package it with a beautiful ribbon and tag, then present it to your bride at the bachelorette party of bridal shower so she knows she’ll be prepared for anything.

Elena Sullivan of the crafty blog ‘A Cassarella shows us how simple it is to make the kit under. (And if you’re not in the mood to DIY, go ahead and purchase one from her store here!)

‘A Casarella

‘A Casarella

Widemouthed mason jar
Card stock
Boiling glue gun
Emergency supplies of your choice (Some ideas include: bobby pins, Advil, eye drops, lip balm, tissues, hairspray, Band-aids, mints, disposable toothbrushes, stain wipes, Tums, Q-tips, nail file, mini sewing kit, scissors, Q-tips, static spray, snacks)

1. To make the pin cushion lid, cut out a circle of muslin about two inches wider than your jar lid.

Put the muslin circle on top of the mason jar band (the metal ring, not the flat circle).
2. Take a handful of batting (you could use cotton balls in a pinch!) and put it on top of the muslin. Put the flat circular part of the mason jar lid on top of the batting. Shove it through so that it is flush against the inside of the ring. This will force the batting and fabric through the hole making a pin cushion effect. Tug the fabric edges as taut as you can and boiling glue them to the jar lid.

Cut a circle out of card stock and boiling glue on top of the rough edges of muslin.

‘A Casarella

5. Fill your jar with the emergency supplies. After giving your boiling glue some time to dry, screw the lid onto the jar and stick some safety pins into the pin cushion.
6. Make a label with card stock and tie to your the lip of your jar with ribbon.

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When I go to a wedding, Im there to own a excellent time.

I dont desire worries about something relatively fixable to hold me away from celebrating with a Sav Blanc or two. Because of this, Im one of those overpackers. My clutch is stuffed full of eyelash glue, a needle & thread, spare batteries and tampons.

The times that this over-packing own come in handy own been few but boy theyve been valuable. For example, heres a wee getting ready pic you might not desire for your wedding day! My sister-in-law Nikkis wedding dress decided to malfunction (the plastic snap snapped).

I was capable to sew the embellished bits together so they stayed put. Thank goodness for a simple needle & thread huh.

I also giggle at the bracelet Im wearing in this photo.

Diy bridesmaids survival kit ideas

I tried to wear it for my own wedding day, but as soon as I got it on, the clasp broke. I wasted way too much time trying to repair it before eventually giving up. If Id had some circular nose pliers it wouldve been sorted within seconds, but running tardy for your wedding + acrylic nails + jump rings on bracelets just dont add up.

These examples are why I highly recommend compiling a wedding day emergency kit you cant plan for everything. I tell you this not to scare you, but to illustrate that every the best planning in the world cant assist the little emergencies that will crop up.

Creating an emergency kit doesnt own to drop to the bride this is a grand thought for the bridesmaids or Mom of the Bride to compile, and is often gifted to the bride at her hens night.

DIY Instructions for a Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Below Ive listed some things that you should could add to a wedding survival kit, and Ive also got a free printable list to assist with your shopping. Download your free printable DIY Emergency Kit list by clicking here & filling out your details.

First youll need something to cart it circular in.

Decide whether youll own one large communal kit (i.e. one for the bridesmaids to cart circular, and one for the groomsmen), or if youll do little and compact individual ones.

You can use baskets for a communal one, purchase individual toiletry bags or opt for clutches. You can even reuse and decorate boxes this isnt something that needs to be super beautiful, just practical.

I personally loooove the thought of using the Best Day Ever tote for your DIY emergency kit.

Its a grand size for every the bits and pieces, and can be used beyond your wedding day.

If youll put together mini-kits for your bridesmaids to tote around, how about doubling up and making it part of their bridesmaid gift? These absolutely beautiful bridesmaid clutches are handmade in a soft gold lace but my favourite bit is that theyre personalised with a embroidered label for each bridesmaid.


You can select from a heap of diverse colours for the satin lining too.

Next, what are you going to include?

Get your survival kit ready!

The months of planning leading up to the wedding can be stressful enough without having to worry about every of the minor details that materialize come the actual day. Bridesmaids and personal attendants can be life-savers just by throwing together a few little things to own at your disposal should any sort of situation arise. 12 Reasons Why You Need a Personal Attendant >> But something else to hold in mind: This is your day! If something little does come up, don’t sweat it.

Diy bridesmaids survival kit ideas

Today is too special to worry about things that are beyond your control, but, as they tell, it’s never a bad thought to be prepared!


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