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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Martha Stewart Weddings, 2008

Stay one satin-shod step ahead of any marriage-day mishaps by stocking an emergency kit with items like the ones shown here. Make sure it's close at hand throughout your ceremony and reception, and you're sure to get hitched without a hitch.

For Clothing
1. Sewing kit with needles, thread, buttons, and safety pins
2. Toupee tape (for keeping clothes in place)
3. Scissors
4. Stick-on instant hemming tape
5. Clear nail polish (for runs)
6. White chalk (for masking stains)

From the Drugstore
1. Breath mints
2. Bandages
3. Blister protection
4. Antacid
5. Pain reliever

For Touch-Ups
1. Blotting papers
2. Cotton swabs
3. Tweezers
4. Emery board
5. Lip balm
6. Tissues
7. Hand lotion
8. Bobby pins
9. Comb
10. Lipstick
11. Powder
12. Small mirror
13. Nail polish in the shade you're wearing

Comments (9)

  • amelieadam10 2 Oct, 2013

    I like your nice and important tips on special day.
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  • rakestraw 19 Jan, 2013

    make up setter, it keeps you looking fresh all day and you dont have to re-apply MAC is the best one.

  • IowaCItyMOG 26 Feb, 2012


  • IowaCItyMOG 26 Feb, 2012


  • atlasmv 13 Oct, 2010

    Keep "Murphy" away from your wedding day (he wasn't invited).
    We've got you covered.
    Check out

  • dayoldnews 1 Jun, 2010

    Straws! brides get thirsty and there is danger of spilling on the dress without your handy straw!

  • amygirl3540 22 Jun, 2008

    Baby Powder
    extra batteries for digital cameras!

  • glorybees7 16 Jun, 2008

    This would be great as a bridal shower gift. You could place the items in a decorative container/bag. Make a few additions/subtractions according to the bride's needs. Or even place some of the "generic" items in the bag and include this list for the busy bride.

  • Laugisch 23 May, 2008

    Hairspray is another option for controlling runs in stockings. I usually have a small travel size bottle in my purse, I just spray it right on my leg and it will kinda glue the run right in place. You may need a few "coats" of spray. Nail polish is the best but this is a great ulternative if there is none around.