Annie Schlechter

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 (10)

April 26, 2019
Fantastic tips! Some brides and bridesmaids wear strapless dresses but sad to see so many constantly hike up their dress when dancing out of fear it might slip down exposing their busts, so if wearing one is best to add to your wedding emergency kit the inexpensive convertible clear or jewel straps called Pin Straps these will secure all in place even when dancing, or you can just throw a couple of the ergonomic Pin Latch Hooks which keeps your bra and strapless in place ;) You can find them at or at Etsy
October 2, 2013
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January 19, 2013
make up setter, it keeps you looking fresh all day and you dont have to re-apply MAC is the best one.
February 26, 2012
February 26, 2012
October 13, 2010
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June 1, 2010
Straws! brides get thirsty and there is danger of spilling on the dress without your handy straw!
June 22, 2008
Sunscreen Deodorant Tampons Baby Powder extra batteries for digital cameras!
June 16, 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.
May 23, 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.