Wedding Day Emergency Kit: Planning Tips
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Weddings are stressful. Let’s get that one point clear right now. No matter how excited or prepared you may be, the day of is a surreal and overwhelming event. If you put that many people from your life all into one room, gathered for the explicit purpose of watching you make a lifetime commitment to your partner, there are bound to be things that go wrong. And family members that behave badly. Not to mention the details that may not be coming together as planned. All added to the enormity of this commitment you are actually about to make.
Like I said, weddings are stressful.
As such, I kind of love the idea of wedding day emergency kits – packages of essentials for both the bride and groom to have on hand so that they can tackle whatever issues arise.
Think about it – how smart would it be to be prepared with a kit that included things like bottled water, eye drops, aspirin, tweezers, a mini sewing kit, spot remover, safety pins, dental floss – the basics for anyone who wants to be prepared for anything. You never know what might happen on the day of. Stockings could get a run in them, leaving you yearning for clear nail polish, or an errant eyebrow hair could be begging for a pair of tweezers. Being prepared reduces the stress these otherwise minor events can create, and leaves you equipped for handling them with finesses and ease.
For my part, I kind of like the idea of the bride and groom creating these kits for each other. If you are following tradition, then this is a day when you likely won’t see each other until it is time to walk down the aisle or take those first-look photos. A day that is supposed to be all about your love, often includes hours upon hours of preparation where you aren’t anywhere near each other. So hand crafting these emergency kits with love and care can be a great way to show your intended that you are with them in spirit – and that you can’t wait to exchange your “I do’s”.
In addition to the generic emergency must-haves, these more personalized kits could also include things like a love letter meant for your bride- or groom-to-be to read in private. Mini shot bottles to help them maintain their cool. A favorite coffee drink to get through the day after what may have been a restless night. And, of course, the items for your own selfish purposes – like breath mints and deodorant, seeing as you are going to be the one getting close and personal with your soon to be spouse in just a matter of hours!
Picking up some favorite snacks to include in the emergency kit and a sampling of tunes that remind you of your relationship can also be a great idea. Remember, weddings often turn out to be very long days – so ensuring your love has the sustenance they need, along with those sweet reminders of your love, can be an incredibly sweet way to show you are already committed to looking out for their well being from now until forever.
Still stumped as to what to include? Ask your wedding planner! Of anyone you work with the day of your wedding, your planner will have the best ideas of what you will need.
The idea of the emergency kit is to be prepared for everything, but the real beauty of it is that having such a kit on hand can actually be very soothing for an otherwise stressed out bride or groom. Not only can these kits include items sure to induce a smile, but they can actually come in very handy when those emergencies do arise.