Top 5 things to have in your bridal emergency kit | Kitchener Wedding Photographer

Being a wedding photographer since 2011, I can honestly say I have seen my share of mishaps and hiccups that happen on a wedding day.  We all plan for the best to happen on our wedding days, but things still seem to go a different way at times.  The best things to have on your wedding day are an open mind, and a well stocked bridal emergency kit!  From tissues to tylenol, and a bunch of other things in between, here are what I consider the 5 best items to have on hand on your wedding day:

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1: Crochet hook

Does your dress have tiny little buttons to do up your back?  If so, a crochet hook (or stitch ripper will work in a pinch) is a must in your kit.  A crochet hook makes doing up the tiny buttons easy and saves so much time… And your bridesmaid’s fingers.

A crochet hook makes
doing up the tiny buttons
easy and saves so much time

Often bridesmaid’s fingers are all prettied up, and these little buttons will either chip the polish or be difficult to manage.  To use, position the crochet hook through the button hole and maneuver the button hole over the button.  If using a stitch ripper, be careful not to pull too hard, or you will risk ripping the button hole and end up with a bigger problem, which might require…

 

2: Crazy glue

Seems silly to have crazy glue accessible, but from gluing broken boutonnieres to fixing ripped dresses, crazy glue is invaluable on a wedding day. Do be careful not to glue your fingers together though, I may know this from personal experience…

 

3:  Protein bar

I can’t even tell you how many weddings I have photographed where I have asked the bride, “did you eat today?” and the answer was a resounding NO. I know it can be difficult to remember to eat, but I can assure you that you must!  Especially on hot sunny days, the last thing you need is to be fainting at the altar or incredibly crabby for your wedding photos because you didn’t eat.  EAT!  Even just protein bars and water will help you keep your head level and smile on your face so you can focus on the amazing day instead of the grumbling of your stomach.

 

4:  Hairspray

This is probably a given, but hairspray has such value on a wedding day.  Our hairstylists work so hard to create works of art on your head, and sometimes even though they’ve done their best, the wind has other plans.  Hairspray also acts as an emergency stain remover and can remove static cling on your dress.  It is absolutely incredibly essential to have available just in case.

 

5: Instant stain remover

If you’re not crazy about attacking a stain the day of your wedding with hairspray, I suggest having one of these stain removing pens handy for just such an occasion.  On a wedding day, emotions run high, there’s a huge anticipation while you’re getting ready, and well, sometimes in the excitement stuff gets spilled.  On your dress.  Or on your bridesmaid’s dress.  One of these little stain removing pens will help you be ready should that happen, and the best part is that it removes a multitude of stains without having to add water.

An emergency bridal kit is
an essential must have
for every bride – being prepared
is one of the best ways
to avoid anxiety
on your wedding day
and keep everything
moving smoothly.

An emergency bridal kit is an essential must have for every bride – being prepared is one of the best ways to avoid anxiety on your wedding day and keep everything moving smoothly.  A lot of these items are already available in my camera bag, because as a photographer I also act as timekeeper and it’s my job to make everyone look good!  Should you wish to create a bridal emergency kit for yourself, here’s the full list of items I stashed in this amazing llama makeup bag:

  • Deodorant
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Breath mints
  • Protein bar
  • Wrinkle releaser
  • Instant stain remover
  • Razor
  • Hand lotion
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush
  • Pain reliever
  • Cotton swabs
  • Needle & thread
  • Floss
  • Crazy glue
  • Nail polish
  • Crochet hook
  • Gum
  • Bobby pins
  • Feminine products
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hairspray
  • Toothpaste

 
 

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