As the wedding day approaches, most brides already have tabs on all the important details, dresses, décor, etc. However, when it comes to the actual wedding day, brides generally have plenty on their minds and rely heavily on the support of their bridesmaids. On D-day a bridesmaid survival kit can be a lifesaver for all and any last minute emergencies.
What Are Bridesmaid Survival Kits?
A bridesmaid survival kit is a sort of Santa’s pack of all the essential items that the bridal party might need and should have to handle any unforeseen situations. A bridesmaid survival kit is usually compiled and put together by the maid of honour, the bridesmaids, or the bride herself.
How can I put together the perfect bridesmaid survival kit?
Ask yourself (and make a list of) anything that could possibly throw a wrench in the wheels of what should be your perfect day. Think of items that could prove useful in a pinch, and put them in cool and creative custom bags for each of your bridal party.
What goes into a bridesmaid survival kit?
Think of useful items that serve more than one purpose. Safety pins are indispensible as they are super versatile and can be used as a quick fix for almost any dress issues you may have like ripped hems, concealing bra straps, supporting dress weight etc. Bandaids are another such item that can have multiple uses. You should consider the worst case scenario for any and all situations, plan a fix or a quick fix for the problem, and include anything in the survival kit that will help you and your girls handle that emergency. Since each of your bridesmaids will have a survival kit, you don’t need to have too many multiples of each item in each bag. As everyone has their own kit, don’t go beyond a few pieces of any item.
The Bridesmaid Survival Kit is Also a Goodie Bag
Think of your survival kit as a goodie bag for your bridesmaids as well. So think about how you will be customizing each bag and each item according to each member of your bridal party. While the survival kit aspect of the bags is to ensure the bride has an uneventful wedding day, the gifts that you put in the bag should be something practical and solely for the bridesmaids. Pajamas and a nice bottle of alcohol are a good idea.
Bridesmaid Survival Kit Item Checklist
There are many things that can be included in a bridesmaid survival kit. Some items are essentials and there are some extras that you can include:
- Safety pins
- Double Sided Tape AKA Boob Tape
- Stain remover pen
- Small sewing kit
- Deodorant and Body Spray
- Tampons and panty liners
- Painkillers like Tylenol or Advil
- Tums or Antacids
- Hand sanitizer
- Tissues and wet wipes
- Hair pins and Ties
- Anti Static Spray
- Clear nail polish
- Portable phone charger or power bank
- Super glue
- Lint roller
- Earring backs
- Oil blotters
- Makeup remover
- Nail file
- Nail polish
- Eyelash glue
- Breath mints or Gum