Monday, March 6, 2017

How To Create A Wedding Day Emergency Kit | Timeless Wedding Designs | West Palm Beach and Wilmington Wedding Planners

Creating a wedding day emergency kit is a lot easier than you might imagine it to be and can really save you in a pinch on the biggest day of your life!

I am a professional wedding planner, so my emergency kit is HUGE. I carry around practically everything for anything than can happen, and most wedding planners will so if you are hiring a wedding planner or a day-of coordinator, find out if they will bring an emergency kit with them so you don't have to make a whole new one. Just another way hiring a wedding planner can save you some money!

T H E   E S S E N T I A L S 

Shout Wipes To Go - $1.99 | I got my travel-size pack of Shout Wipes in the travel section at Target for $1.99 but you can get them on Amazon in multi-packs as well! These work wonders on stains (think lipstick stains... ugh!) and I personally prefer these over Tide To-Go Pens.

Dove Spray-On Deodorant - $5.00 | You may not think of this one right away, but when it comes time to walk down the aisle and your getting a little nervous... Well, it would be too late at that point but if you went through the process of buying it and putting it in your emergency kit, you'll probably remember it! A major plus is that more than one person can use this is a sanitary manner, meaning you won't have to buy a bunch of deodorant sticks.

Puffs Plus Lotion Tissue Pack - $0.99 | If you are anticipating a ton of teary eyes at your wedding, I recommend buying these little guys in bulk. Something cute that I like to do is put a pack on the chairs in the front row of the ceremony - you know, where your mom and dad might sit, watching their babies say, "I do." I found that the travel section at Target also had a variety of colors and patterns, so you may be able to find a pack that almost matches your wedding.

Safety Pins - $1.99 | These are by far the most asked for things at weddings! They really help with everything, including faulty zippers on dresses, pinning floral bouquets, holding drapery together, and fastening together the bottoms of table clothes when the wind is just a bit too crazy.

Lemongrass Hand Lotion - $12.00 | Depending upon where you are and where your ceremony is being held, bugs can be a real issue for you and your guests. Interestingly enough, the scent of lemongrass acts as an insecticide without all of the chemicals and the horrible smell. My favorite is Southern Life Creations Lemongrass Lotion because it's all-natural, organic, and makes your skin feel so soft, which is always a great bonus!

Altoids Mini-Pack - $0.99 | Because, ya know, you may kiss the bride and all that jazz.

Manicure / Beauty Kit - $2.99 | I got the Trim All-Purpose Nail Kit from the travel section at Target. It has tweezers, two nail clippers, an emery board, and a cuticle stick.

Hairspray - $0.99 | Also from the travel section at Target (don't judge my love for Target!), I got a mini can of Tresemme Extra-Hold Hair Spray for emergencies!

F I R S T   A I D   &   M E D I C I N E S

Tylenol Extra Strength Travel Packs - $1.99 

Aspirin Extra Strength Travel Packs - $1.99

Midol Complete Gelcaps - $4.75

Tums Chewables To-Go - $2.99

Glucose Tablets To-Go - $3.99

Benadryl Non-Drowsy - $4.75

Johnson & Johnson Mini First Aid Kit - $5.00

Up & Up Band-aids - $0.99 

Vaseline Mini - $0.50

Visine - $2.99

Gold Bond Mini Powder - $0.99

B E A U T Y   P R O D U C T S

Up & Up Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover - $0.99 

Mini-Pump of Perfume - Various

Disposable Razors and Shaving Cream - Various

Travel Toothbrush and Toothpaste - $0.99

Travel-Size Listerine Mouthwash - $0.99

Axe Body Spray - $4.25

Travel-Size Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo - $1.99

Travel-Size Not Your Mother's Whip It Up Mousse - $1.99

Reach Dental Floss - $0.99  

O T H E R   N O N - E S S E N T I A L S

Durex Condoms - $0.99

PureMoist Opti-Free Contact Solution - $1.99

Febreze To-Go - $0.99

Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes - $0.99

Lysol To Go - $0.99

Up & Up Cotton Swabs - $0.99 

Altogether, I spent just less than $65.00 on these basics! If I total up everything in my professional wedding day emergency kit, I come in at a smidge more than $600.00, so total that awesome value into hiring a Day-Of Coordinator! You can read more about why hiring a wedding coordinator is a must by clicking here.

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