Wedding reception flower arrangements in glass bottles

As I say to every bridal couple I photograph, “Weddings are uncontrollable events.”

Spills happen. Traffic jams occur. Doors are locked. Dresses snag.

Bridesmaids adjusting dresses with pins

Wedding days have a lot of moving cogs, but being prepared can help little inconveniences stay little and not grow into big stressors.  Having a bridal emergency kit available is one way that I can help couples stay focused on the joys and celebrations that fill their wedding day.

I’ll give you a peek into what I like to try to keep with me on wedding days. You can use this list to help you be prepared for your own special day:

Wedding Day Emergency Kit

  • bobby pins
  • cotton swabs
  • razor
  • lotion
  • manicure set
  • dress tape
  • safety pins
  • ibuprofen
  • blotting paper
  • straws
  • tissues
  • small snacks
  • baby powder
  • shout wipes
  • mints
  • band aids
  • deodorant
  • baby wipes
  • hair spray
  • tooth brush
  • bottled water
  • handheld fans
  • needle and thread

Purple Lemon Photography couples, I’ve got you covered.

See also warm weather wedding tips and cold weather wedding tips.