The Brides Collective Wedding Day Survival Kit

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A wedding day survival kit is absolutely necessary to make sure your wedding goes as smoothly as possible.

A wedding day survival kit will help you to overcome difficulties — from a stain on your gown to an untimely headache. It is usually the maid of honour’s responsibility to have a survival kit on hand, but it’s always a good idea to have your own as well. The purpose of a survival kit is to get together everything you think you’ll need in an emergency, including things that will keep you looking beautiful and flawless throughout the day. Pack your survival kit so it will be easily transported and in a way that is most convenient for you. If you trust someone else’s judgement of what you will need on the day, ask for a survival kit as a bridal shower gift. Here are some items you can include in your wedding day survival kit:

Wardrobe malfunctions

  • Sewing kit
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive Velcro
  • Safety pins
  • Straight pins
  • Stain remover stick
  • White chalk (can act to cover stains)
  • Hand-held steamer
  • Large tape or lint remover
  • Extra pantyhose
  • Extra black socks for groom/groomsmen

Hair necessities

  • Hairspray
  • Hair gel
  • Anti-frizz hair serums
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairbrush
  • Personal hygiene
  • Dental floss
  • Breath mints
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary products
  • Tissues
  • Wipes

Makeup and beauty

  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Perfume
  • Contact lenses
  • Lotion
  • Blotting papers
  • Face powder
  • Nail file
  • Purse mirrors
  • Cotton balls

Fix it

  • Masking tape
  • Scotch Tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Super Glue
  • Floral wire

Medical emergencies

  • Panadol
  • Other medications you regularly use
  • Any necessary prescriptions
  • Band-Aids
  • First-aid kit


  • Mobile phone with important telephone numbers
  • Cash to pay the necessary suppliers on the day or for last-minute items
  • Spare batteries
  • Back-up CDs of wedding music
  • Straws so the bride doesn’t have to ruin her lipstick
  • Lighter for candles
  • Snacks to keep up energy levels before and after ceremony and during photos
  • Pen
  • Umbrellas in case of wet weather
  • A copy of wedding vows

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