A Wedding Day Emergency Kit Is a Must-Have for Wedding Planners

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Emergency Kit Supplies to Prevent Wedding Day Disasters

Dancing at a wedding reception.
Dancing at a wedding reception. Studio Zanello/Streetstock Images/Getty Images

The job of a wedding planner has a lot of moving parts including finding the venue and figuring out (along with the bride) what kind of food, music and decorations to order. But once the invitations are sent out, and the caterer is booked, a wedding planner's job doesn't end. Being prepared for those pesky wedding day emergencies (which always seem to arise) means planning for any and all potential problems. Having the necessary supplies on-hand to tackle problems (whether they affect the bride and her attendants, or the groom and his party) are a key part of a wedding planner's job. 

The following slides highlight the key elements that go into every wedding planner's wedding day emergency kit. 

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6 Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials

A wedding reception hall.
A wedding reception hall. Maya Kovacheva Photography/Getty Images

1. Facial blotting papers for reducing shine on women's face (and btw, let's not forget the men in attendance)

2. Cotton swabs are key to tackle those makeup mishaps like smudged mascara and too much cheek blush

3. A pair of tweezers need to be on-hand for runaway eyebrow hairs (or unexpected splinters especially when the wedding is outside and shoes will eventually be taken off)

4. Green floral tape and pins need to be included just in case a boutonniere needs to be fashioned or adjusted

5. Moleskin bandages of various sizes to prevent or ease the pain of blisters caused by a new pair of shoes

6. White chalk (for masking stains on a white wedding gown) is a quick fix for what would otherwise be a significant disaster

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6 More Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials

A couple dancing at their wedding.
A couple dancing at their wedding. CaiaImageJV/Getty Images

7. Hem tape, double-sided fashion tape and safety pins in white, black and ecru to repair dresses and pants. These items will go far to keep pant cuffs and hemlines on dresses even (and where they should be). You never know when a label or a neckline will need fixing and these three items can handle a lot of wardrobe misfunctions. 

8. Anti-static spray to prevent skirts and dresses from clinging to the skin which is unattractive and uncomfortable for everyone

9. Hard candy in case of dry mouth, sudden low blood sugar or those typical wedding day jitters. If the hard candy has a flavor (e.g., butterscotch) then make sure you have breath mints on hand as well

10. Acetaminophen (because it's a pain reliever that's easy on the stomach), chewable antacids (if the jitters start taking a toll) and anti-diarrheal medication in case of illness (not uncommon even on the happiest of all days

11. An elegant spare pen, just in case one is needed for the guest book and be safe and bring a ball point and not a fountain pen, which might drip

12. A candle lighter (with a long handle) because wedding days are often illuminated with not just the bride's smile but mood-producing votive candles