15 Wedding Day Emergency Essentials You Need To Have

Emergency kit with items like pain relief tablets, bandages, sewing kit, bamboo tissues, soap, and a comb spread out beside a canvas bag on a pink background.

The moment you’ve long anticipated is finally here! After months, perhaps even years, of meticulous planning, every facet of your wedding day has been meticulously crafted to perfection. Yet, amidst the meticulous preparation, the inevitability of minor hiccups or unexpected emergencies looms, especially as emotions run high and stress levels fluctuate. Thus, having a well-equipped wedding day emergency kit readily available becomes an indispensable asset.

Such a kit offers a reassuring sense of preparedness, ensuring peace of mind should any unforeseen mishaps arise. Whether entrusted to your maid of honor, a bridesmaid, or discreetly tucked away in your bridal suite, the presence of this emergency arsenal instills confidence that you’re equipped to handle any wardrobe malfunctions, last-minute touch-ups, or unexpected discomforts that may arise throughout the day.

To streamline your preparation process and ensure you’re armed with all the essentials (and perhaps a few extras, because one can never be too prepared) for your momentous occasion, we’ve curated a comprehensive list of must-have items you’ll be grateful to have on hand.

1Hand Sanitiser

A must since covid times that we just love to have on hand! Especially more so when you’ll not only be shaking a lot of hands and hugging a lot of people, yet a lot of people who have perhaps travelled from many different areas or countries, whom have travelled themselves on planes to get here for your big day and likely to have picked up a bug or two themselves.

2Fashion Tape!

A girls best friend on a night out and a girls best friend on her wedding day! If you or your bridesmaids plan to rock low cut dresses or a different dress in the evening then a strip of fashion tape will help keep everything in place!

3Safety Pins for every emergency

From a broken strap to a torn hemline, a safety pin will fix all!

4Mini Lint Roller

Stay fuzz free with a pocket sized lint rolled on hand!


Clingy fabric? Sorted. Last minute touch ups? Sorted. Hairspray is always a must when travelling, out for the day and your wedding day!

6Emergency Travel Steamer

Whilst not ‘essential’ you definitely won’t regret bringing one. We always advise having your wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses professionally steamed ahead of your big day, yet it doesn’t hurt to have a small, travel one on hand for any last minute creases and wrinkles

7Insoles and Plasters

Your shoes are stunning and you won’t want to have to take them off and limp the night away! Have some cushioned insoles on hand to keep you going and some plasters just in case so you can enjoy the night pain free!

8Lip Balm

One of those must-haves that you don’t know you need, until you really do need it! Keep lips refreshed and moisturised all day and night long

9Emergency Earring Backs

Avoid having to crawl around looking for the earring that got away! Instead keep some extra backs in your emergency kit just in case

10Mini Sewing Kit

No emergency kit is complete without a sewing kit, loose button, broken zip.. we’ve all been there


It’s hard to keep your mouth feeling fresh when you’re constantly on the go, between champagnes and mingling with guests!

12Hair Pins

On the go, letting loose on the dancefloor or an unexpected breeze is certainly going to cause some flyaways and some hair pins will help it all stay in place it if does!

13Emergency Sunscreen

Avoid nasty sunburn and protect your skin throughout the day, the Cyprus sun can be strong particularly in summer months so take extra care for you and your bridal party.

14Cotton Buds

You never know you need one of these little buds until you could really do with one. From makeup smudges to last minute touch ups, they’re super handy at the best of times so you can’t go wrong with packing some in your emergency kit!

A canvas pouch labeled "wedding day emergency kit" with a pink cross, placed beside makeup essentials including a lipstick, brush, and compact powder on a marble surface.


The last thing you want is a headache, but what’s worse than a headache? Not having anything to ease one when you do!

Other emergency essentials you may want to consider including:

  • Scissors
  • Stain remover wipes
  • Shoe polish
  • Hair Brush/ Comb
  • Flat shoes (if you’re going to be changing them in the evening)
  • Small mirror
  • Eyelash glue
  • Deodorant/ Perfume
  • Baby wipes or wet wipes
  • Eye drops
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Insect repellent/ Insect bite ointment
  • Sanitary pads, tampons, or other sanitary products
  • Tissues

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