My couples and fellow wedding suppliers are always super impressed with my wedding day emergency kit. Here's the bottom line: "You can never be too prepared". As the wedding planner I am expected to solve any and all problems related to the event (within reason) to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch!
In this blog, I reveal what is in my bag of tricks on the wedding day so that you really can be prepared for anything. No one will be better prepared for the unknown on a wedding day than your London wedding planner. It’s common sense to include things like clear nail polish and eyelash glue, but, odds are you’ll need something else not found on all those other lists. In any case, here’s a list of the most used items in our kit you shouldn’t be without on the big day.
- Body Spray/Perfume/Deodorant- Assuming you want to smell as great as you look, throw some deodorant and your favorite perfume into your kit.
- Bobby Pins – Your wedding day is no place for loose ends and that applies to your hair too!
- Oil Blotting Sheets – Oil blotting sheets are quite frankly amazing when it comes to removing extra shine but not smudging your make up.
- Lint Roller – For those pesky fibers and crumbs that just won’t wipe off! Pack a lint roller to keep your dress and those of your bridesmaids looking fresh and tidy.
- Sewing Kit – Any snags or tears could be a recipe for disaster on your big day. However, a simple needle and thread may be the answer to your prayers.
- Fashion tape and safety pins – 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 items (along with safety pins) can handle a lot of wardrobe malfunctions.
- Ibuprofen/ Pain Medications - Headaches and other body pains sometimes strike when you least expect them to. It’s a good idea to carry around some pain relievers in case someone in the bridal party is feeling a little under the weather.
- Plasters - Are good to have, too, in case shoes are causing blisters or if someone encounters a small cut or scrape.
- Eye Drops - If tears are likely on your big day or it’s an outside event and the weather may irritate your eyes then you should definitely bring along some eye drops to help keep your eyes hydrated
- Scissors – Just in case any snags or loose threads persist it might be a good idea to bring some scissors to cut or trim anything.
- Staple Gun - If you’re installing decorations yourself (or with the help of your family and friends), it’s likely that you’ll have a limited window of time in the venue before the big day, staple guns are quick and very easy to use.
- Torch - One of the essential pieces in any emergency kit is a light source, or two!
- Cake cutting set – In case the venue's set is missing and catering does not have one.
- Cable ties - Are strong, flexible and easy to us. They can be used to fix everything from, festoon lights to wedding signs, to floral arrangements.
- Lighters - Always good to have a couple of these to help light candles and sparklers.
- Protein bars and snacks – Just as important as staying hydrated is eating and staying energised! Pack a few cereal bars (or another easy snack of your choice) that are quick and effortless so that you remain fed and don’t end up feeling dizzy or hangry (so hungry that you’re angry) on the big day.
At the end of the day even if you don’t really use it at least you’ll have peace of mind that you can defeat any problems that may come your way. As always, the main thing is to relax and enjoy your special day!