With all the meticulous planning that has gone into the celebration of a lifetime, having a wedding dress emergency kit on hand will offer you peace of mind knowing that you’re prepared for any potential wedding day wardrobe emergencies. Here are 10 wedding day must-haves that will ensure your special day goes off without a hitch.
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Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a seamstress to perform a quick fix on a wedding dress or bridesmaids gown. A sewing kit is a must to manage any last-minute gown repairs with ease. Your sewing kit should include needles, a few different colors of thread to match your dress and your bridal party’s outfits, safety pins, scissors, and spare buttons. This way, no ripped hem or busted bustle will keep you from having the night of your life!
Fashion tape is a dancing queen’s best friend! Make sure to bring along double-sided fashion tape to keep those straps and deep plunging necklines in place so that you and your bridal party can walk down the aisle and party on the dance floor knowing that you’ve eliminated the possibility of a fashion faux pas.
If the setting of your wedding celebration is taking place outdoors in a potentially windy climate, then there may be another type of “knot” to be mindful of - other than the one you’re tying with your fiancé. Yes, dress weights exist for this exact reason! All you have to do is peel and stick underneath any hem or veil that may need a little extra reinforcement on a windy day. Despite habitually checking the 10-day forecast in the days leading up to your big day, we know that weather is truly unpredictable; packing a few dress weights in your emergency kit will prevent you from being swept up in any same-day stress.
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Tide To-Go Pen, Shout Wipes, and White Chalk:
Let’s face it, in the midst of celebration someone is going to spill something…somewhere…at some point throughout the night. Lucky for you, you’ve stocked your wedding day arsenal full of the best instant stain removers like Tide To-Go Pens and Shout Wipes. If you find yourself battling a tricky stain on your wedding dress that bodes too tough for your first line of stain-fighting defense, white chalk can mask a stain in a pinch.
Even if you’ve had your gown professionally steamed in the weeks before your wedding day, odds are your dress may have picked up a couple of small wrinkles on the journey from your home to the venue. This is normal and a travel-sized steamer will do the trick! If you have a rather large bridal party, consider bringing a steamer for your wedding dress and an extra one for your bridal party. This way, everyone is pressed and well-dressed!
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Clear Wax Stick:
If you find yourself struggling with a stubborn zipper that just won’t budge, you’ll be glad you packed a clear wax stick in your emergency kit! A white crayon or even clear lip balm are some budget-friendly alternatives that can achieve the same result and keep your zipper and wedding day timeline on track.
Make sure to pack a few lint rollers in your emergency kit so that you and your bridal party can remain fuzz-free and photo ready. These are especially essential if your guest list includes your furry, four-legged friend. Quickly clean up any unwanted hairs and you’re ready to roll!
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Static Guard and Dryer Sheets:
Manage any untamed tulle or other cling-prone fabrics with a couple of cans of static guard. You can even get ahead of this sticky situation by keeping a few dryer sheets in your dress bag before the big day to limit static while also keeping your gown smelling fresh!
Super glue is a staple emergency kit item and can keep any accessory-related crises at bay like quickly mending a piece of broken jewelry or shoe heel.
Extra Pair of Underwear:
We won’t go into detail but just trust us…You can never be too prepared on your wedding day!
Your wedding day is a day to remember, and with a well-stocked emergency kit, you can avoid any last-minute stress and focus on enjoying your special day. These 10 essential items will ensure that you and your bridal party are prepared for any unexpected mishap. So, pack your kit, take a deep breath, and get ready to say "I do!" with confidence!