The Wedding Planner’s Emergency Kit
As professional Wedding Planners, we all want the wedding day to be successful and the couple to be worry-free and happy. Unfortunately, bumps in the road occur. To combat these, every Planner should be equipped with a handy emergency kit containing supplies for anticipated mishaps. But what should you carry in it? The ACPWC compiled the following list to keep your day running smoothly:
- mini emergency kit* – bandaids, gauze, neosporin, tweezers, and anticeptic wipes.
- mini pharmaceutical kit – Ibuprofen, alka seltzer, benadryl, immodium and visine.
- personal hygiene kit – q-tips, makeup remover, face wipes, tissues, underarm deodorant, hand sanitizer, suntan lotion, toothpaste and toothbrush, dental floss, mouthwash, breath mints, tampons, pantyliners, baby powder, bobby pins, hairspray, comb and brush, mirror, etc…
- mini nail kit – clear nail polish, white nail polish, nail polish remover, nail file.
- mini sewing kit – needle and thread, safety pins, pushpins, scissors.
- mini tool kit – exacto knife, tape measure, wire, pliers, rubber bands, stapler sandpaper, superglue, duct tape scissors.
- clothing – dark pair of socks, spare underwear, black and/or wedding color ribbon, tide pen, chalk (also for covering a stain on a white dress), lint remover, dryer sheets for static control.
- long-necked disposable lighter – for lighting candles.
- small snacks and a bottle of water
Wedding day emergencies are inevitable. The better prepared you are, the smoother it will go. Happy planning!
*Warning: Do not hand these to anyone. To avoid legal repercussions, have these properly marked and available for individuals to retrieve on their own. (Idea: Have a basket with medications available on the counter in the bathroom.)