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Emergency Kits: What we pack, What you should pack, + Their Importance

Among other things, walking pharmacy is one more thing we can add to our job description. Our emergency kits can be a contributing factor to having a successful and smooth wedding day.


When we arrive on your wedding day, you will often see us equipped with a soft shell wheeled suitcase; this is where we keep all the goods! From tampons to bug spray, we have got you covered! Before I discuss what we have in our kits, I would first like to discuss what we think you should pack.


We always suggest putting together your own little kits in case your coordinators aren't with you during a certain time of the day or once we are already gone for the evening. Designate a key person to hold on to these items for you, such as your maid of honour, Bridesmaid or Mom; it doesn't have to be huge, a fanny pack size is more than enough. Most items you have are probably lying around in your house, so grab a couple and throw them into a small toiletry bag. If you don’t have one on hand, I'm sure one of the other bridal party members can contribute or a quick drive to Shoppers Drug Mart will do the trick.

 

Some essentials worth packing include:


  • A comb

  • Bobby pins

  • Advil/Tylenol

  • Tampons

  • Bandaids

  • Tissues

  • Disposable masks for the bridal party

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Makeup for touch-ups

  • Compact mirror

  • Deodorant

  • Breath mints

  • Tide to go




 


Your wedding planner will pack all the same items plus more, check out our itemized list of the extra items we like to carry:


  • Spray bottle

  • Scissors

  • Sewing kit

  • Goo gone wipes

  • Superglue

  • Reactine

  • Tums

  • Hairspray

  • Flower pins

  • Sunscreen

  • Matches/bbq lighter

  • Scotch Tape/duct tape

  • Mouth wash

  • Zip ties

  • Safety pins

  • Dry shampoo

  • Tide to go

  • Umbrella

  • Nail polish remover

  • Clear nail polish

  • Glass cleaner wipes

  • Bug spray

  • Baby wipes

  • Blotting sheets

  • First aid kit

  • Lint roller

  • Phone charger

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Power bar

  • Fashion tape

  • Pens/ permanent marker

  • Snacks



 

Some of these items, like bandaids, are requested more frequently than others. We organize our emergency kits based on need and leave the important items on top to easily retrieve them. Our case is packed with multiple toiletry bags, organized by category (I.e. medications or feminine products) for an easy find.


One item that I have only needed to use one time thus far, was superglue. Can you guess what for?


It so happens that I was accompanying the bridal party at the University of Toronto for their photos when one of the rhinestones fell off the bride's dress; unfortunately, it was fairly noticeable, so super glue to the rescue!!! Fair warning, it was a new tube so it squirted all over my fingertips and needless to say, I couldn't get it out for a few days, but the bride was happy to have had a quick solution.

One of the items that you may question the importance of, would be a spray bottle. We use this one quite frequently, especially for those hot days. We fill it up with cold water and mist the bridal bouquets to keep them fresh and avoid wilting. It is also multi-useful and doubles as a refreshing spray on those hot days when taking photos in the scorching hot sun.


We can’t stress the importance of carrying an emergency kit, as a wedding planner. Treat it as your secret sidekick throughout the day.


I hope this comes in handy!


XO Alexa


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