Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wedding Day Emergency Kit


I was thinking back to the things I've had to use from the Calluna Events wedding day emergency kit over the years and wanted to share a list of items we've used, plus a list of items you might want to have on hand if you don't have a Day of Coordinator at your wedding.

I came across this cute website where you can purchase your own Wedding Day Emergency Kit, along with kits for other occasions. I actually got the MiniEmergency in my stocking this year! Cute!

Items we've actually used at weddings:
Lint brush- we had a groom request one as he walked into the reception from the ceremony
Breath mints - at many wedding
Pain killers
Antacid - for sour stomachs and nervous brides
Tampons
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Sewing kit with buttons and different colored thread - many times
Make up
Hairspray
Tissues
Deodorant
Bobby pins, clips & hair elastics
Moisturizer/Hand lotion
Eye drops
Stain remover (Tide to go or Oxy) - it's a shame but we've had to use this on several occasions on wedding dresses to get out red wine and other stains
Band-aids
Garment tape - you'd be amazed at the tape we've put on people and where
Scissors - we use these at almost every wedding
Extra corsage & boutonniere pins - same thing, inevitably there are pins missing from flowers or we need extras to secure corsages. One wedding guests even brought their own boutonniere and needed a pin from us
Nail file, clippers
Matches or lighter - many, many times
Safety pins
Extra place cards
Flower wire and flower tapes (to fix a bout or make one on the spot)
70 umbrellas – thanks to a past Calluna Events planner and bride we have a stash of umbrellas to protect our clients from all the elements.

Items you should have on hand - unless you have a Day of Coordinator and then they should have all of these items:

Lint brush
Nail polish and remover
Tweezers
Breath mints or mouthwash
Snacks
Cotton balls, cotton swabs
Pain killers
Non drowsy allergy pills
Antacid
Tampons or Liners
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Sewing kit with buttons and different colored thread
Body glue
Make up
Clear nail polish
Nail glue
Hairspray
Tissues
Deodorant
Brush
Bobby pins, clips & hair elastics
Compact or powder
Q-tips
Moisturizer Hand lotion
Mirror
Contact solution
Eye drops
Gums, mint or breathe freshener
Extra pantyhose
Stain remover (Tide to go or Oxy
Baby wipes
Black permanent marker for scuffed shoes
Stapler
Band-aids
Baby powder
Masking tape, hem tape
Garment tape
Scissors
Duct tape
Extra corsage & boutonniere pins
Extra earring backings
Extra cufflinks
Nail file, clippers, scissors
Matches or lighter
Hand towelettes & sanitizer
Tweezers
Safety pins
Extra place cards
Flower wire and flower tapes (to fix a bout or make one on the spot)
Small first aid kit
70 umbrellas – thanks to a past Calluna Events planner and bride we have a stash of umbrellas to protect our clients from all the elements.

If you don’t have a wedding day coordinator: cell phone and home numbers of all wedding participants
Contact information for all vendors

Or hire a Day of Wedding Coordinator. For more information on our Day of packages and full service wedding coordination email us {HERE}

Thanks for reading!
xo
Calluna Events :: Colorado Wedding Planner

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