It’s the biggest day of you life so far. The one you’ve been waiting for and planning to every degree possible. Your wedding day. Whilst you might have butterflies in your tummy, what will the wedding day itself hold? Maybe you’ll get a blister? Perhaps there will be a slight wardrobe malfunction? What if you get a headache? To keep your nerves at bay and help you enjoy your special day, you need a bride survival kit.


What would you do if your dress ripped? Or there was an issue with your bridesmaid’s shoes? Be sure you have equipped yourself with the items to help you our of wedding day pickles.

  • Scissors
  • Sewing kit including needle, thread & spare buttons
  • Safety pins
  • Stick on hemming tape
  • Fashion tape
  • Stain removing wipes
  • Lint roller
  • White chalk to cover wedding dress stains
  • Shoe polish
  • Flat shoes if you want to swap your footwear in the evening
  • If you’re wearing tights, clear nail polish to stop any ladders getting bigger

There might be additional bride survival kit items to add in the clothing section here including spare earring backs and maybe even spare shoelaces should someone snap theirs.

Make Up

You want to look your absolute best on your wedding day. You might want to retouch your makeup and be prepared for any weather related hair incidents. Hair and makeup is very personal and with that in mind, consider adding some of the following to your bride survival kit.

  • Compact mirror
  • Perfume
  • Lip balm
  • Lip pencil
  • Lipstick
  • Cotton buds
  • Nail file
  • Hair pins
  • Hand lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Tweezers
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissues
  • Makeup remover
  • Nail polish
  • Eyelash clue
  • Hairspray
  • Deodorant
  • Hair straightener
  • Sun lotion if your wedding is during the summer months

Obviously some of you might not require certain items such as eyelash glue, if you’re not wearing fake eyelashes, or eyeliner, if you don’t wear it. Take from the list items you know you’ll likely need.

General Bits & Bobs

Let’s round the list off with everything else you’ll need in your bride survival kit.

  • Painkillers
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Rescue remedy
  • Plasters
  • Insoles
  • Chewing gum or breath mints
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Eye drops
  • Tissues (yes we mentioned this above but you’ll need plenty!)
  • Sanitary products
  • Insect repellent might be useful
  • Your phone, charger & powerbank

Also make sure you pack a bottle of water to stay hydrated and a small snack as you might get hungry waiting for the meal. Have your purse with some cash incase there’s no one around to buy you a drink when you need one. Be sure to have a print out of all your suppliers contact details and a copy of the wedding day itinerary. Don’t forget a bag for your bride survival kit to live in, so you know where everything is should you need it.

Enjoy Your Wedding Day

When you’ve prepared your bride survival kit, you’ll likely to be ready for anything unexpected that your big day throws at you. It will also relax those nerves allowing you to really enjoy your wedding day in style.

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