Your big day is just around the corner and we can feel the excitement
building up! We know you've got everything under control, from nailing
down those important details to fussing over every last thing – you're
totally on it.
Hair and makeup? Booked. Dress? Altered and ready to amaze. Menu?
The deliciousness is all sorted. It seems like everything is falling into
place. All that’s left to do is wait for the day when you say “I do”, right?
Well, not exactly.
As professional New York/New Jersey bridal hair and makeup team, we've had the
pleasure of being part of countless weddings. Aside from allowing us to
work with some amazing, beautiful people, this has also taught us quite
a few wedding day secrets.
In this blog, we're spilling the tea on a little something that can make or
break your wedding day. Let’s get to it.
What is a Day of Emergency Kit?
Ever heard of a Day of Emergency Kit? It's like having a little magic bag
that can solve a plethora of issues that may otherwise threaten to ruin
your big day. Picture it as your trusty superhero sidekick, swooping in to
save the day!
As seasoned New York/New Jersey bridal hair and makeup team, we've witnessed
it all – the mishaps, the occasional “oopsie”, and the downright
accidents that happen on wedding days. And guess what? More often
than not, the lack of an emergency kit turns those tiny issues into
massive, giant ones!
But hey, we're here to help you dodge those awkward moments and be
prepared for your wedding day. Keep reading to find out exactly what
you need to stash in your day-of emergency kit to stay covered, cool,
Wedding Day Emergency Kit: What to Include?
Needle & Thread
Imagine this: you’re in your perfect wedding dress, everything is going
well, you’re dancing, having the time of your life! Then, all of a sudden,
a rip happens. It can be a button, a strap, a hem — anything! The dress
is almost ruined and you don’t know what to do. I mean,
Nobody carries a needle and thread with them, right? Wrong! You do,
because you came prepared.
Including a few needles and threads in the colors of your dress and
those of your bridesmaids is a definite must. Even if you’re super careful
and have never ripped any clothing item, it’s still much better to be
prepared than sorry!
Stain Removing Pen
We have experienced a bride, a groom, a bridesmaid, or anyone in the
wedding party staining their clothes more than once. As hair and
makeup artists, we do our best to ensure the makeup we apply is as
transfer-proof as possible, but things can happen.
In addition, makeup isn’t the only culprit. Drinks and food are often to
blame, so it’s smart to have a stain-removing pen on hand! Why have a
stained dress in your wedding photos when you can remove the stain
and stay spotless?
Makeup Touch up Kit
Once your Bridal Hair and Makeup team leaves, it's important to avoid touching or crying to maintain your flawless look. We recommend keeping a lip gloss for quick touch-ups. Additionally, have a powder puff to manage any oiliness after the reception or tears during those heartfelt "I DO's." Store this kit in your dress pocket or entrust it to your maid of honor.
Ask any hairstylist and they'll tell you that bobby
pins, and hair spray are some of the most essential things you can
include in your emergency wedding kit!
No matter how good of a job your artist does, a strand may become
loose here or there, so having the tools to fix it is a definitive necessity
in our book! Dancing, for example, is one activity that may cause your
hairdo to come undone, so being prepped is key!
To Sum Up
Your wedding emergency kit should contain anything that may help you
handle a possible issue. From band-aids, tampons to support tape and tissues,
These are are a FEW things we recommend as New York/New Jersey bridal hair and makeup team but you're always free to add or subtract and customize your very own kit!