Every couple dreams of having the perfect wedding day. To help ensure that happens wedding planners, like myself, bring wedding day emergency kits. While I pack dozens of “just-in-case” items, I have seven absolute essentials I recommend to everyone making their own kit.

Safety Pins

From fixing wardrobe malfunctions to pinning together backdrops, safety pins have you covered. I recommend keeping a variety of sizes on hand.


I usually keep two or three pairs of scissors in my wedding day kit. From cutting flowers and fabric for centerpieces, or snipping spare threads on bridesmaid dresses, scissors always come in handy.

Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs

Kleenex Go Anywhere with Wedding Dress

Kleenex are a truly indispensable part of my wedding day emergency kit. There are so many uses for tissues at weddings like drying happy tears, makeup touch ups,  blotting perspiration, drying small spills, and helping with allergies at outdoor weddings.

The Go Anywhere pack is flexible, yet durable enough to fit into my kit, or with the convenient clip on strap, I can attach it to my purse.

I buy mine at Walmart and, as always, use my Ibotta app. To get yours follow this link  to save $.50 on your Kleenex Go Anywhere pack.

Adhesive Bandages

Wedding days aren’t immune to nicks and cuts. Not to mention blisters from formal shoes. I keep a small first-aid kit in my go-bag with lots of extra bandages.


I keep both brown and black twine in my kit, and I can’t count how many ways I’ve used them. One of my favorite usages was a last-minute wrapping for a make-shift toss bouquet.


Pens and felt tip markers are always useful. From time-to-time, even the most organized and prepared of couples forget their guest book pens or markers. Plus I always keep a pen on me for signing invoices and for the couple to sign the marriage license.

Shipping Tape

Most venues have rules forbidding the use of nails or any permanent means of adhering decorations to their walls or tables. Clear shipping tape usually does the trick for light jobs. It’s also useful for picking up bits of debris that may have fallen on the table linens during decoration.

Have fun assembling your wedding day kit, and most of all, enjoy the wedding. Happy planning!