In my years of being a wedding photographer,  I’ve witnessed many wedding day mornings in which someone was scrambling to find something. Each time this happens, I make a mental note for me to add it to my Wedding Day Emergency Kit.

At first, the kit was nothing more than a tiny makeup bag and has now expanded into a full box and tote bag. It’s a little more for me to carry but if I can help alleviate some of the wedding day craziness, I’m all over it!

I’ve categorized the contents of my Emergency Kit below and I think some of the items may blow your mind!

Girly Things

  • Thermacare (heat pad)
  • Tampons / pads/ liners
  • Midol

Freshening Up

  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Hairspray
  • Baby powder (great for preventing chafing!)
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Mints

Pains, Aches, & Ouches

  • Bandaids
  • Throat drops
  • Midol
  • Pain reliever
  • Pepto
  • Gas relief
  • Fennel tea (for bloating)


  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrellas (10, able to fit 2-3 people under each)
  • Mini fans
  • Blankets
  • Hand warmers


  • Clear nail polish
  • Scissors
  • Fashion tape
  • Mole skin (to prevent blisters)
  • Lint roller
  • Bobby pins
  • Straight pins
  • Safety pins
  • Tide stick
  • Fun tack
  • Grocery bags (for carrying things)
  • Mini makeup bag (in case someone forgets a clutch)
  • Tissues
  • Satin hangers


I’m constantly adding to this kit, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments!