Wedding Day Emergency Kit

While we hope we don't have any emergencies on our big day, it's always better to be safe than sorry. It’s important to have those just-in-case items. The maid of honor or bridesmaid should pack them in a tote bag and stash it in a safe but easy-to-access place, If you're not the DIY type, we've got one already made for you.


If you're too busy to make your own emergency kit (and we don't blame you), consider buying a prepackaged one by Ronelda Rhode. The pouch is a steal at R400 and contains 30 different products to keep you looking—and feeling—fresh on your wedding day. The best part? Everything is travel size, so you can also take it on your honeymoon. If you really love it, give it to your engaged friends as a fun and practical shower gift. Place your order today. email:

DIY: If you're planning on making your own emergency kit, here's a list of essential (and some optional) items to pack:

  • Breath mints: Get your mouth ready for that first kiss with mini mints.
  • Tweezers: From stray hairs to clumped lashes, you never know when these will come in handy.
  • Blotting papers: Keep shine away with oil-absorbing sheets.
  • Clear polish: Smooth out any unexpected chips for the perfect #ringselfie.
  • Lipstick: Touch up your lip often with a mini tube in your shade of choice.
  • Tissues: For dabbing away happy tears (and keeping your eye makeup on point).
  • Hair spray: Splurge on a high-quality formula to make sure your ’do stays put.
  • Fragrance: Dab a scent on your pulse points to smell amazing all day.
  • Face mist: Just one spritz of this spray infused with herbal essential oils refreshes makeup and calms skin.
  • Stain remover: Pack a portable stain removing pen for any sudden spills.
  • Fashion tape: A quick fix for falling hemlines—and plunging necklines.
  • Lint Roller: For your groom.

    Optional DIY Items
  • Aspirin
  • Band-Aids
  • Dental floss/toothpicks
  • Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks
  • Sunblock (if you'll be outdoors)


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