That is why we have Insurance and have Emergency Contacts and kits in our cars and Wills and all of that stuff. Although any disaster or emergency is really bad – one of the last times you want to have an emergency is on your wedding day! In order to be prepared you need to have a few things!
Why not make a “Wedding Survival Kit” for your Wedding!?
I made some Day-Of-Survival-Kits for my Bridesmaids. The large bag is made from a Placemat (I’ll do a full tutorial on those another day – I used to make these all the time, they are so easy). Then inside that is a little bag organizer made from a Pot Holder!! These little clutches have zip-top bags inside and are perfect for all those little things you keep in your big purse (or diaper bag) that you always seem to loose – perfect for packing for a trip too!! In addition to me making these great kits, my Maid of Honor made me an AWESOME Day-of-Kit in a Mason Jar which she gave me at my Bridal Shower!
All of these kits can be made from supplies you find at Dollar Stores or CVS or Five Below or Target or *Insert Favorite Drug Store here*. Feel free to add more things which are specific to your event or girls OR leave things out if you don’t think they are necessary. I am giving you here a complete list of all of the things which went into the kits I gave to my girls AND the kit that my M.O.H. gave to me!
What to put into Wedding Emergency Kit
- BREATH MINTS and/or INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-USE TOOTHBRUSH THINGS
- CHAP STICKS/GLOSS
- CLEAR NAIL POLISH
- BOBBY PINS
- SAFETY PINS
- EYE DROPS
- NAIL FILE
- COMPACT MIRROR
- HAIR SPRAY
- ANTI-BACTERIAL GEL and/or BABY WIPES
- LINT ROLLER
- STAIN REMOVER
- STATIC GUARD
- SEWING KIT (scissors, thread in colors needed, needles)
We are now ready to face any emergency that the world may hand to us that day!!
HOW TO MAKE the Pot-Holder Survival Bag….
- a square potholder (try to get one which already has a hook to hang it from, otherwise you will need to sew on a loop with ribbon at the end)
- a large button
- 4 – 6 snack size zip lock baggies per bag
- coordinating embroidery floss
- sewing machine
- Lay your potholder inside up (finished edge and/or hand-pocket on the outside) Place one zip-top bag on the right side (zipper toward the right edge) and place a piece of tape on the top and bottom (to keep the baggies from moving). The next bag should go on the left side & overlap the first then tape. Continue alternating sides & overlapping until done and have desired amount of bags in your bag.
- Once everything is taped, Sew a Zig-Zag stich down the middle of the potholder (which is also the middle of the baggies). I also sewed another straight stitch down either side of the center just to be safe!
- Fold your potholder in half to make your wallet and find your middle to sew on your button. If you need to add ribbon to secure the bag, now is the time to do that to the backside of the potholder.
- Fill with all of your goodies you need in your emergency kit!
Thank you to Tidy Mom for this great idea!
One Year Ago – Ginger Peach Popsicles – super easy summer delicious pops which scream “summer”!
Two Years Ago – S’mores Bar Cookies – a often requested recipe by members of my bridal party, these things are so awesome, especially for the amount of work they require!
And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What other things do you need to be prepared for an emergency?