Everything you never knew you needed on your wedding day...

Planning your wedding is stressful enough without worrying about every little thing that could go wrong on your big day.

Luckily, we are here to help with a list of everything you need to pack with you to cover every emergency from first thing in the morning until that last dance of the night.

With the large amount of weddings that we attend, we have seen many little things go wrong on the day but if you pack wisely, most things from blistered feet, headaches and missing buttons, almost anything can be dealt with in minutes.

Who packs the wedding day survival kit?

Brides have enough to deal with leading up to their wedding day so normally, the gathering of all the items would be given to your chief bridesmaid or maid of honour. It could also be a great way to give one of your younger bridesmaids a bit of responsibility and to make them feel important.

There is quite a lot of essentials that you will need, therefore, it would be a good idea to get a large bag or purposefully designed wedding survival bag to put everything into. There are lots of gorgeously designed bags which will fit in with your wedding theme.

What should I pack in my wedding survival kit?

As much as we would love everything to go smoothly, it wouldn't be a wedding if there weren't any small hiccups here and there. This list of items will cover you and your bridal party for almost anything that you will have to deal with:

The essential items:

  1. Painkillers (Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and Calpol)
  2. Antihistamines (For allergic reactions to bites / stings / pollen)
  3. Tissues
  4. First aid kit including extra plasters and blister plasters
  5. Tweezers (you never know when a youngster will get a splinter!)
  6. Safety pins
  7. Insect repellent (especially for our Scottish brides!)
  8. Settlers antacid tablets
  9. Small tub of Sudocrem
  10. Sunscreen / Sunblock
  11. Phone charger with multiple connectors
  12. Powerbank charger if your wedding is off grid
  13. Baby wipes (this should probably be number 1!)
  14. Pair of flat shoes
  15. Sports drinks and energy bars (its a long day and sometimes you are too nervous to eat in the morning)
  16. Sewing kit with dress coloured thread and various spare buttons for the dresses
  17. Stain removal wipes
  18. Various menstrual products
  19. Travel mirror
  20. Alcohol breath tester (pack of 8 are around £8 online)

Non-essentials but still really handy to have:

  1. Double sided tape
  2. Pad of paper and pen (for room numbers and room phone numbers etc)
  3. Hair spray and hair ties
  4. Soothing eye drops
  5. Disposable razors (there is always one bridesmaid who has forgot!)
  6. Cotton wool and cotton buds
  7. Scissors
  8. Disposable toothbrush and toothpaste
  9. Dental floss
  10. Nail glue
  11. Hair extension tape
  12. Crochet hook to fasten wedding dress buttons (this has been our job far too many times!)
  13. Rescue remedy (for the emotional demands of the day)
  14. False eyelash glue
  15. Travel sized deodorant
  16. Chewing gum / Mints
  17. Battery powered fan if it likely to be hot
  18. Itinerary of the day ahead including all wedding suppliers phone numbers.
  19. Body glide anti-chafing stick
  20. Lint roller

Groom's survival kit:

  1. Hipflask and Whisky (to calm the nerves)
  2. Adjustable waist extender (because you drank and ate far too much on your stag night)
  3. Handkerchief (for tears during the service)
  4. Comb
  5. Instant shoe shine
  6. Mints / chewing Gum
  7. Energy drinks / Energy bars
  8. Lint roller
  9. Spare shoelaces
  10. Spare suit buttons

For a free wedding day survival checklist - please email mercergreenphotography@gmail.com for your free copy

Thank you.......

for reading our latest blog post and if you have any further wedding day survival tips, please send them on over to us!