I’m a wedding planner if you didn’t know and my summer weddings are wrapping up. It is too doggone hot to try to have an outdoor wedding in Houston, Texas–but I still have couples who push the envelope. Luckily, fall is on the way and we will be moving into slightly cooler temperatures–which opens up the room again for outdoor weddings. Now, personally, I don’t care for outdoor weddings but I’m a planner, not a bride, so I do whatever it takes to make the couple happy. Don’t get me wrong, outdoor weddings can be beautiful, it’s just I feel less in control about stuff–the weather, bugs, planes flying above, car noises, etc. I also have had some strange things happen during outdoor weddings: bridesmaids stepping in ant beds, groomsmen passing out from heat (and alcohol consumption), little ring bearers falling–and a lot of other craziness. I’ve learned to be prepared and I keep a wedding day emergency kit stocked to the heavens! People think I’m moving but really it’s EVERYTHING I think I may need and more. Let me tell you about what I pack…

  • sanitary products
  • Band-aid brand adhesive bandages
  • Neosporin antibiotic ointment
  • Polysporin antibiotic ointment
  • hairspray
  • bobby Pins
  • allergy tablets
  • headache medicine
  • hair ties
  • rubber bands
  • safety pins
  • lint roller
  • binder clips
  • duct tape
  • scotch tape
  • double sided tape
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • mouth wash
  • mints or gum
  • tissues
  • baby wipes
  • unscented bug spray
  • Nail clippers
  • ear plugs
  • nail polish remover
  • extension cord (black)
  • surge protectors
  • sunscreen
  • lotion
  • sewing kit
  • Visine
  • Contact solution
  • stain remover pens
  • Allen wrenches
  • Box cutter
  • Glue gun
  • Hammer
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire/Twine
  • Safety pins
  • Permanent markers
  • batteries
  • mini flashlights

Basically, I put any and EVERYTHING in my emergency kit. After something crazy happens, I all of a sudden have some weird item to add to my kit…but it is better to be prepared for whatever comes up. One thing I had to learn was not to forget about my own emergencies. After 12-16 hour days at a wedding or an event, lifting tables, running after bridal parties, lighting hundreds of candles, I’m sore at the end of the day. It pays to have some things stashed away for you. I usually keep BENGAY® on hand so that my car ride home or walk to the hotel room is not so bad. BENGAY® is such a powerful pain reliever that helps relieve minor aches and pains. You know I’m not really hurt but after using muscles I never knew had anything to do with muscles, I really need something to soothe my sore spots.

You know, everyone loves Target, so I suggest when it is time to restock your emergency kit, that you head there and re-up! Right now if you shop online (which of course I always suggest) and buy three different first aid products you can get a free  Oh Joy Bag 2017 to store some of your commonly used first aid items.

Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor wedding, it is SO important to be prepared! Pack your wedding day emergency kit with all of the basics and some of the extras too.

If you are needing to stock up now, you can hover over the image above and shop right now! Happy Wedding and Event Planning!

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