No wedding day is perfect, and no wedding day prep is perfect! In fact - there are a lot of things that have the potential to get left behind! Simple items like scissors, bobby pins, and nail clippers can seem not that important until you're a half hour away from show time (i.e., the bride walking down the aisle) and the bride gets a drop of coffee on her dress or chips a nail. Eeeek! What do you do then?!

If you are the mother of a bride, mother-in-law of a bride, bridesmaid, sister, or friend, you could be a lifesaver on the day of the wedding by having these items on hand! I've compiled a list of what I hear people ask the most for ("does anyone have any _______?") on a wedding day so that YOU can be prepared! And if there's anything you think I missed - feel free to add it in the comments!

  • Scissors
  • Nail file
  • Tweezers
  • Tissues
  • Needle & thread
  • Hair spray
  • Deodorant 
  • Comb/small brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Oil absorbing wipes
  • Clothing tape
  • Nail clippers
  • Tums (or peppermint oil for a tummy upset!)
  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Stain stick remover
  • Mints/gum
  • A small mirror
  • Clear nail polish
  • Chap stick
  • Hair ties
  • Safety pins
  • Flip flops (If the bride is wearing heels, these are invaluable come reception time!)

Is there anything you would add to the list? Comment below so everyone can be prepared! And if you're looking for a wedding day emergency kit - check out some of my favorites below! (They don't include everything on the list, but they do make a super cute gift for the bride in your life!)