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DIY Wedding Beauty Kit

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 30, 2010

I meant to post this earlier this month, but stupidly pushed “save draft” instead of “publish”.  Whoops!  Better late than never I suppose.

It’s June, which means that Wedding Season is officially upon us.  While I don’t have any weddings to attend this Summer, I am engaged.  Along with my BFF, I am a wedding planning enthusiast.  I can’t even tell you how many Friday nights were spent during high school looking through wedding magazines and talking about what our weddings were going to be like.  Who am I kidding…we still do that now!  One thing that has always been on my list of must-haves for the big day is a Wedding Beauty Emergency Kit.  So after reading tons of articles on the topic, talking to friends about mishaps they experienced on their wedding day, and just using common sense, here’s a list of what of things that I will be including in my Wedding Beauty Emergency Kit.


  • Hair Brush
  • Clear Ponytail Holders
  • Bobby Pins (In Colors Corresponding To The Bride’s And Bridesmaids’ Hair)
  • Hair Spray
  • Hair Gel (Even If You Don’t Normally Use Hair Gel It Can Be A Godsend For A Horrible Flyaway)


  • Touch-up Make-up
  • Mirror Compact
  • Blotting Papers (You Don’t Want Oily Faces In Your Pictures)
  • Some Type Of Make-up Remover
  • Tissues / Hanky
  • Tweezers
  • Q-Tips
  • Chapstick


  • Mini Sewing Kit With Scissors
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Tide Stain Remover Pen
  • Static Guard
  • Safety Pins
  • Lint Remover
  • White Chalk (Use This To Mask Stains On The Bride’s Gown)
  • Wrinkle Releaser (I LOVE Downy Wrinkle Releaser)


  • Breath Mints
  • Breath Freshener
  • Gum
  • Dental Floss / Picks
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste


  • Deodorant (I Would Suggest Spray Or Roll On In Clear)
  • Tampons
  • Bandages
  • Ibuprofen / Tylenol / Advil / Your Preferred Pain Reliever
  • Rolaids
  • Visine
  • Hand / Body Lotion
  • Purell
  • Anti-Bug Wipes (If You’re Having An Outdoor Wedding)


  • Slippers / Socks
  • Band-aid Blister Block
  • Shoe Inserts
  • Extra Nylons


  • Emery Board
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover


  • Earring Backs
  • Crazy Glue
  • Drinking Straws (Not Something You Would Normally Think Off, But If You’re Thirsty And Worried About Smearing Your Make-Up These Come In Handy)
  • Ziploc Baggies
  • Granola Bar / Power Bar (I Have Heard Many A Bride Complain About Being Hungry During The Big Day)

Some lists that I’ve seen have suggested having an extra wedding band in your emergency kit.  Does anyone else think this is a little ridiculous?  Now I know that doesn’t mean a back-up that’s of the same quality as your real wedding bands, but still.  I mean unless you’re going to have a rope wedding band like the one Dwight gave to Angela on The Office do you really want to spend money on something that you’re most likely not even going to have to use.

So that’s what I think most Wedding Beauty Emergency Kits should contain.  These emergency beauty kits would make great bridesmaids gifts.  Pick some of your favorite must haves and put them in a cute bag and give one to each of your girls on the big day.  What do you think?  Were you a Bride that suffered from some sort of beauty emergency and wished you had something not on the list?


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