Hi, my name is Emily and I’m a wedaholic. I’m new to Aisle File, but I’m certainly not new to the wedding scene. No, I’m not—nor have I ever been—married. So how, might you wonder, do I know so much about weddings? After assisting a renowned wedding planner in Chicago, throwing countless bachelorette bashes, writing for a couple of wedding mags around the Midwest, and owning the capability to clothe a small army in bridesmaid dresses, I think I’ve got the wedding biz in the bag—preferably a Judith Leiber beaded clutch filled with Lip Venom gloss, safety pins, and tissues . . . I’m a crier, what can I say?
However, since most bridal clutches are incapable of holding more than a tic-tac and a tissue, a wedding day emergency kit is wise idea when it comes to battling those last minute mishaps that are both inevitable and out of your control.
The addition of a personal attendant to your wedding roster can go a long way in enhancing your overall feeling of preparedness—since it’s typically their job to have all obligatory save-the-day trappings. But, if you decided against a personal attendant, you can at least equip yourself with the requisite items that usually fall under the “ohmigoodness, THIS happened . . . we need THAT.”
The best wedding day survival kit that I have ever laid eyes on is the Mojuba. This day of emergency bag contains scissors, Krazy glue, deodorant, static guard, Advil, a sewing kit, straws, lip gloss, bobby pins, band-aids, a couture stain removal kit, and so much more.
The chic bridal bag, complete with a built-in mirror, is disguised to look like a trendy black patent or white leather handbag, so you’re on the go emergency kit looks more like a trendy treat than a tacklebox.
If you’re afraid your man (or his men) might drop the ball when it comes to their personal hygiene, Mojuba has a groom version that resembles a charcoal gray messenger bag and includes a shoehorn, Shout wipes, a shaving kit complete with a styptic pencil for nicks, deodorant, Colgate, Carmex, and more.
Though the $165 price tag is a bit high, you could always request it as a gift from you maids or for a shower. And if you consider yourself a DIY kind of bride, don’t be afraid to make one yourself. While you’re collecting your save-the-day goods, be sure to checkout celebrity stylist Ted Gibson’s hair sheet. This sweet little styling foil, which can also fit in your clutch, calms pesky flyaway hair that is determined to standout during your photo op.
So what are you waiting for . . . find the perfect bridal survival kit and your big day success story is sure to be in the bag (pun intended).