DIY Wedding Day Emergency Kits
Getting ready to say I Do? Then you’re going to need to arm the folks around with everything they (read: you) might need on the big day. There’s one thing all weddings have in common: day-of surprises. Someone’s hem comes down and they need a quick stitch, one of the groomsmen never undid his breast pocket and needs a seam ripper, and, of course, everyone in the wedding party needs to keep their breath minty fresh!
We teamed up with Target Weddings to create a pair of totally tricked out DIY wedding emergency kits, one for the bridesmaids, and one for the groomsmen. And, because we can’t resist a bit of creative customization, we created our own set of printable iron-ons to iron onto cloth bags for your smaller items. Read on to see how it’s done.
As a recent newlywed, I can tell you firsthand that I wish I’d created these exact kits for everyone in my wedding party!
First, we went on a shopping spree at Target. As you can see, the usual suspects found themselves in our shopping cart. Floss, band-aids, and lint rollers are just a few of the essentials we picked up.
To create the custom little bags you see in the kits pictured, you need iron-on transfer paper, a color printer, an iron, muslin bags, and these handy dandy printables.
Cut each word as close to the edges of the letters are you can. The transfer paper we used required that you print the templates backwards, but be sure to check the instructions on the paper you buy as they all vary. Iron onto the bag and let cool for 2 minutes.
Peel off the paper, and you’ve got a bag just made for a sewing kit!
Now, we’ll start with the kit for your bridesmaids. We included everything we could think of, but it probably makes sense to pick and choose based on your specific needs.
How cute is that polka dot bag?
First up, our collection of touch-up essentials. We’ve got mascara, eyeliner, and tinted lip balm to keep everyone’s face lookin’ fresh. As for hair, we’ve got hair spray, a mini hair brush, elastics, bobby pins, and an awesome mini curling iron!
Now, what about your dudes? Guys have “beauty” emergencies too, you know :)
Did you know that Target sells pocket squares? It’s true! Grab a pack of these just in case you decide you want them. If nothing else, guys can pocket them and offer them to teary guests. Sunglasses are an obvious item, as well as a basic sewing kit, safety pins, and a lint roller.
And there you have it! Two totally tricked out kits for the guys and gals in your wedding party. Happy wedding-ing!
What’s on your wedding day emergency list? Talk to us in the comments below.