DIY Wedding Day Emergency Kits
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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 mascaraeyeliner, and tinted lip balm to keep everyone’s face lookin’ fresh. As for hair, we’ve got hair spray, a mini hair brushelasticsbobby pins, and an awesome mini curling iron!

Next on the list, you never know what’s going to happen to your clothes. It’s always good to carry a basic sewing kitsafety pins, and a lint roller.

In the toiletries department, we’ve got band aidshand cream, deodorant, and tampons. Never sign up to be a bridesmaid without being prepared to have all of these on hand.

Last, you gotta keep those pearly whites looking white! Tic Tacsfloss, and gum are all musts.

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 kitsafety pins, and a lint roller.

Of course, the boys also need to stay fresh. This portion of the kit includes: band aids, deodorant, Tic Tacsflossgum, and mouthwash. Done and done.

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. 

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