May 03, 2013

I hate to be the one to tell you… but something WILL go wrong on your wedding day. No special event can go off without even the littlest hitch, so prepare yourself the best you can by building your very own Bridal Emergency Kit! Below is a list of the necessities but make sure to add your own items to this preventative case! You might want to add a pair of contacts, an extra copy of your vows, or maybe even a spare set of wedding rings! The best way to determine what you personally need to add to this list is to think about what would constitute an emergency for you… and how you could prevent it!



1. Facial cleansing cloths // 2. Mouthwash // 3. Body lotion // 4. Your favorite pain killer // 5. Antacid tablets  // 6. Wrinkle release spray // 7. Firm hair spray // 8. Tapons/pads // 9. Dental floss // 10. Mints // 11. Toothbrush // 12. Toothpaste // 13. Gum // 14. Nude Lipgloss and Chapstick // 15. Tweezers // 16. Vaseline – a great use for vaseline is rubbing it on your foot where a high heel might be rubbing your skin the wrong way – it completely reduces the friction! // 17. Eye drops // 18. Extra pair of panty hose and extra nude thong – that’s right one of your girls might forget hers! // 19. Bobby pins // 20. Q-tips // 21. Safety pins and corsage pins // 22. Extra earring backs // 23. DIY sewing kit (details below) // 24. Bandaids // 25. Lint roller // 26. Straws – so all the beautiful girls won’t ruin their dresses or makeup while drinking // 27. Dress Tape (Target) // 28. Nail file and clippers // 29. Cotton Balls // 30. Nail polish and top coat, in your choice of color (Mimosas for Mr & Mrs, Essie) // 31. Disposable razor // 32. Clear Deodorant // 33. Tissues // 34. Super glue and Fake eyelash glue… just in case a heel breaks or an eyelash pulls away! // 35. Body spray or perfume // 36. Tide to-go stain erasers // 37. Granola bars // 38. Little pair of scissors – great for cutting tags // 39. Hand sanitizer // 40. Hair ties. Make sure you put all the tiny items in a small ziplock bag so you don’t loose them!


Other than building this kit yourself, there are only two real ‘DIY’ elements to this project. One – design or download a cute label for your bridal emergency kit. Two – take a small piece of cardstock, cut a few slits in it and make your own sewing kit. You can easily buy a kit – but – it won’t have the exact colors of thread you might need on your special day. Make sure to include the colors of your dress, guys attire, your bridesmaids and your mother and mother-in-laws attire – with threads of those colors you’ll be ready for any wardrobe malfunction!!! Don’t forget a few needles!


Print the free download below onto sticker paper, cut out and apply to your cute suitcase!

Shades of Green   ///   Shades of Gray


What’s great about bridal emergency kits like these is that they can be taken to the reception venue and placed in the bathroom – just in case any of your guests have a small emergency! Also, many of the items can be quickly added to your honeymoon bag!


TO ENTER GIVEAWAY // Simply leave a comment below (either by the Facebook widget or in the regular comment area) with why you’d love to win this entire ‘Bridal Emergency Kit’ valued at over $100! Winner to be announced next Friday the 10th – here in the comments section and on FB!!! You will receive everything you see in the picture above – including the darling suitcase!!! (Smashbox lipgloss and DKNY travel perfume not included)

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!


Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial and FREE download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // darling paper suitcase (the largest one in the set): The Land of Nod // all these fabulous emergency goodies were purchased at Target and Ulta // sticker paper: Staples // nail polish: OPI Designer de Better


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Kay Roach
May 3, 2013

Reason Why I'd Love to win this entire Bridal Emergency Kit.. Because looking in it I know with as forgetful as I am 90% of those items I wouldn't even think about needing them until the day of. It would be such a blessing for me and I'm sure it will save me since where I'm getting married is an hour and thirty five minutes from anything.

Victoria Sutherlen
May 3, 2013

Hi! This kit looks like a very valuable tool to have on the day of my wedding...which is coming right up on May 25! Can hardly believe it. The reason I think I should win it? Because I would have to say that I am the clumsiest person on the planet! I am constantly knocking into things and I can already see myself chipping a nail, tearing my dress, staining it (eeeeeek!). It would be so wonderful to be able to calm my nerves and have piece of mind on a day that will be filled with blessings and some anxiousness! Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Nicole S.
May 3, 2013

I'd love to win the Emergency Kit - my wedding is in a little over a month and to take comfort in knowing we have what we need "Just in Case ..." would be amazing!

Megan M.
May 3, 2013

I love this idea! I would love to win this 'Bridal Emergency Kit' because it would keep me stress-free on my wedding day and I'd be prepared for anything that could possibly happen. Plus, the colors would fit my June wedding perfectly & it's so stylish!

May 3, 2013

This Emergency Kit is perfect for my big day and it matches our colors!

May 3, 2013

It's exactly what I need for my wedding this summer!

May 3, 2013

My sister and I are BOTH getting married before October. This kit would help each of us through the big day! Two for One!

May 3, 2013

This would be heaven sent since the bridal party and I will be traveling to multiple locations throughout the day and we won't have access to everything we need in a compact fashion. We could easily transport this from the hotel to the pictures to the church and then to the reception venue. Phewww!

May 3, 2013

I love this idea. I would love to win this kit because I think it is a brilliant idea and know that it would help a lot on the day of the wedding. While I live a very stressful lifestyle with work and such, I hope that my wedding day will end up laid back. I am a plan ahead girl who loves lists and this kit is the dream of every planner and list maker. I know it would also take the stress off of my bridal party, six amazing girls who deserve some stress taken off. The kit is amazing and I think it would be amazing to start a tradition afterwards of restocking and passing it on to the next bride to be friend of mine. The Bridal Emergency Kit is a great way to go into the wedding with a level head and preparation.

May 3, 2013

I'm the bride in just 4 weeks and would love to have this handy for my 8 bridesmaids and me!


May 3, 2013

I would love to win this so I'm prepared (with style!) when the inevitable 'something' goes wrong. A smart bride is a prepared bride :-) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Love love LOVE your blog :-)

May 3, 2013

I would 're-gift' this kit to my awesome wedding coordinator, because she is the best and has gone above and beyond the call of duty (or what our initial agreement was). Awesome giveaway!! :)

May 3, 2013

I would love to win this ‘Bridal Emergency Kit’ so I can give it to my best friend for her wedding! Then I would be the best best friend :)

May 3, 2013

I would love to win this for my September wedding. Creating this is on my list of things to do and it would be nice to just check one of the little things off.

May 3, 2013

This is the cutest emergency set! I would love to win this for my June wedding on Cape Cod. I live in Arizona and have been doing all my planning from afar. We have so many things to take with us on our next trip before the wedding, and I haven't even started to think about emergency kits for my 6 bridesmaids and I! This would cross that off my list and is just how I imagined putting something together for my big day. Love your blog and this giveaway!

Megan Cacy
May 4, 2013

I'm getting married soon and I would love to have this Bridal Emergency Kit! If I had all this stuff handy, it would give me a peace of mind knowing this kit could fix any problem that could arise. Thanks for doing this!

Kelly Patino
May 4, 2013

Hi! I'm Kelly and marrying my wonderful fiancé in October this year! He is currently stationed in Penasacola, FL while I'm in southern California finishing up my masters degree at USC. Planning a wedding while we are apart has been so challenging, and we are paying for everything alone. I have actully looked for ways to make an emergency bridal kit and fell in LOVE with this one! I could definitely use it, because knowing my luck, something will need to be pinned, touched up, fixed, blotted, sewn, or snacked on to ease my nerves on my Big Day!I would love to have help on crossing one more thing off my wedding "to-do" list. Thank you so so much for offering this!!! ♥ And congratulations to all the Brides-to-be!!! So exciting! ~Kelly

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    May 10, 2013

    Hi Kelly!!! Guess what!!! YOU ARE THE WINNER!!! Congratulations!!!!

Amelia Conrad
May 5, 2013

I would love to win this kit! I've still got some time til my wedding on June 22, 2014, but in the meantime I plan to work at a nonprofit, apply for graduate school, backpack through Southeast Asia, and do research in Ecuador... all while trying to plan a wedding! With this much crammed into the next year, I'm sure to forget some of those last minute necessities while planning my wedding and it would be a lifesaver to already have this kit on hand! One less thing to worry about and the relief of knowing that, whatever mini-emergencies do arise, I'm already prepared!

Lacey T.
May 5, 2013

I would love to win this kit for my upcoming wedding in June! I have looked at a lot of emergency kits and this is the most comprehensive and the cutest one by far I have seen!! I feel like this would come in handy on the big day for anything that could go wrong. You have so many awesome projects on here too - thanks for sharing!!! Lacey

Aggie NoMoniker
May 6, 2013

I'd like to win because I'm the person who's always saying "Have you seen.." "Can we go back, I forgot..." Sadly, I do make lists, then I forget them. Since the emergency kit has everything, I won't have to utter those words or embarrass myself - at least for one day.

Rebecca Phillips
May 6, 2013

I would love to win this bridal emergency kit because I will probably not even think to put some of these things into a kit for myself! My fiance and I have been working to renovate the house he just bought, and have been busy painting, putting in floors, making changes, etc, and I have been so scattered with that, planning a wedding, and holding a 40-60 hour/week job, and I just know I'm going to forget to bring some of these items with me! Our wedding is out in a field about 20 minutes from town, so we wouldn't be able to send someone to the store to pick them up either! I'm so excited for the big day to get here....after all the planning, I'm just ready to settle down and enjoy our special day and start our new life together in our house!

May 6, 2013

This is amazing!! I'd love to win this to have on hand for my brides at the weddings we photograph. Most of the time they have all they need, but every once in a while, something has been forgotten!

Marissa Rosemary
May 6, 2013

This is such a great kit! My wedding is quickly approaching on May 18th! I would love to have this emergency kit because it would bring piece of mind that not only myself but my bridal party and guests would have access to this if they needed it. I love the idea of putting it in the bathroom for the unexpected emergencies!

Janet Scanlan
May 6, 2013

I would love to give this emergency kit to my best friend at her bridal shower - I think I could win Maid of Honor of the year :)

May 6, 2013

Thank you for the opportunity to win the emergency kit. I would love to win it because I am probably the world's biggest klutz. Just to give you an example: While trying to get in shape for my wedding, I tore my Achilles tendon. After the surgery, while in a cast, I fell from my knee scooter and broke the big toe on that same leg. I have tried to be more careful but know that I will need an emergency kit for my wedding.

Brittney Zearfoss
May 7, 2013

Hi SomethingTurquoise! I am marrying my best friend and sweetheart of over 3 years this October 26th:) I have been planning so much, but like you said something always will go wrong. I can be pretty klutzy at times and having this kit would keep my nerves down a bit more knowing I have the back up EMERGENCY KIT, which is soooo cute and amazing! I know for the day of there are definitely things in the kit that will be used, hopefully not all of them ;) LOL! This bride would absolutely love your help in preparing for her wedding day, so PLEASE pick me :) <3 <3 <3

Robin Walczak
May 8, 2013

I would love to win this bridal emergency kit! I am a sucker for good planning, and what a great idea to be fully prepared on the big day. I love the idea of putting it in the bathroom for guests to use.

katherine d
May 8, 2013

I'm already freaking out about my wedding - having this all ready to go would take one thing off my to do list!

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May 9, 2013

I would love to win because I am all about emergency preparation and this is fantastic.

Olga P
May 9, 2013

I'd love to win this to gift it to my best friend who's getting married in a few weeks!

Kelly Patino
May 10, 2013

Ahhh!! Thank you so so much Jen! This is amazing! I'm so happy ^^ you've definitely helped ease my wedding preparations by providing such a thoroughly prepped kit ^^ I can't wait to share the news with my love and recieve these goodies! You are so kind! Thank you! ♥

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    May 10, 2013

    You are SO very welcome!!!

Pamella Niemiec
June 3, 2013

My wedding budget could use the $100 break this kit would give.

Tamara Davenport
June 26, 2013

A good reason why I'd absolutely LOVE this kit is because I'm all over the place as is, I am stuck planning the wedding by myself pretty much in three more months (on a VERY tight budget). Not a ton of help, so I highly doubt on the wedding day I will have everything together. And all the product looks lovely, I just would like something to go right my way for the wedding haha. So it would make my life a LOT easier to actually have something so wonderful go my way haha. I never even would of thought about half this stuff, I would of just brought a few things. Any who best of luck ladies! :)

July 27, 2013

i would LOVE to win this for my destination wedding not only soooo practical but an amazing photo op to go with my other travel themed DIY items

Ashley Simpson
January 9, 2014

This is soooo smart. Everything that could go wrong can be fixed with this little box!

Janet Baillie
January 28, 2014

It would be wonderful if I could have this kit at my daughter's wedding. She and her fiancee are planning the wedding without any help from me since I live too far away from her to be much good. They're not using a wedding planner in order to save costs and since my mother was such a marvelous help to me I'd love to be able to surprise my daughter by arriving at her dressing location totally prepared for any small emergency. The kids used to tease me that I had everything in my purse! My congratulations to the person who received the gift. I think it's great that you're giving away a kit.

Sincerely, Janet ( MOB for the first time )

Sara Sampson Hawks
February 15, 2014

It looks very helpful to me to have on my big day

Sara Sampson Hawks
February 21, 2014

It looks very helpful to me to have on my big day