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If you're thinking that those are panties hanging from a line at the winery - you're right! The Bridal Shower was a "Panty Shower!" That's a great way for the Bride to get a lot of lovely lingerie. While I'm all for new lingerie, it felt a little weird to give my future daughter-in-law lingerie, so I decided to give her something else.
I made up a little kit that I like to call the "Bride's Emergency Survival Kit. Some people might call this just a Bride's Emergency Kit, but I like to call it the Bride's Emergency Survival Kit because everyone knows that when there is something a Bride needs; it's always an emergency, whether it's something to fix a hang nail, a headache or just a little sugar fix and some Bride's act like they're not going to survive the emergency!
This kit includes 60 items that every Bride may or may not need. But like the Boy Scouts we want her to be prepared for anything. Prepared for what? Life! For the Bride that means a series of sometimes crazy events that all culminate at the BIG Moment. This kit is not just for the Bride, but for everyone around her also. After all, it takes a village to make a wedding.
I tried to cover everything that might be needed in case your hook at the top of your strapless gown comes off (that happened at our last wedding) or you're opening a gift with flocked (black) paper and you need a lint roller to get the flocking off your dress (another true story) or your future mother-in-law's shoes feel a little tight (blister defense puts a stop to this.)
- Hollywood Tape - I love, love, love this fashion tape! Good to keep straps, bodices or anything else in place.
- Static Guard
- Sewing Kit- includes thread & buttons
- Lint Roller
- Tide To Go - you know someone will need it.
- Safety Pins - assorted sizes.
- Earring Backs
- Corsage Pins
- White Chalk (in case the Tide to go doesn't work)
- Deodorant Eraser
- Clear Nail Polish
- Emory Boards
- Nail Polish Remover Pads
- Nail Clippers
- Hair Brush
- Bobby Pins
- Hair Bands
- Dental Pics
- Dental Floss- can also double as an escape rope if she needs it.
- Mini Toothbrushes
- Tampons - unfortunately, mother nature doesn't care if it's your big day or not.
- Mini Pads
- Visine - it's going to be a long day and before that a whole line up of events, showers, bachelorette parties, etc.
- Hand Lotion
- Lens Cleaning Tissue
- Handi Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer - no dirty hands are getting anywhere near that wedding gown!
- Compact Mirror
- First Aid Kit - bandaids can fix everything. Stitches will have to wait till after the pary.
- Benadryl Itch Relief
- Blister Defense
- Benadryl Allergy - just in case you develop an allergy to your future Mother-In-Law!
- Gas-X - This is not the day to have that problem!
- Cough Drops
- Post Its
- Black Sharpie - I've used a Sharpie on my black shoes that were scuffed and used it on a black shirt that had a little white mark on it.
- Krazy Glue
- Starbucks Iced Coffee To Go
- Nutella & Go
- Salted Peanuts
- Breath Mints
- Skittles - Our Bride is not a lover of chocolate, so customize snacks to your Bride. Some Bride's might have a thing for
- Straws - Don't want that perfect shade of lipstick coming off!
I bought a large clear cosmetic bag at Walmart and a bunch of smaller clear cosmetic bags. Grouped like items together in the small bags and they all fit in the larger bag! For the label, I used a list of all of the Survival kit items as the background for my title. Then I printed the whole thing on cardstock and then slipped it into the front of the clear cosmetic bag.
Your bride can add to the kit with her shade of nail polish, shoe polish, Prozac, taser gun for those unruly wedding guests, or anything else she might need.
Keep on coming back to visit with us and click "Wedding" under the category list to see our other fabulous wedding related posts. Future posts will include a printable wedding planner, the how to's to make a broach bridal bouquet, and a fun and sassy bachelorette party.
UPDATE: We have provided a link to print your own "Bride's Emergency Survival Kit" sign. Click here for printable PDF. When printing PDF:
- In print menu, under page scaling, select "NONE."
- In Properties menu, check to see what the Quality Setting is. If it is on Draft, change it to at least normal or best. Draft will not give you a very good print.
- Print on cardstock.