How to Create an ‘Emergency Beauty Kit’ for Brides and Bridesmaids

Friday, June 29, 2018

On the day of a wedding, the last thing you want the bride, bridesmaid – or in fact, any female guest – to be worrying about is blistered feet or updos falling down! Sometimes though, disasters (big and small) happen, and it’s best to be prepared for any emergency, from a torn dress to smudged eyeliner.

Here’s where an ’emergency beauty kit’ might come in handy. You don’t need to pack an entire cosmetics collection, but having a little bag of essentials on hand will allow you and your guesrs to keep looking and feeling your best right until the very last dance of the night.

Here are our top picks for what to include within the emergency beauty kit for you and your guests.

Sewing Kit

Sewing Kit

Split seam from energetic dance floor moves? A small sewing kit will fix any issues in a jiffy.

Clear Nail Polish

Available extremely cheaply, clear nail polish is the best way to stop runs in tights from getting any worse.

Bobby Pins, Hair Ties, Comb and Hairspray

A lady’s hair is extremely important at a wedding. Having these simple items will ensure any flyaways from elaborate hairstyles can be pinned back into place.

Lipbalm and Other Makeup

Lipbalm and Other Makeup

There’s no need to go too overboard, but providing some tinted lip balm and translucent powder will go a long way in helping the ladies in your party to refresh their faces after a long day.


Weddings can be emotional, and having tissues on hand will ensure that any tears that slip out during emotional speeches are caught. They are also very useful for any little ones running about with runny noses!


There’s nothing worse than your beautiful wedding shoes giving you a nasty blister. Anyone who’s had one will know that you can’t think of much else. A few plasters will ensure that all stiletto-clad feet are safeguarded for the eveningDeodorant


A no-brainer! A quick spritz of an anti-perspirant will have you and your guests feeling super refreshed, especially after a long day.

Check your kit the night before the wedding to make sure that you have everything you need, this will leave you feeling confident and ready for the big day ahead. Why not place the products in a small hamper in your venue’s washroom? That way, ladies can take their pick and no one needs to lug too many things around.

Your wedding day is too special to worry about small things that are beyond your control, but, as they say, it’s never a bad idea to be prepared!

our wedding day is too special to worry about small things


Gemma Sutton

Gemma is the founder of Gemma Sutton Hair and Makeup

She lives on the Surrey Hampshire Border with her Partner Olly and son Spencer x

Gemma loves one thing more than being a part of a bride’s special day and that is spending as much quality time with Spencer as possible, where she has curated an enviable Instagram for him! xx


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