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What’s In my Bag? My Wedding Day Emergency Kit Revealed!

Wonder Woman has her cuffs, Mary Poppins had her bag of tricks — every powerful woman has her secret source of power. What is mine? I’m glad you asked. My secret source of wedding planner power is my Emergency Kit!

On a wedding day, I carry with me my own “bag of tricks,” containing the solutions to virtually any wedding day snag. Want to stock your own Emergency Kit? Below I’m listing everything I stock in my bag:

Before I do that, I thought it’d be fun to play the question game with my bag of tricks:

  • Most frequently used item: Spray-on Deodorant. People get smelly and sweaty on hot summer days, so this is clutch.
  • Most frequently used beauty item: Oil-Absorbing Sheets (super useful for outdoor photo touch ups when it’s hot out!)
  • Most frequently re-stocked item: Lighters! I may need to investigate more industrial-grade stick lighters because I go through dozens of these while lighting candles every season.
  • Biggest Emergency Kit Bag Mishap: One wedding season a few years back my crazy glue leaked in the kit, fusing many of the items in the bag together. Needless to say now I keep the crazy glue in a zip-locked bag at all times!
  • Item most frequently used by ME: Aveda Cooling Oil Roller. This stuff is magic. Especially on a hot summer day, a little bit of cooling oil on the back of your neck and on your temples and you’ll get a nice cool breeze-y feeling.

Ok! Are you ready? Here is the list of all of the items in my emergency kit:

Hudson Valley Wedding Planner Canvas Weddings Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Hygiene & Grooming

  • Spray-On Deodorant
  • Wet Wipes
  • Oil-Absorbing Sheets
  • Mouthwash
  • Breath Mints
  • Floss Picks
  • Hairspray
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Ties
  • Static Guard
  • Aveda Cooling Oil
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Lint Roller
  • Stain Removing Pen
  • Nail Files
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Comb
  • Tampons + Feminine Hygiene Products


  • Duct Tape
  • Fabric Tape
  • Crazy Glue
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Kit
  • Safety Pins
  • Flashlight


  • Medications: pain reliever, cough drops, cold medicine, tums
  • First Aide Kit
  • Blister Patches
  • Tissues
  • Pens & Pencils

There you have it: my secret source of power. I want to know — what is YOUR secret source of power?



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