The Ultimate Emergency Kit & Bathroom Basket

My very dear friend Sophia is planning her entire Los Angeles wedding in only 3 months.  I’m devastated I won’t be able to attend, so I’m trying to help her plan as much as I can from afar by sending her inspiration pictures and vendor referrals, calling in favors from peeps I know in the industry, and taking care of the little details so she won’t have to worry about them at all.

This past weekend I created a care package for her that included an emergency kit and bathroom basket.  Though there is a lot of product overlap, the bathroom basket may be at the venue ahead of time while Sophia is getting ready at a hotel room, so I thought I’d cover my bases and get doubles of most things.  I’ve only included pricing once when I divided products up, and items without prices are things I had around our apartment.  Here’s a breakdown of exactly what I included and what everything cost!

Emergency Kit


Pharmacy

  • Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit (band aids, gauze, antiseptic wipes)  - $0.99
  • Advil – $1.99
  • Tylenol – $1.79
  • Tums – $0.97
  • Immodium AD – (pricing in bathroom basket)
  • 2 Alka Seltzer packages
  • 2 Dayquil
  • Visine – $1.99
  • Bee MD Cough Drops

Hair

  • Bobby Pins & Hair Pins (pricing in bathroom basket)
  • Brush & Comb – $3.69
  • Hair Elastics
  • Hairspray (from Hallak Cleaners’ Kit)

Beauty Products

  • Sample Clinique Happy (I wore it on my wedding day)
  • Neutrogena Blotting Sheets – $6.49
  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder – $0.99
  • Purell – $1.59
  • Aveeno Hand Lotion (from Hallak Cleaners’ Kit)
  • Secret Antiperspirant – $1.19

Dental/Food

  • Wisp disposable toothbrush
  • Orbit Gum – $0.97
  • Reach Dental Floss – $1.29
  • Altoids
  • Granola Bar – $0.89
  • Luna Bar – $0.99

Tools:

  • Safety Pins in assorted sizes including two big ones in case her bustle breaks
  • Hallak Cleaners Bridal Emergency Kit that I got in a gift bag (includes: sewing kit w/ needles, threads, buttons, snaps, tape measure, scissors, nail clipper & file, pearls, sequins, buttons, snaps, adhesive strips, tissue, lint roller, dry stick spot cleaner, 2 pre-spot formulas, scented sachet)
  • Tide to go Pen – $3.99
  • Wine Away Red Wine Stain Remover Emergency Kit – $4.99 (on sale)
  • Crayola Chalk (to cover stains on wedding dress) – $1.19
  • Static Guard – $2.49
  • Packing Tape – $3.79
  • Double Sided Tape – $4.79
  • Instant Hem & Cuff Fabric Tape – $2.99
  • Crazy Glue – $2.79
  • Sharpie, Pen, Post-it Notes
  • Q-tips – $0.79
  • Artbox – $23.84 from Amazon.  I liked that it was lightweight, clear, and she can use it to store makeup after the wedding.
  • Paperbride Tip Kit

Total Cost for Emergency Kit: $75.68

Bathroom Basket (there is only one bathroom)

  • Tampax Tampons – $3.99
  • Carefree Pantyliners – $1.29
  • Pads
  • First Aid Kit – $0.99
  • Brush/Comb – $3.69
  • Nail Clippers – $1.79
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobby Pins – $3.19
  • Singer Sewing Kit – $3.49
  • Safety Pins in assorted sizes – $2.99
  • Arrid Deodorant (spray because who wants to share a gel or solid) – $4.99
  • Kiwi Shoe polish – $5.49
  • Dep Gel – $1.29
  • Tresemme Hair spray – $0.99
  • Axe Body Spray – $1.99
  • Shout Wipes – $1.69
  • Q-tips – $0.79
  • Advil – $1.99
  • Tylenol – $1.79
  • Altoids – $1.99
  • 2 packs Orbit Gum – $1.94
  • Reach Dental Floss – $1.29
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Tums – $0.97
  • Immodium AD – $7.49
  • Contact Rewetting Drops – $4.29
  • Visine – $1.99
  • Neutrogena Blotting Sheets – $6.49
  • Clear Nail Polish – $1.79
  • Lint Roller – $1.99
  • Static Guard – $2.49
  • Basket (from BBB) – $14.08
Total Cost for Bathroom Basket: $89.23

Items may cost more because I bought everything in Manhattan at Bed Bath and Beyond and Rite-Aid, and I didn’t bargain shop at all.  I did want to include some corsage pins in the emergency kit, but I’ll send them along when I come across them.  Now I just need to wrap these carefully in saran wrap so they don’t shift too much in transit.

Is there any must have that I’m forgetting?
BLOGGER

Mrs. Bee

Location:
New York
Wedding Date:
March 5, 2005
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  1. Member
    Mrs. Argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:24 am

    I saved this post for future use!

  2. Guest
    Christa Shoemaker, Guest @ 3:33 pm

    This is AWESOME! I google searched “bridal emergency kit” and this came up amongst many others, this is the BEST of them all and I’ve already printed it off to go shopping with, thanks a million Ms. Bee!!

  3. Guest
    Jennifer, Guest @ 11:22 pm

    Flip Flops for sore dancing feet in a variety of sizes….clear nail polish for a run in nylons!

  4. Guest
    Sophie, Guest @ 5:41 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for the great ideas! I thought your readers might also appreciate this shop; it creates custom toiletry baskets for weddings and events:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68953197/custom-wedding-toiletry-kit?ref=pr_shop

    Cheers :)

    Sophie

  5. Guest
    Amanda S., Guest @ 11:07 am

    This was wonderful!! I will be adding a tide to go stick for anylittle accidents!!

  6. Guest
    Renee, Guest @ 11:27 am

    Thank you for making this list. I’m so stressed out. This helps :)

  7. Guest
    Toni, Guest @ 12:34 am

    Girl…..USE COUPONS!!!!!! You can have saved at LEAST 50% on ALL of this!

    Nail files – (10 ct) FREE
    Maxi pads (22ct) $0.09
    Advil – (10 ct)FREE
    Lotion – Aveeno FREE
    Dental Floss – Reach brand FREE
    Visine – travel size FREE
    1st aid kit – $0.22
    Nail Clippers – FREE
    Tampons – FREE
    Tums – FREE

    That’s just a few! I can direct you to an amazing blogger who can save you a TON!!!!!!

  8. Guest
    Jody, Guest @ 2:05 pm

    Emery Boards

  9. Guest
    Vanessa, Guest @ 1:13 pm

    What a great basket! some other little ideas…
    Maybe Bug Repellent – if there are any events taking place outdoors, pictures etc…
    Liquid bandage -helps with little blisters on the heels.
    Gel high heel pads( little toe pads) helps to prevent her from slipping forward in her beautiful wedding shoes, the little pads will make it easier for her to walk and take pictures with a secure grip

  10. Guest
    Vanessa, Guest @ 1:16 pm

    @Toni: hi there, what is the blogger’s site..very interested in seeing the deals

    thank u kindly!

  11. Guest
    Carly, Guest @ 9:05 pm

    In my sisters emergency kit they had WD40 and they said it was in case she got a grease stain on her dress

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