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 2005
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    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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