But What If There’s an Emergency?!?

Well, we’ll have our handy-dandy emergency kits!

Last year, for BM K’s Hawaii wedding, I put together an extensive wedding-day emergency kit complete with anything she might need on the day of the wedding. After all, we were going to be, what seemed like a zillion miles away from home, and even though Hawaii DOES have a Walmart or two, better safe then sorry, right? We didn’t end up needing most of it (if any—it’s honestly hard to remember at this point), and when we got home it went into one of our bathroom cabinets, still mostly intact.

Fast forward to Christmas this year, and my stepbrother, R, gave Mr. B the cutest miniature guys’ version of the emergency kit:

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Isn’t it cute with the mustache?

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Shortly after that, when all the holiday hoopla had died down, I started looking into these cute little kits and trying to find out how I could get them for our bridal party. Yes, we will be bringing everything with us, and more than likely they will have everything they need. BUT these kits are F-U-N. And after doing a little research, I realized that not only would it be way more fun for me to MAKE them but a) it would be more cost effective (maybe, LOL) and b) they would be more personalized.

First, I had to break down what I wanted to put into the kits. I scoured the dollar store and looked for what I couldn’t find there at Walmart and on Amazon. (Can you believe they don’t sell single-use packets of Neosporin at Walmart?) This is what I came up with: Neosporin To Go, BandAids, deodorant towelette, Advil, Shout Wipe&Go, nail file (for the ladies), makeup remover towelette (ladies), extra earring backs (ladies), and safety and straight pins (left over from BM K’s wedding!).

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Next it was time to figure out what to put it in. The emergency kits for the groomsmen were simple: I was able to find nearly identical metal tins to the emergency kit Mr. B had gotten for Christmas online for only $0.83 each! (I also ordered the small round tins for the safety pins and earring backs from here.) But for the ladies”¦it was a bit more difficult. See, I am equally picky and impatient. So spending what seemed like forever (and was actually about a week) searching for a reasonably priced bag, I finally settled on these cute floral pouches from the dollar section at Michaels. The floral print was super cute, even if it wasn’t on theme with the wedding. This was about four months ago, and last week, while randomly perusing Michaels (as I tend to do while waiting for MOH/workout partner) I happened to find mini makeup bags in metallic brown and gold! I quickly grabbed four brown and one gold and headed to check out, thinking they were two dollars each and armed with my 20% off coupon courtesy of good ol’ Martha Stewart Weddings. But alas! They were only a dollar. So four dollars later I had the PERFECT bags for my emergency kits.

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My awesome emergency kit packaging!

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Was there a project you were so excited to complete that you just couldn’t wait?

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Mrs. Buffalo

Location:
San Diego, CA
Wedding Date:
September 2012

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:04 am

    I like the cat butt in your photo. :) My cats would definitely be in a photo if I had things on the floor as well. I LOVE the emergency kit trend. I was a Girl Scout (LOL), so I am always prepared/overly prepared, and planned to do this well before it became a “thing” for weddings. I should just go ahead and get that out of the way, since that’s something I could do in advance of the wedding, and like you, I’m very picky! Might have to check out Michael’s if you just got those last week!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:26 am

    A friend actually gave me the female Minimergency kit before my wedding. I didn’t end up using it, but I was quite impressed with their mini-sizes right down to nail polish!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:40 am

    I like hits, I’m putting an emergency kit together for everyone’s use, but it’s fun to give everyone htir own.

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    mrsjjc 246 posts, Helper bee @ 9:14 am

    My friend let me borrow her emergency kit at my wedding… and there was nothing mini about it! Holy man, it must have weighed twenty pounds!! Anything you could possibly think of was in there, and a whole bunch of things you wouldn’t. I did actually end up using a few things, though, so it was fantastic to have!

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    buffalo 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:14 pm

    @Blonde17Jess: I was a Girl Scout too! For 13 years actually…I definitely learned to stay prepared! And yes, my kitties are usually pretty curious about what I’m doing on the floor!
    @Miss Bracelet: I know what you mean–I love everything miniature!
    @Miss Toadstool: I definitely made a bigger, more detailed one for me! But I lked the thought of them having their own for future occasions, too!
    @MrsJJC: Yes, they can be very useful! And honestly, I’d rather have it and not need it, than need it and NOT HAVE it!

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    coyote 1524 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:26 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love this idea and wish we had done something similar. Instead on our wedding day I called my brother sobbing and asked him to find some bobby pins in the bathroom before he drove over to the venue. (Yes that is unfortunately a true story!) :D

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:48 pm

    Aww how cute! For my thank you gift for my girls I am getting them these cute little wristlet bags and I am going to give them some wedding day essentials in them! I little simpler than your kit but the same general idea!

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