The Summer Wedding Guest Emergency Kit

Summer Wedding Guest Emergency Kit

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It is wedding season and that means weekends will be filled with dressing up, watching loved ones tie the knot, and dancing the night away. Make sure you are prepared for the fun with the summer wedding guest emergency kit.  

Full disclosure weddings are not my thing. On the totem pole of life events that mattered a big wedding was at the very bottom. My husband and I got married sometime between kid #2 and #3 when our lives were already well intertwined. Much to the dismay of both of our parents, we called them on a Friday to let them know we would be getting married two days later and if they could make it that would be great. 

That being said I realize that most people spend their whole lives thinking of their wedding day and I love to see their vision come to life. We’ve been blessed enough to be invited to some pretty amazing unions and partied in both banquet halls and rustic backyards in beautiful Nova Scotia. 

Summer Wedding Guest Emergency Kit

The Summer Wedding Guest Emergency Kit

As the summer wedding invites start to rush in from your oh-so-in-love friends, sibling, cousins and college acquaintances, the first thing that typically comes to mind is “what am I going to wear?” But there’s more to being a wedding guest than choosing the right look. Don’t rely on the happy couple to supply everything you need to enjoy the day – come prepared!

Summer Wedding Guest Emergency Kit

There are a few mishaps you can count on when it comes to summertime nuptials. I’ve rounded up a list of everything you’ll need to stay comfortable and carefree from “I do” to the sparkler exit.

  1. Deodorant. All that dancing can work up a sweat. Don’t get caught unprepared! Deodorant wipes are a convenient and portable option that fit in any clutch, purse or pocket.
  2. Makeup touchup kit. If you took the time to apply makeup for the wedding, you’ll want it to last throughout the entire event. At the very least, you’ll need a lip product to reapply after dinner and blotting tissues to cut down on shine. If you have space, throw in eyeliner too in case of any unexpected tears.
  3. Breath Mints. You never know if onions and garlic will be on the menu. Stay fresh with a small tin of strong mints.
  4. Bug repellant. Bugs are notorious summer wedding crashers. For serious protection from uninvited guests of the insect variety, choose a bug repellant with DEET like Muskol. Muskol will last you up to eight hours, so it’s what we relied on to keep mosquitos, black flies, biting midges, deer flies, stable flies, ticks and chiggers at bay when we wanted to party all night.
  5. Mini first-aid kit. Weddings can be long affairs and a sudden headache or an annoying cough can ruin your day. I recommend bringing along a few bandages, cough lozenges, an antacid for stomach discomfort and your go-to headache and pain medication. Mine is Aspirin Extra Strength because it works fast to deal with headaches, back pain, muscle aches, joint pain and also relief from pain and fever due to cold and flu.
  6. Tissues. This one is a no-brainer. Sniffling and sneezing on your plus one is a major wedding faux-pas. Also, if you know you’re a crier, these are a must.
  7. Insoles. Many brides these days will put out dancing flats for guests when their toes get tired but don’t rely on it! I know wearing “sensible shoes” isn’t always an option, so pick-up an insole that can cushion the strain of standing and dancing without tripping up your style. Dr. Scholl’s has brand new ultrasoft leather insoles that add comfort when walking and dancing in heels. Their leather surface looks and feels premium and they also help to keep feet fresh and dry!

I would love to hear your wedding mishap stories! What item can you not live without when it comes to surviving summer weddings?

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Leanne
    June 18, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Those are some great ideas . I usually bring a makeup touch uwith kit with me but never think to bring bug spray or anything else .

  2. Erin N
    June 18, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    The last wedding I went to my feet ended up hurting so badly I just took my heels off, lol. Insoles are a great idea! Thanks for the list 🙂 Great tips.

  3. kathy downey
    June 20, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    Thanks for the great tips you can never be too prepared !

  4. Debbie White Beattie
    June 23, 2018 / 2:53 am

    This is a great list and there’s a couple that I didn’t think of.

  5. Sarah
    June 25, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Great ideas! I know a couple of people planning weddings for this summer and this could come in handy for them 🙂

  6. Tammi L.
    October 11, 2018 / 4:49 am

    I wished I had thought of bug repellent at the wedding we went to! The really great thing now is the wipes, then you don’t have to worry about a mess in your purse!

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    March 8, 2019 / 9:39 am

    What a great list, deodorant wipes and bug repellent are great ideas, mossies love me for some unknown reason but I’ve never thought to take that with me.

  8. nicky
    April 29, 2019 / 7:33 pm

    Bug repellant is a good idea – I hate getting bites!

  9. mrdisco
    October 15, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    that’s a great kit to have