Quick Solutions for the Most Common Wedding-Day Mishaps

With a bit of advance preparation and some savvy on-the-spot solutions, you'll be prepared for any mishap that comes your way.


Your Be-Prepared Kit

wedding day emergency kit

Create your own “emergency” pack with these big-day essentials (or purchase Mindy Weiss’ Emergency Wedding Kit, $65, at mindyweiss.com):

Stain-removal wipes. For spills on most fabrics (sold at pharmacies and grocery stores).

Baby powder. Great for preventing shoes from squeaking as you walk and for controlling light perspiration.

Hairspray. For tress repair.

Double-stick fabric tape. Fix fallen hems or fasten bra straps that keep peeking out of your gown or your bridesmaids’ dresses (sold at fabric and craft stores).

Moleskin. Attach to shoes to prevent blisters and as padding for sore feet (sold at pharmacies).

Scissors. To cut the moleskin and the fabric tape down to size.

Superglue. Among its uses: repairing shoe heels that snap off and fingernails that break.

Breath mints. They help with dry mouth and keep your breath sweet for greeting guests — and for your first kiss as husband and wife.

Straws. Sip drinks through a straw to avoid ruining your lipstick.

Ibuprofen. A fast fix for headaches.

Mini sewing kit. Include thread in white and in the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses to repair last-minute tears.

Clear nail polish. Use it to stop pantyhose runs in their tracks.

Tissues. For tears and much more.