So this seems to be something that piques a little interest. Brides, potential clients, new wedding planners and aspiring wedding planners all seem to want to know what I carry in my kit bag on a wedding day!
Well I can tell you it's a lot! And it is super varied. I mean think Narnia.
Let's just start at the top and quickly touch on where I keep my kit and how I keep it organised. I have a wheeley trolley case, which has different sections for me to keep everything organised it. Easy access is key and you don't want to be rummaging through your bag trying to find things in a hurry! I split my kit into 2 parts. One with the items I have for the bride, groom, guests and so on and then my production kit. That way i'm not lugging around production kit, if the bride needs some extra Bobbi pins! Once the wedding has begun I will have both kits on me. One piece of advice - don't leave your bridal party kit unattended! Although well meaning, it can end up being rummaged and left empty, dishevelled and disorganised usually by bridesmaids who have very good intentions. they may be keeping a few bits for later, just in case. But all the same, perhaps take it to your clients as and when they need it.
WHAT'S IN THE KIT?
Here is my full kit list. Just a little side note, if you are a bride reading this, you DO NOT need to have all of this on you on the day! But it may help you spark ideas of some ideas that would be handy to have in your bag. I just like to be the most organised person on the day, I mean that is my job right?!
Mini Emergency Kit (just the essentials—like plasters, antiseptic cleaning wipes, neosporin, etc.)
Mini Sewing Kit incl. white and nude threads and scissors (Pre-threaded for quick fixes)
Nail Polish Remover
Clear Nail Polish - good for runs in tights!
White Wine Vinegar - in a spray bottle for red wine stains
Cotton Balls & Q-Tips
Sunscreen & Bug Repellant
Paracetamol (be sure to keep an eye on the expiration date)
Tampons / Feminine Care
Bobby Pins (in black, brown and blonde)
Hair Elastics (in black, brown and blonde)
Mini Hair Spray
Makeup Remover Wipes
Cough Syrup (be sure to keep an eye on the expiration date)
Body Adhesive Tape
White Chalk (to cover up stains on your bride’s wedding dress)
First Aid Kit
Mini tool kit (screwdriver, swiss knife, hammer)
Pens & Pencils
Permanent Markers & Highlighters
Pin Container with Safety Pins / Pearl Pins / Straight Pins / Floral Pins
Pain Reliever (keep an eye on the expiration date)
Multiple Stick Lighters
Torch (always check batteries beforehand)
AAA & AA Batteries
White & Black Zip Ties (varied sizes)
A Roll of Baker’s Twine (perfect for lining up the aisle or a row of chairs)
Outdoor Extension Cord
Box of Tea Light
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Stapler & Staples
Assorted Tape: Duct Tape, Gaff Tape, Scotch Tape, Double Sided Tape
Utility Knife and Scissors (assorted, including extra sharp scissors designated for ribbon)
Floral Wire, Floral Tape, Pruning Sheers, Stem Cutters and Wire Cutters
Satin Ribbon (to match the event’s color palette, white and ivory)
Phone Charger / Power Dock (for recharging my mobile on the go)
Snacks (in case you run out of time to take a lunch break – like Energy Bars, Granola Bars)
Water Bottle (staying hydrated is key!)
So there you have it. It's pretty extensive! But it means I've got you covered!