Unforgettably Fun Kansas City Wedding Reception Tip: Wedding Day Survival Kits

survival_kit_sardine_canFun Kansas City wedding receptions don’t just happen. They are the result of months of diligent planning and preparation. And, there’s little doubt that all of that attention to detail,  prior to the big celebration, is directly related to how relaxed the Bride & Groom are to enjoy their efforts, their friends and family, and each other.

Although couples will place advance focus on the most obvious necessities for a stress-free, fun Kansas City wedding reception (decor, food, flowers and entertainment to name just a very few), it is the thought given to the minute details that will assure that the newlyweds are able to have the time of their lives on the first of many important days of their lives together.

To assure a fun Kansas City wedding reception, don’t overlook the personal essentials, those oh-so-useful items that will come in handy in those unexpected times of need…all of which can be found in a Bride & Groom’s wedding day survival kit.  

We went to a few of our past clients and asked them to share some the “just-in-case,” wedding day items they made sure to have at their fingertips at their ceremony and their Kansas City wedding reception. Not surprisingly, most of them told us that their wedding party took the lead in making sure these items were available. It was just one less thing for the Bride & Groom to have to worry about.

 Here’s a few of the “back-up” odds and ends they suggest packing in a wedding day survival kit in the off chance they’re needed while getting dressed or throughout the day (in no particular order):

Wedding Day Survival Kit For The Bride (And The Ladies In The Wedding Party) –

  • Sewing Kit (including needle, thread, safety pins and small scissors)
  • Clear Nail Polish (for stocking runs)
  • Extra Stockings
  • Nail File
  • Nail polish in the Bride’s Shade
  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick)
  • Hairspray
  • Brush and Comb
  • Bobbypins and Hair Clips
  • Hairdryer
  • Hand Held Mirror
  • Deoderant
  • Static-Cling Spray
  • Lint Brush
  • Tissues / Handkerchiefs
  • Earring Backs
  • Iron
  • Baby Powder
  • Eye Drops
  • Contact Lens Solution
  • Tums or Rolaids, etc.
  • Pepto and/or Alka-Seltzer
  • Breath Mints
  • Aspirin and/or Tylenol
  • Band-Aids & Antiseptic
  • Moist Towlettes
  • Wash Cloth and Hand Towel
  • Camera Batteries

Wedding Day Survival Kit For the Groom (And The Guys In The Wedding Party) –

  • Sewing Kit (including needle, thread, safety pins and small scissors)
  • Extra Shirt Buttons or Studs
  • Extra Cufflinks
  • Black Socks
  • Hairspray and/or Gel
  • Brush and Comb
  • Cologne and/or Body Spray 
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues / Handkerchiefs
  • Iron
  • Lint Brush
  • Buttons
  • Shoe Polish
  • Tums or Rolaids, etc.
  • Pepto and/or Alka-Seltzer
  • Breath Mints
  • Contact Lens Solution
  • Eye Drops
  • Breath Mints
  • Aspirin and/or Tylenol
  • Band-Aids & Antiseptic
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Wash Cloth and Hand Towel
  • Camera Batteries

Additional items that our couples told us they were thankful they had in their wedding day survival kit were snacks like granola bars/energy bars, bottled water, phone chargers and umbrellas.

But, the number one item they suggest to be included in every wedding day survival kit is a list of the names and phone numbers for all wedding vendors and the honeymoon hotel. 

Odds are a Bride & Groom will only have to crack into their wedding survival kit for 1 or 2 items, if at all. How nice, however, to be prepared for any eventuality…just in case.

Did we miss anything? Let us know of additional items you would or did include in your wedding day survival kit by leaving a comment.

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