2019 Wedding Day Emergency Kit for Grooms

Wedding Emergency Kit for Grooms

The Groom’s Complete Wedding Day Survival Kit for 2019

It’s the morning of one of the most important days in any groom’s lives. Most will arrive with the key items like the wedding bands and their suit. But despite all the year+ of planning, things fall through the cracks and we overlook some basic things. For example, you might wake up feeling like a you just scored a hatty in game seven to win the Stanley Cup – but you never know when a headache will strike.  You also can’t control what your groomsmen forget to bring for themselves.  Plan ahead, we all have that one friend.

Now this is a long list, I’m not saying you need everything (although some of you might – you know who you are) but pick and choose accordingly:

  1. Water
  2. Lint roller
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Mints (not gum)
  5. Shoe shine towelettes
  6. Have lunch delivered to your prep location
  7. Stain Remover ie. Tide to Go
  8. Brush
  9. Extra buttons for shirt, pants + jacket (it can happen fellas)
  10. Deodorant
  11. Cologne
  12. Eye drops
  13. Floss
  14. Toothbrush
  15. Mouthwash
  16. Hair product
  17. Hand cream
  18. Lip balm
  19. Nail clipper + file
  20. Shaving kit
  21. Tweezers
  22. Contact lenses + solution
  23. Aleve/Advil/Tylenol
  24. Allergy medication
  25. Antacid
  26. Blister treatment
  27. Energy bars
  28. First aid kit – or at least a few Band-aids
  29. Mini sewing kit
  30. Safety pins
  31. Extra tie – stains happen
  32. Boutonnière pins
  33. Important phone #s – Family, wedding party, wedding vendors
  34. Phone charger
  35. Cash – little things pop up, have a few bucks on hand
  36. Directions – physical paper, don’t tempt fate ie. your phone battery or internet connection
  37. Schedule – same thing, a physical copy

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  • Tie education – make sure you and your groomsmen know how to tie a tie ahead of time
  • Cell phone – remember to turn it off before the ceremony
  • Mints – pop a few mints right before the ceremony for minty-fresh vows and first kiss


Download my Wedding Day Emergency Kit for Grooms.
Give a copy to the best man.


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