After photographing my first few weddings during the start of my business, I quickly came to realize that I needed to be prepared for anything and everything – and not just from a photography standpoint! I like to consider myself as an honorary bridesmaid on wedding days, and as such, I’ve been bringing an emergency kit with me to every wedding that I’ve photographed for the past 4 years. By far, the top three most used items in my bag (I’ll use at least one of these at EVERY wedding) are:
- Tide-to-Go pens
- Safety Pins
Other helpful items that I always have on hand in my kit (just in case!) include:
- A mini sewing kit
- Bobby pins
- Clear nail polish
- Lint roller
- Super glue
- Extra pens
Whether a groomsman’s tie was too small and had to be safety pinned on, or a bride found a fresh dark stain on her dress (and, yes, both have actually happened!), my e-kit has helped me on wedding days more times than I can count.
What items do you always bring with you on wedding days?