I’m sharing the emergency kits that I made for all of the guests that attended my destination wedding in Jamaica. I came up with the idea from bestdestinationwedding.com and become fond of the name Oh $h!t K!t 🙂 I put these into the Destination Wedding Welcome Bags that I gave my guests, click the link to see how I made those.
- Travel-sized First Aid Kit (Target)
- Travel-sized Sunscreen (Target)
- Travel-sized Motrin (Staples)
- Chapstick (Walmart)
- Shipping labels
- Packaging tape
- Travel-sized Hand Sanitizer (Bath & Body Works)
- ZipLoc Bags
- 4″ x 6″ Cardstock
- Bone Folder
The biggest thing about these kits is I started gathering all of the contents very early on, so I had time to shop around until I found a deal, I got several of the items on clearance or with coupons.
I ended up finding chapstick that came in 4 packs at Walmart for the most reasonable price. I used regular white address labels that I printed on myself (using the same ‘Harrington’ font in Word) and just stuck them onto the chapstick barrel. I did have to trim just a tiny bit so that you could still twist the chapstick up to use it. To make sure the label wouldn’t get ruined once the chapstick started being used I used clear shipping tape to cover it. No trimming needed for that and they turned out much cuter than I expected!
I wanted the tags for my kits to look real so I used Word to play around with text boxes. I used the font ‘Harrington’ and I adjusted the page setup to 4″ x 6″ and then flipped the text boxes around so that when I folded the tag over you would be able to read it on both sides. On the back it reads: ‘Included in this kit: Chapstick, Hand Sanitizer, Sunscreen, Band-aids, Wet Wipes, Gauze, Motrin’
I used my bone folder and guide to put straight creases into the tags and then just stapled them onto the ZipLoc bag.
I really love how they turned out (just wish my pictures were nicer) and I was excited to hear my guests loved them too. One suggestion I got was to add travel-sized aloe, which was actually something I intended on adding, but decided to nix because I didn’t have anymore room.
What else do you think I should have added?