Best Man’s Emergency Kit

Expressions Photography
Cape Town

A few weeks back, we heard from planner extraordinaire Theresa of Creation Events with her top tips & duties for groomsmen, following the popular feature we did for bridemaids. So useful to have everything summed up in one place for the boys! So today I thought that I would follow it up with some more groomsman goodness – a best man’s emergency kit (download our bridesmaid’s one here). And to make it even more special, we’re highlighting the talents of our fab photography sponsors with their favourite pictures of the groomsmen. So here we go – let’s hear it for the boys!

Cheryl McEwan
Cape Town & International

Piteira Photography
Cape Town & International


  • Lint roller
  • Shoe polishing kit
  • Stain remover
  • Extra laces for lace-up shoes
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Hair gel & comb
  • Chewing gum/mouthwash
  • Small sewing kit + extra shirt buttons
  • Lip balm
  • Baby wipes
  • Corsage pins
  • Black socks
  • Spare cufflinks
  • Travel iron

Art Photo
Cape Town

Laura Jane Photography

Abigail K. Photography
Cape Town

  • Handkerchief & tissues
  • Cash for forgotten expenses (around R1,000 – R2,000 is ideal)
  • Insect repellent for outdoor ceremonies
  • Taxi numbers in case of transport problems
  • Phone numbers for bridesmaids, family members, celebrant
  • Antacid tablets
  • Plasters/band-aids
  • Mini medical kit (headache, diarrhoea & antihistamines)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Cellphone charger
  • Eye drops/contact lens solution
  • Bottled water & energy bars
  • Umbrella
  • Copy of the seating chart

Stephanie Veldman
Cape Town

Laura Versfeld
Garden Route, Western Cape

And you can download the whole thing here, ready to print!



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