Years ago, when we first started, we worked with a couple of different planners. When we would ask about their wedding day emergency kits, they would say they don’t use those. Some had even explained that the brides usually brought what they needed themselves. My first thought was, “how the heck will she know what she will need when she has never been married before!”
So, at that moment we knew that would be added to the list of things we would need to figure out on our own. There are a number of ways a few of the things in our wedding day emergency kits have saved the day. We listed a few of them below just to share with you.
We had a groomsmen, who happened to be the groom’s son. He had received a dress shirt where the cuffs on the sleeves were too big. There was no way we couldn’t send him down the aisle looking less than stellar. Our job was to fix his shirt and be sure he was able to flash his gifted cuff links proudly. We did not to use scissors, because we needed a clean and crisp cut. We took the shirt off of him, and placed a really nice cut big enough to save the day.
Box of multiple sized safety pins
For some very odd and strange reason on wedding day, one of the bridesmaids’ dresses would no longer zip. You could imagine the area for the zipper was just about the full length of the dress. We tried everything, but even the mother of the bride, who had skills to put any seamstress to shame, could not fix it. There was no other choice but to “safety pin” her into that dress. The skills we put forth are still unmatched, as a wedding planner and a mother wanting to be sure the bride understood nothing would blemish her day. The best part of it all was that no one could tell and her dress was just as beautiful as the other bridesmaids in the wedding.
We have bared witness to the return of the wedding party after the wedding rehearsal and the morning of the wedding. Depending upon the types of parties that took place, we have on hand what would be needed to hold most people together to assist with getting them down the aisle. Out of all of these items and aside from aspirin, cough drops are most used. They are soothing to the throat and work wonders in a cup of hot tea.
We always suggest you and your wedding party break in your wedding day shoes. New shoes hurt. Putting them on in advance gives you an idea of how you will walk in the shoes chosen and shows you how well they fit. The suggestion isn’t always taken, and that is okay with us. In one of the instances when it wasn’t, we found that a bridesmaids shoes were a little too wide for her feet. We went into the bag and found that if we placed heel pads not only on the back of her shoes, but the sides as well, she could make it down the aisle. Mission accomplished!
We don’t expect you to go out and build your own wedding day emergency kit. There is also no way you can know what issues you may run into on wedding day. But if you hire a professional wedding planner, being sure you have asked questions about how they handle surprises on wedding days, you stand an even better chance of things running smoothly.
We hope you have a very happy planning experience.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
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