Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Bride’s Wedding Day Emergency Kit

The best way to handle the unexpected is to be prepared! Bring the following items in your "Wedding Day Emergency Kit" and you'll not be caught off guard:

  • Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil or other pain reliever
  • Bottled water
  • Breath mints - not gum ladies! You don’t want to look like a cow chewing your cud!
  • Camera – to catch those unexpected moments. You WILL laugh about them… one day.
  • Clear Band-Aids and antibiotic ointment
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Deodorant / Antiperspirant, nothing with a heavy scent
  • Extra make-up - pressed powder, lipstick, lip gloss, WATER-PROOF Mascara
  • Extra pairs of pantyhose - yes I said pairS. When you are nervous and sweaty it is easy to poke your finger through them!
  • Food - crackers, bread, cheese, grapes, nothing too heavy, but you MUST eat something the morning of your wedding!
  • Hair Combs
  • Hair Pins - even if you don’t normally use them! Your wedding ‘do might need them!
  • Hair spray
  • Hand lotion, non-greasy formula and nothing with a heavy scent
  • Hand mirror
  • Instant ice pack - just in case someone faints and hits their head, don’t laugh, it’s happened!
  • Masking Tape
  • Nail File
  • Needle & Thread in white, black and the colors of your bridesmaid’s dresses.
  • Perfume - consider asking all of your bridesmaids to wear your favorite scent. Be sensitive to guests with allergies and use with a light touch!
  • Q-tips
  • Safety Pins
  • Stapler
  • Super glue - this will come in handy for broken nails, broken jewelry, etc. Just keep it AWAY from the groomsmen, they will find many uses for it that you do not want!)
  • Tampons, pads and panty liners - no one wants to need these on their wedding day – let’s hope they’re for one of your bridesmaids!
  • Tissues - you’ll need them – and so will mom & dad!
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste, to ensure your first kiss is fresh!

This would be a good job for your maid of honor or one of your bridesmaids to collect for you. They are almost always ready to help but don’t know how. Give them something special to do, it takes one more thing off of your shoulders and will allow them to feel more a part of your wedding day.

by Noel Giger, owner of A Spectacular Occasion, by Giger Design Studio. Noel has been helping her clients in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex have spectacular events for nearly 10 years. She brings many of these items in her own emergency kit when she is hired for full service or day-of wedding coordination. You can contact Noel at noel@gigerdesignstudio.com or 469-583-4604.

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