There she was. Ready to walk down the aisle, literally the whole church waiting for her and it happened. The mother of the bride, giving her last advice, tripped and smeared lipstick right across the front of the pristine, white dress. She stood in stunned shock thinking, what am I going to do?
Luckily for her she hired me, an experienced event planner, and I ran up to save the day with my trusty emergency kit. Some secret serums later, (involving alcohol pads and baby powder) and all was well. If you knew to look for it you could see something, but her day and her photos were saved!
This is one of many reasons why having an experienced planner is essential, the key there is experience. We’ve run into it all, have a trick for everything and come prepared. In my emergency kit there is always:
- Medication: Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Imodim and Tums (there’s a lot of emotion at weddings! Our bodies tend to act up in accordance)
- First aid kit
- Sewing kit
- Safety pins and straight pins
- Hair accessories and hair spray
- Clear nail polish (so many uses!)
- Glue, hot glue and tape (had a bouquet ribbon fall off once)
- Feminine items
- Toothbrush and paste
- Pens and markers
- Those handy alcohol pads
- Stain remover
- Snacks and candies (low blood sugar can get overlooked on these busy days)
- Ziplocks baggies
- And of course, many many phone numbers of other vendors who could come in a moment’s notice if anything were to go awry
There is so much more I bring every time, but this gives you an idea of the power house you are bringing to your wedding day. I have seen, heard of and thought of everything so you shouldn’t have to. You just worry about how great it’s going to feel to walk down the aisle and say yes!