I tell all my brides two things!
1. Stop and Breathe, take whatever moment you want and just stop and take it all in! It goes by so fast I want to make sure they have that moment to just exhale!
2. No matter what, something might go wrong! Just keep going no one will notice and if they do, they’ll just think it’s part of the plan!
So here are some tips on some disasters to avoid!
Disaster Scenario: You lose or damage your ring.
Are you sometimes scatterbrained? Afraid you might lose or destroy your ring before the big day? Consider buying a strong chain or necklace so you can wear it around your neck when you’re most active. (Trust us, one bride-to-be we know recently damaged her engagement ring during an evening of mechanical bull-riding!) Or, opt for insurance. Most homeowners insurance policies allow for a jewelry rider that covers valuables like your engagement ring. The yearly cost is usually $1 or $2 for every $100 it’s worth. If none of those options is your cup of tea, consider having a copy of your ring made by your jeweler for daily wear. Then, you can just wear the real one for special occasion.
Disaster Scenario: It’s raining on your wedding day.
Even in your most demanding bridezilla moment, you can’t fight the weather — but you can plan ahead. If you have your heart set on an outdoor venue, rent a tent or ask about additional space indoors. It may cost you extra, you won’t be stressed when you’re finally ready to say “I do.”
Disaster Scenario: You wake up with a pimple.
Do not pick your face! If you have acne-prone skin, speak to your dermatologist about his or her availability on your wedding day (some dermatologists have weekend hours). Most likely, a shot of saline or cortisone will clear up your breakout. If your doctor is unavailable, try a cold compress to bring down the swelling and keep a bottle of Visine handy. This super-secret modeling trick will reduce the redness and minimize minor acne breakouts.
Disaster Scenario: You cry during the ceremony and ruin your makeup.
Nobody said the price of beauty is cheap, so if you have the funds, consider having your makeup artist on standby until the reception for a quick touch-up. If that’s not in your budget, you can always request waterproof and smudge-resistant cosmetics or shoot most of your pictures before the ceremony to ensure that you look your best.
Disaster Scenario: The entertainment cancels or doesn’t show up.
Don’t assume because you’ve signed on the dotted line that you’re in the clear. Accidents do happen — one groom recently told us that the band got in a car accident on their way to the reception so his groomsmen raided a nearby Best Buy in search of CD players and music to entertain guests. Even if your contract is ironclad, make sure you have a backup plan in place. Ask your bridal party to bring their iPods, a laptop, and speakers just in case a disaster does occur. Better to be prepared than stuck in a jam.
Disaster Scenario: Your cake starts to melt.
It doesn’t matter what kind of cake you have — heat and sweet are never a good combo! Too many times, couples feel that since they paid a lot for their wedding cake, they’re entitled to show it off. Unfortunately, hot weather or a warm room can turn a big unveiling into a sticky-sweet mess. Speak to your caterer and request that your cake be left in the fridge or a cool spot until after dinner.
Disaster Scenario: You get a stain on your dress.
Uncle Bob spills some of his red wine on your dress and suddenly your entire wedding day is ruined. Okay, maybe not ruined, but it definitely can put a damper on things. Plan ahead — ask your dry cleaner for advice and tips on spot-treating your gown. Most likely your dress material will dictate how to remedy it.
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