Ask an Expert: Do I need a wedding emergency kit?

The answer is yes. You need two wedding emergency kits, one for your guest and one for the bride and bridal party. The good news is, if you are using a wedding consultant he or she will bring all of this for you.

Bridal Emergency Kit:

It’s your big day and a chipped nail or loose bead shouldn’t ruin it. Here are a few key items that will be sure to ease the stress if something unexpected happens.

  • Nail polish
  • Sewing kit – be sure to have white thread and the color thread of the bridesmaids dresses
  • Safety pins
  • Double sided tape
  • Spot remover
  • Static-cling spray
  • Clear nail polish
  • Tweezers
  • Hair Spray
  • Hair Ties
  • Extra pair of panty hose

Ladies Bathroom Basket

It’s a nice touch to have items for your guests incase they have a mini emergency of their own.

  • Clear nail polish
  • Hair spray
  • Static guard
  • Bandaids
  • Tampons
  • Mout wash
  • Deodorant
  • Sewing kit
  • Advil
  • Breath mints
  • Emery boards
  • Lint rollers

Ask an Expert: Why Do I Need a Wedding Planner?

A wedding is the biggest and the most important party most of us will ever host. Tremendous effort goes into the planning from choosing the venue to planning the menu, and everything in between. Whether you hire a planner to help you “day of” or full service, they will ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

Reason 1: Maximize YOUR vision

A seasoned wedding expert has planned hundreds of events and has seen it all from a suspended chuppah to the most over-the-top candy bar. A planner will work in tandem with the bride and her family to prioritize their needs, conceptualize the event, and make suggestions from past experience that will bring your vision to the next level.

Reason 2: Man vs. Machine

There are plenty of blogs and websites for DIY weddings, but they do not have the hands on approach that an in the flesh wedding planner can give you. Make your job easier and utilize an expert because wedding information comes more readily from a planner than trying to find it yourself.

Reason 3: Budget

Whether your budget is $25,000 or $500,000 a good wedding planner is sensitive to your budget and can cut to the chase and recommend vendors that fall into your price range and fit your personality.

Reason 4: Time

Planning a wedding takes an inordinate amount of time, typically up to 175 hours and most brides and grooms do not have that kind of time to spend planning a wedding. Planners are the liaison between the couple and vendors, allowing the couple to save time and enjoy the process.

Reason 5: Enjoy Your Day

In the end – you should really hire a professional because you want to be a guest at your own party and by hiring a planner you can get this done with relief and confidence. This is one of the most exciting days of your life and there is no reason to let a little stress ruin your wedding experience.