A Bride’s Guide to Last Minute Fixes
No matter how much you’ve planned, prepped and prayed, there will always be something little that goes awry on your Big Day. But don’t stress! With a little thinking ahead, you’ll be able to conquer any last minute near-disaster in time for your grand entrance.
Below are a few indispensable items. Make sure your bridesmaids have them at the ready!
Oh, what was the world like before safety pins? One thing is certain: there were quite a few more teary brides. Safety pins are brilliant at last minute alterations, positioning your gorgeous wedding dress for photos or, God forbid, bridging a last minute tear — think of them as your little nuptial MacGyvers.
Grandma’s trick still works: if you have a run in your panty hose, clear nail polish will stop it mid-stride.
Bobby pins are your hair’s best friends: smart, supportive and they make you look good. Be sure to have a heap of these talented pals on standby.
Translucent face powder
The faces of perspiring movie stars, both on-set and off, are often patted down with translucent powder — and aren’t you the star of your special day? Take a moment every now and then to glamorously step aside and powder your nose so you look flawless.
Home remedy stain removers
White is beautiful, but it’s not always easy to keep it that way. For last minute smudges and spills, invest in a few tried and true removal techniques including white chalk, baby powder and travel-size stain remover. Be certain to consider the type of fabric before doing anything, however, and if possible, test the remover on a small, obscure region of your dress first.
Even the best-made dresses can occasionally spring a few strings. This makes a pair of mini scissors an absolute must in your “I Do” kit.
If Jennifer Lopez has taught the world nothing else, she has forever reminded us of the indispensability of double-sided tape. Be certain to have some on hand if you’re in doubt that your dress will stay put.
It’s crazy how many things you can do with Krazy glue, including mending broken heels, reaffixing fingernail tips and repairing bouquets.