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Brides: be ready for anything: prepare a wedding day emergency kit PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jackie Young   

Wedding day emergencies are not uncommon ... but they don't have to derail your day if you just plan ahead. The Wedding & Special Event Yellow Pages recommends that you prepare the following emergency kit a week or two ahead of your wedding (to be sure you have time to acquire all the components). An overnight bag or knapsack works well.

Give the kit to your bridal consultant, your mom or your groom's mom, or another trusted family member or friend who can bring it to the wedding ceremony early and be sure it's available to you if needed.


Beauty Needs. Nail polish, lipstick (for touchups), nail clipper and file, tissues and/or extra handkerchief, bobby pins, hairspray, comb/brush/pick, makeup remover, toothbrush and toothpaste, and a hand mirror.

Garment Emergencies. Sewing kit, club soda, stain remover wipes or detergent pen, clear polish (for stockings), safety pins, tape (duct, scotch, double-stick), extra jewelry/earrings, extra pantyhose/stockings, extra shoes (e.g., flats).

Health Needs. Bottled water, healthy snacks (crackers, fruit), hard candy/mints, band-aids, medicines (aspirin/acetominophen/ibuprofen, decongestant, allergy medicine, antacid/upset stomach medicines, any prescriptions).

Other Potential Emergencies. Vendor contact/cell phone list (important!), spare cash, super-glue, driving directions, umbrella(s), camera/video supplies.

Want to print this list? PDF version appears here (after the timeline).

This article was contributed by Jackie Young of Every Little Detail.

 
Brides: Register to Win with our Local AND Web Sweepstakes! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Morgan (Admin)   

If you're a bride planning a wedding, our pledge is to help you do it more easily, with less stress and more fun!  We do that first and foremost by providing you with local directories that are comprehensive, easy to use and FREE. Our directories are open to anyone visiting our site (or visiting one of our vendor locations to pick up a free print edition).

 Register with us, and you can take advantage of a few extra goodies!  First, you'll be able to join our community of brides: talk with other brides across the country, and review and rate the vendors you work with (this provides valuable feedback to other brides who are shopping -- so please take a few moments to add your ratings).

Best of all, ONE registration gets you access to both our online drawings AND any local drawing promoted in the print edition for your area.  It's easy to register (just a few short questions), you can set up an anonymous avator/username for the community, and we keep all your information private (we never, ever, give your email address to other parties -- you'll only hear from us, and only occasionally).

To get started, head to our registration page, here.

With best wishes for your wedding,

The Wedding & Special Event Yellow Pages team

ps -- Past prizes have included spa gift certificates (!), weekend getaways, gown gift certificates and more! They're always tailored to the needs of busy brides, and easy to use in your local area.

 

 
Last Minute Touches! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Morgan (Admin)   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 21:06

Welcome to our new site!  We're almost done readying the site for an "open-for-business" announcement.  In the meantime, though, visitors are welcome (just know that you might stumble upon a thing or two we're still working on).  We're delighted to see a few more new visitors coming to check out the site each day.

Whether you a a bride or a wedding professional, please don't forget to register while you're here.  If you're a vendor, registration will permit you to submit your own listing (the basic one is free!) and make sure your information is available to brides in your area.  If you're a bride, register to take advantage of special offers we send to the brides on our list -- and to have the opportunity to provide your ratings and reviews of vendors you hire for your wedding.

- The Wedding & Special Event Yellow Pages and Wedding Vendor Profiles Team!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 21:21
 
Beware the Ill-Fitting Gown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Morgan (Admin)   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 00:25

I was at a bridal show recently, and as I was admiring a gorgeous gown on a mannequin, a photographer interrupted my oohing and aahing to say, "oh, that's a pull-up." A what?

These days, strapless gowns are ultra-popular -- many of the gowns you'll see in shops will be in this style, and, for many brides, it's very flattering. But, if it's not fitted properly, your gown can ride down as you move -- hence our photographer's description of these gowns as "pull-ups."

Pulling your gown up throughout your wedding and reception will be a drag -- and could even interfere with your pictures! (Or worse ...)

Remember, wedding gowns are extremely heavy -- so a well-constructed, well-fitted bodice is essential when you're wearing a strapless gown. Invest in *quality* alterations, make sure the gown fits tightly enough that it won't slip down, and look for strapless gowns that feature corsets. Or, better yet, if you can afford it, look for a custom-made gown that can have a custom corset built in.

 And test it out before you leave your fitting!  Can you bend down in it?  Reach up?  Dance?  Make sure you can!

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2009 00:39
 
Valentine's Day wedding? Consider these tips. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Morgan (Admin)   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 23:04

Considering a Valentine's Day wedding?  When the annual holiday dedicated to romance falls on a weekend, you can be sure there will be plenty of competition for the reception site of your choice -- book early!  If you're willing to wed mid-week, and the holiday falls then, you could save versus a regular weekend date, though -- especially versus the prime dates in your region.

Other things to consider: Flowers can be extra expensive in February, and your favorite blooms might be hard to get or even unavailable. Ditto for a wedding florist!  Florists who do retail as well as weddings will find Valentine's Day one of their busiest holidays of the year.

Would a destination wedding work for you?  February weather can be daunting in many parts of the country (snow can be romantic and make a lovely photo backdrop, but an unexpected blizzard could make travel difficult for your guests).  It's a great time of year to head to Florida, Hawaii, or much of the Southwest and California, though.  A destination wedding with a few select guests to a warm location can be a fun way to celebrate your wedding -- and, it might even save money versus a traditional event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 20:57
 
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