We’re sure it’s just a fluke that wedding season happens to coincide with hurricane season.
planning for a wedding isn’t that much different from planning for a disaster. Just remember: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed.
The bridal kit should include extra safety pins, makeup for touchups, maybe a few sedatives.
You never know when you might need to bandage up a clumsy flower girl, revive a passed out reception guest, or even evacuate.
A first aid kit, bottles of water, snacks, medications, extra cash, and important documents are just a few of the more practical items to have handy
Make sure you have a plan for contacting guests in the event of an emergency, and keep a list of emergency telephone numbers on hand.
If a tornado warning rips through the area, would you know what to do? 200 guests are not going to be able to crowd into the one windowless bathroom. Ask the reception venue for their emergency plans and evacuation routes.
Emergencies could range from a tear in your wedding gown, tornado, health issues, monster-in-laws, or bridezilla on the loose.
It may not be a bad idea to have a “runner” to take care of errands and be the go to person for questions. With out-of-town guests and the whirlwind pace of the big day, a designated point person for emergencies will alleviate panic and frustration if an emergency comes up.
Ensuring that everything is perfect for the big day requires a great deal of strategy, coordination, and patience.
A little rain on your wedding day is one thing; a severe weather situation is another.
As you gather your nearest and dearest to celebrate what should be a joyful time, Mother Nature, clashing personalities, and unexpected situations could easily thwart even the best laid plans.
You never know when Bridezilla might pop up. When dealing with an emotional bride, try to remember your loved one is probably stressed out and will soon return to her caring self after the wedding is over. Be supportive and have some bottled water from your emergency kit and a box of chocolate on hand.