Murphy’s law states that “If something can go wrong, it will” and even if it seems like such a pessimistic point of view, bad things have happened to wedding dresses on wedding days. You can’t prevent everything from happening to your wedding dress, and if you are one of the many unlucky brides who have wedding dress disasters, make sure you can fix it.
The Wedding Dress Kit
It’s not hard to create a kit that will fix most wedding dresses and most of what you need will probably fit in a small vanity bag. If you plan it well enough, you can even fit enough in there for your bridesmaids dresses as well. You don’t have to hold the kit yourself, so hand it to someone who will know what to do with it when the time comes.
Giving Your Dress CPR
Here is a list of a few useful things that you can stick inside the kit:
Double sided tape- ever see the red carpet on those film awards nights and wonder how the celebrities keep the dress in place like it was defying gravity? Well, this is how most dresses are held in place and how many actresses are saved from discomfort as well as embarrassment. This tape can also be used to fold hems and edges that may have unraveled.
Safety pins- don’t go for the dressmaker’s pins because you are not a dressmaker’s mannequin that can stand being pricked while wedding dresses are made. Safety pins are also more likely to hold whatever it is that needs to be held in place better.
Stick-On Crystals- these are especially useful for wedding dresses that are embroidered or with little gems sewn into the design. It’s also good for covering up little stains.
Stain Remover Sticks- obviously to get bigger stains out from wedding dresses that have met accidents. You can find these near or on the detergent aisle at the supermarket.
Talcum powder – if the stains are too tough for the stain removers, you can cover it up with talcium powder if your dress is white.
A Small Sewing Kit- like the ones you find in hotels, or just improvise one. All you need is a needle, some thread and a small pair of scissors to cut it with. Scissors are also useful for wayward threads on bridal gowns.
A Little Effort Goes a Long Way
It’s not expensive to create your own wedding dress emergency kit, at most it will cost you $20, even if you don’t have any of the items readily available at home. It will also keep your mind off your worries because you know that if something goes wrong, you will be able to take care of it.
For Keeps Having a story to share about how you fixed your wedding gown will be a trip one day, and you can even show the “scars” on your dress to prove it. One thing that you should do before putting the dress away and make sure that it will not end up ruined is to have it dry cleaned before storing it.