Posted on 2 Comments

Top Wedding Disasters – How to Save the Day


Your wedding is supposed to be a joyous day that you can remember for the rest of your life. However, there are times that not everything is perfect at a wedding and you need to pull a few strings to get everything off without a hitch.

When you find yourself in the midst of a wedding day disaster, take a breath and try out a few of these tips. They probably won’t be enough to fix a major snafu, but they will likely solve most of the most common issues that are usually seen by brides on their big day.

The Dress Doesn’t Fit!


One of the best ways to battle this is by trying the dress on the night before your big day. This will give you time to prepare and make any adjustments that may be needed. If you find that your dress doesn’t fit quite right and you are unable to make major alterations at this point, there are a couple of quick fixes that you can rely on.

If your dress is too small, you can zip it up as far as it will go and use fishing line to keep the zipper in place. You can then hide it by using ribbons, flowers or your veil to cover it up. On the other hand, if you find that your dress to large, use safety pins to make it fit better. You can work your magic by hiding the pins under your arm.

Something is Spilled on your Dress


Wedding dresses were made in the worst color possible when it comes to showing dirt and stains and even though everyone is careful, disasters do happen. The best thing to do when you are getting married is to make sure that you obtain the fabric care guidelines from the store where you purchase your dress.

However, if you do find yourself in a jam, there you should dab the area with a white cloth. Begin at the outside and work your way to the middle of the stain. Next you can apply a small amount of club soda on the stain and continue to dab it until the stain is removed. Finally, use a blow dryer that is set on low to dry the spot again. If there are signs of the stain that are still remaining, you can use white chalk or talcum powder to cover it up.

You wake up with a facial blemish

Every bride wants to look beautiful on her big day and waking up to find a huge red pimple on her face can be devastating. However, you should avoid picking at the spot and apply an ice cube instead. This will help to ease the swelling and redness so that you will be able to hide it with concealer and makeup.

We forgot the Rings!


You may find this surprising, but this does happen regularly. The bride may think the groom has them or vice versus or they may have been entrusted to the reliable best man, but whatever the reason they are now not available. Even though it may be difficult to handle the fact that you won’t be able to use the rings that you have chosen for your special day, try not to panic too much.

Instead, see if you can borrow your parent’s rings or another couple who you admire. More than likely they will happy to oblige and you will have a special ‘something borrowed’ to use for your wedding. If you are concerned about the pictures that you will not be able to take, see if your photographer will allow you to take a quick picture another day when you do have your rings available.


No wedding is completely without a few mishaps or miniature disasters. With emotions running high, it would be easy to let a small issue blow up into a huge ordeal. However, if you plan for these minor things to happen, you will find that your day is much less stressful and you will not have the worries that you would have had if you had not come prepared.

Best for Bride

Best for Bride is located in Ontario and has everything that you need to make your wedding day special. From wedding gowns to emergency kits, you will be able to find everything that you need to make sure that your big day goes off without any problems.


Posted on 1 Comment

Wedding Embarrassing Moments and How to Avoid Them

Embarrassing moments can happen anywhere, but they seem to stand out when they occur at a big event like a wedding. Some wedding embarrassing moments can be avoided. These true wedding horror stories may have left one bride blushing, but they don’t have to happen to you.

Many brides spend weeks if not months choosing the perfect dress. Not as much thought is usually put into the shoe selection. Often, the shoes are covered by the gown. The wedding day is an emotionally and physically demanding day. One bride regretted her shoe choice when she landed face first on the dance floor in her 5″ spike heels. To avoid such a disaster and sore feet the following day, choose a stylish, yet sensible shoe. Also, practice walking in the shoes days before the ceremony.

One surprisingly common problem embarrassing moment during the wedding ceremony is the groom passing out at the altar. Several video clips of unconscious grooms falling to the floor have been passed around the internet and even appeared on television. The fainting is often blamed on heavy alcohol consumption the previous night or low blood sugar from a lack of eating.

Heavy drinking can cause numerous problems the next day. Dehydration can be severe after binge drinking. One suggestion is to celebrate a few days prior to the wedding to avoid intoxication or dehydration during the big day. The groom and bridal party may want to either avoid alcohol or drink in moderation the night before the wedding. If the groom or bride are avoiding eating due to nervousness or nausea on the wedding day, consider eating some toast or plain crackers to at least be able to remain upright at the altar.

Tumbling wedding cakes are another common embarrassment. A large cake can be considerably heavy. Flimsy tables collapse under the pressure. Please make sure the table is up to the task of holding the cake.

Wardrobe malfunctions are another embarrassment. The bridal gown has never been worn for an extended period of time before the wedding. Therefore, the bride is not likely to be aware of potential hazards. Broken straps, unsupportive tops, ripped skirts, holes, and tears can leave any bride blushing. One recommendation is to keep an emergency sewing kit for quick repairs handy at the venue. Also, brides should inspect the craftsmanship of the dress prior to purchase. There’s nothing wrong with buying an affordable gown, but the gown should still be of good quality. Keep an instant stain remover at the reception for a quick touchup of any small stains.

Texting at the wedding is poor etiquette, especially if the one guilty of texting is the bride, groom, or member of the wedding party. Remind everyone to turn off cell phones prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

We can’t control all sources of embarrassing moments. Family members and friends may act impulsively or drink too much and embarrass themselves. Though we can’t prevent those types of faux pas, we can prepare to reduce the damage from a situation when it occurs.

Best for Bride has more tips for avoiding wedding embarrassing moments. Check out this article about emergency fixes for damaged wedding dresses.