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Being Prepared, Wedding Day Emergency Kit

 

Dear Bridesmaids and Groomsmen,

If you have not yet had the joy of experiencing it for yourself, getting everything together for a wedding day is a monumental undertaking. Choosing a date, picking a venue, making a guest list, changing that guest list, sending out all the invites. Then there's hiring of the DJ or Band, the catering company, the bakery for the cake, finding the perfect outfit/accessories, guest wedding favors, the florist, those littler decorations that adorn a table at the entrance of the reception hall, and of course hiring a videographer and photographer to capture everything you have just spent literally thousands of dollars on so you can remember it forever, Perhaps you have had the pleasure of helping your friend out throughout this process, or perhaps your friend did not need the help. Whatever the case of your involvement before your friend's big day arrives, maybe now you have a small understanding of the time and thought that goes into it.

Despite all of that planning and attention to detail, a wedding day, though special in its meaning, is a day like any other. Daily life, much like the New England weather, is unpredictable. And the last thing you want for your loved one is for a tiny unaccounted for aspect, like getting a blister wearing new shoes, or a small headache from not sleeping well the night before, to put a damper on the day.

This is where you, the amazing friend or family member can help save the day!  You can create a small wedding day emergency kit for all the ailments and details that your already overwhelmed couple have not had the time to think of. I have seen many bridesmaids and groomsmen do this, and it always turned out to be such a fantastic idea that I thought it was worth sharing. In fact, I was so inspired by this gesture of foresight and kindness that I did it for my best friend on her wedding day! Fun story on that later. For now, here's what I suggest including in your kit: 

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  1. Band-aids
  2. Mole-skin
  3. Tide-to-go pen
  4. Bobby pins
  5. Safety pins
  6. Hairspray
  7. Tiny deodorant
  8. Floss picks 
  9. Sewing kit
  10. Breath mints
  11. Protein bar
  12. Chocolate
  13. Tylenol/Advil
  14. Imodium/Tums 
  15. Little Scissors/Swiss army knife 
  16. Eye-drops
  17. Lotion
  18. Small Water Bottle

Buy the compact version of each of these items, and fit everything into a bag that can be easily held in one hand. Why? Because you are going to bring this with you aaaaaaall day from the prep all the way through the reception. You never know when disaster might strike! (Although, please do not combine any over the counter medications with alcohol, that could be a really big disaster.) 

Story Time

When I put together my wedding day emergency kit for my best friend Hilary's wedding, I asked myself how important that $5 Tide-to-go pen really was. After much self-debate in the aisles of CVS, I bought it anyways. The following week, Hilary was on the finishing touch of putting on her gown. She asked her dad to pin on the bow-sash to her dress. As he was doing so he pricked his finger and a few noticeable drops of blood dripped on to the back of her dress! There was some mild panic in the room, we all looked at each other and asked, how do we get rid of this? Remembering the $5 Tide-to-go pen, I pulled it from my emergency bag, and applied it quickly to the silk ribbon. Worked like a charm, and you could NEVER tell what had just unfolded. Then she got married and everything was great. Thanks emergency kit!

If getting all of these things together before the big day is not in the cards for your schedule, Guest Boxes makes prefabbed ones for guys and gals that come with just about everything, though for a pretty penny.  Then again, depending on who your videographer is, ehem, they probably have one of these babies lying in their bag. 

When it comes to protecting the memories of the day? Nothing is better than a wedding video, see why we think so here ;)

LaBelle Winery Nashua NH Wedding Film, Annabel + Ethan

"Math and Love are a lot alike. Math adds numbers, and Love adds happiness. Math is really the beauty of reason, its not about the numbers, its about what the numbers mean. Love isn't about numbers. Love isn't about keeping score or records. It's about bringing meaning to us."

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When two self-proclaimed nerds meet and eventually fall in love, you can bet that there will be some mention of their particular form of nerdiness during the ceremony. In the case of Annabel and Ethan, their relationship formed while studying their respective interests over one summer. Annabel was creating computer programs to choreograph dance, and Ethan was translating a German missionary text into English. So, "In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything." They went to see the extended editions of Lord of the Rings theatrical re-release together on their first of many dates.

After that, Annabel found out Ethan would be studying abroad for a whole year in Austria and she gave him an ultimatum. If I'm going to come all the way to Austria to visit you, this needs to be official. Next thing you know it is several different living situations and states later, and they are getting married!

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The morning of their wedding started with getting ready at the lovely Crowne Plaza Nashua, NH. 

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Then it was off to LaBelle Winery for all the other events of the day! What a setting. Rolling vineyard hills, a tall grass prairie, high ceilings with modern lines, and impeccable service. All of this an hour from Boston? You can count us in anytime!

Their musical act for the evening took the cake for most uniquely entertaining. Annabel and her family regularly travel to Disney Orlando and frequent a restaurant with dueling piano entertainment Scotty and Ray. She wanted so badly for them to be a part of their day that they flew them up to NH and rented pianos for them. And if you think two guys with two pianos can't cover a wide variety of music and bring the party, you are so dead wrong. These guys have some serious talent and it was hard to believe it when the night was over, it flew by!

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Now your moment of zen....

LaBelle Winery Sparkling

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(339) 545-1073

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