Murphy’s Law – “What can go wrong will go wrong”.
When undertaking a project, it is a must to have a good plan in place. This is no different for one’s wedding day. A good wedding day plan includes back-ups, if something should go wrong.
Some of the questions that one should consider with regard to their wedding day include the following;
– What if it rains?
– What if a suit is torn?
– What if the wedding dress gets dirty?
– What if one has a stomachache or a headache?
With all the attention rightly given to planning for the venue, food, clothes, vehicles, and the honeymoon, among other things, it can be something as unexpected as a tear in the groom’s trousers that sends everyone into panic mood. A good plan would however avert disaster by ensuring for example, that there are materials handy to rectify a such a tear.
It is important for the Bride and Groom to consider having an emergency kit, with the following items handy;
1. Basic medication for indigestion, allergies, and headaches e.g panadol, bruffen and magnesium
2. A sewing kit
3. Hand Lotion
4. White chalk for a dirty white dress
6. Safety pins
7. Cotton and Methanol Spirit
8. Some cash
10. Super Glue
11. Breath mints
12. Pocket mirror
13. Baby powder
15. Eye drops
16. Snack bars/Chocolate
18. Razor blade
19. Tampons and Pads
20. Water bottles
21. Phone charger
22. Makeup for Touch-Ups
23. Extra earrings
25. Hair ties
Of-course, making a choice on what should constitute your emergency kit is purely a personal choice. The list above can be used as a guide, and the bride and groom are free to make tweaks as necessary, knowing that emergencies do happen, and that it is always better to be safe than sorry.
The last thing to consider concerning your emergency kit? That on your wedding day, the kit should be kept by someone who is not only trustworthy and dependable, but is also available.
What use is it if, in the moment of need, you find the kit-keeper has been sent on an errand somewhere, or indeed can simply not be reached?
Ulemu Nkhoma Of UN Photography