Although this isn't often an issue in wedding attire, having it on hand is still a good idea. Keep veils from acting funny, dresses from riding up. It also makes removing hair and pet fur easy (Spray before using lint roller and it comes off easily).
Just in case you end up getting bumped into something you shouldn't, having something to help get the mess out is key.
If those embellishments are threatening to make a move, super glue will secure them. Have a sparkle coming lose? Or a gem fell out of your earring or necklace? Super glue to the rescue. (and in case you run into trouble with gluing the wrong thing, super glue can be undone with acetone)
In case of emergency a little 'needle pulling thread' can save your day. Re-attach tassles and buttons. Cut a stray thread. Reattach a hook. If you don't know how, chances are someone on the previous generation will - those home economics classes should come in handy sometime!
You always needs safety pins - the bride, the groom, the guests. To look your best keep these little guys handy. There are always pieces of the outfit you want to stay 'just so' - Use a small one to hold a border in place, a big one to secure pleats. Safety pins come in a variety of sizes and colors. The easiest to find are silver and gold. Think ahead and have matching safety pins, that way when you have to use one it is still subtle/ hidden from the naked eye. For very delicate fabrics test to make sure the safety pin is sharp so that it does not create a snag. Happy pinning :)
Stop trying to iron heavily embroidered, delicate fabric with needlepoint precision with an iron that’s 3 inches wide, could melt the fabric any moment, and on top of that sometimes fluctuates in temperature. Steam! Steam, steam, steam. After doing one wedding with a steamer, and subsequently purchasing one for my own home use (and to field test them a bit) I have sworn to recommend steamers to every bride I come across. Use it now, use it for your big day, use it on mens, womens, childrens, household, basically anything. One of my favorite perks for Indian weddings is that with a few helpful hands, you can actually steam a sari in about 2 minutes, no joke. Even by yourself, it is far easier than ironing and there is no big risk of damage. Many people ask what I use, I bought a full size Jimmy steamer and I intend to use it from now till forever. If you ask me, I recommend you do the same. If you are shy on price point, put it on your registry and get a little help from all those people who are eager to give you something you’ll actually use and cherish.
I'm sharing some tips, tricks, and best practices to help you get the most out of your wedding planning.