Wardrobe Malfunctions

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Wedding Day Wardrobe Malfunctions!

Your wedding day has arrived and you are on cloud nine on the most special day of your life. Unfortunately, nothing can bring you back to reality faster than a wardrobe malfunction.

Wedding Day Wardrobe Malfunctions

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You have waited for this day and chosen your outfit with such care that you shouldn’t allow a little mishap to ruin your day.
With a little planning ahead you will be ready for anything. Here are some fast fixes that will save you if you have a wardrobe malfunction on your Big Day.

Emergency Sewing Kit

Wedding Day Wardrobe Malfunctions

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This is a must for all brides in their emergency kit, hopefully, you won’t need it but just in case there are any tears or rips in your dress or even if the groom’s button has popped off. Having a needle and thread handy can quickly fix the problem.

Safety Pins

Put a couple of bunches of safety pins in your kit, these may come in useful if your button or ribbon holding your bustle pops off after all your dancing. At the end of the night, it doesn’t have to be fixed perfectly and a safety pin will hold it out of your way!

Wedding Day Wardrobe Malfunctions

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Wax Crayon (White) or Candle

If your zip gets stuck first check that there is no material getting caught in it. If it is simply a stubborn zip then rub the teeth of the zip with the crayon (White) or candle and this will ease it up and down.

Talcum Powder

You may wonder why I would suggest talcum powder but it can remove oil or grease stains on fabric. It works like magic, just dust it onto the stain and then blot it out with a tissue or cloth. This would be particularly handy if there children with greasy fingers grabbing you for cuddles!

Baby Wipes

I always keep a packet of baby wipes handy as they are great for removing stains on outfits, however, you do need to catch the stain quite quickly after it has happened. For something like a little red wine on your dress try blotting the stain with white wine or soda water, it has worked in the past.

Blister Plasters

Wedding Day Wardrobe Malfunctions

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If your new shoes are still nipping a little even after you have worn them in at home just pop on some blister plasters that will help see you through your day in comfort.

Double Sided Sticky Tape

This is great if your hem has fallen slightly, a little piece of this should help keep it tucked up. One thing to watch for on your shoes is the claws that hold on those beautiful gems if they are not flush to the gem they will catch on your hem.

Planning a perfect wedding is very much achievable but there can be some unseen hiccups. So it is always advisable to be prepared and as mentioned above a few basic items may help save the day should you have the dreaded Wardrobe Malfunction!

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Paul Crawford

Wedding Photographer Paul Crawford

Based in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland

Paul is married to Patricia (who helped him write these Wedding Hints & Tips posts!!) and the proud Dad to 2 fantastic sons.

A full-time professional photographer since 1990 and been privileged to have photographed well over 1300 weddings since then.

He worked in his own High Street Photography Studios up until December 2010 when he decided to downsize and work from home. He now splits his time between running Photography Courses and Wedding Photography, limiting himself to 30 weddings a year to maintain the quality and high level of customer service to each of his couples.

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