MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for weddings, and maybe one of the most important to keep in mind some tips on how to survive.

Yes, we said “survive.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is usually known for its more serious health-related topics. But now, they’re having a little fun with their “Wedding Season Survival Guide.”

Health officials say planning for a wedding isn’t that much different from planning for a disaster.

The first tip is to make a back-up emergency kit. Put in extra safety pins and makeup for touchups. Bottles of water, snacks, medications, extra cash, and important documents are just a few of the more practical items to have handy.

You’ll also want to stock it with all your first-aid essentials, such as Band-Aids and gauze. You never know when you might need to fix up a clumsy flower girl or revive a passed out reception guest.

The next tip is to have an emergency plan. Make sure you have a plan for contacting guests in the event of an emergency, and keep a list of emergency telephone numbers on hand.

A little rain on your wedding day is one thing, but a severe weather situation is another. So make sure to ask the reception venue for their emergency plans and evacuation routes.

Finally, stay informed. Emergencies could range from a tear in your wedding gown to health issues to severe weather. It’s important to be aware of the possible issues and to do your homework.

Just like you know the risks of putting feuding family members in one room, you should also know to check the weather report.


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