You would never walk into a store, grab a dress off the rack, pay for it and walk out, would you? No, you would try it on first! Especially if it was for an important occasion.
The same should apply for your wedding day! After witnessing a couple of “wardrobe malfunctions” this summer, bride and groom alike, I have to remind you all: Please try on your gown or tux before you take it home for the last time!
Yes, you may have had several fittings. But things can happen between the last fitting and the final pickup. You could have shed (or stacked) a few pounds. The seamstress could make a mistake. The tux supplier could have packed an incorrect vest size.
Open that bag BEFORE you leave the store, and try it on one last time. Or at least once you get it home. You do not want to open that bag on the day of the wedding to find out that something is missing or wrong. It’s so much easier to make corrections or adjustments when you’re not under the gun.
(A version of this article originally ran in August 2008 on The Portland Wedding Coordinator blog.) wedding planning portland oregon hood river ejp events portland wedding coordinator design weddings vancouver wa camas washougal lake oswego
Erika and Lionel came up to Portland from sunny LA to have a subtly-Hello Kitty-themed wedding at the The Grotto with reception at The Nines Hotel. As soon as she said "Hello Kitty" you know I was already SO THERE for everything. I was also super excited to help them combine Erika's Mexican cultural and family traditions with Lionel's Filipino heritage. Some of these traditions were expressed in the traditional Filipino Catholic ceremony, complete with veil, cord, and coins ceremonies; and in having a cumbia band at the reception. All in all, it was an exciting, whirlwind day with lots of love, great food, and dancing; and we were so lucky to be there to help with it.