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The "Perfect" Wedding


ft. Emergency Kit

Did you ever watch, or hear, about that notorious yet intriguing wedding show where things started off wonderfully and exciting, but as events progressed something always ended up going horribly wrong? Friends and family members would turn against each other and vendors would awkwardly try to stay on the sidelines. The bride would become a completely different person by the end of the episode, etc. Though if we are honest, that is the heat of the show, reaching that climatic point that would earn this broadcast its name and fame. Indeed [insert agreeable smirky nod], you know exactly what I’m talking about, I am talking about Bridezilla. And let’s face it, any show that contains some sort of preparation and planning contains some sort of dramatic breaking point where things don’t go as planned and a challenge, or problem, must be overcome.

However; I don’t know if you are like me, but I always wondered...must something always go wrong? I understand that most of the drama is just for the “show,” if you know what I mean, for viewer entertainment. But can something always be destined to mess up and cause so much commotion and division? The truth is: certainly—well, we don’t believe it should cause any division among people, but events can surely have stumbles here and there. And here’s the thing, in our many years of event experience we have learned that no matter how perfect your timeline is, how cushioned it is with extra space for the unexpected, how well-thought

out every detail has been devoted attention, something can still go wrong. That is why planners are worth your every cent! When you hire a planner for your event, you are not just hiring them to plan for the planned, but to also plan for the unplanned. That, my friends, is real insurance if you ask me. But how do planners plan for the unplanned? How do we, at SSE, equip ourselves for the unexpected? Let us take you on a small journey into what we call our emergency kit.


This emergency kit is basically our ceremonial diploma that we each at SSE received once we hit the consultant mark and man, it feels good! This kit is one of our secret powers, what has saved the day on countless occasions, what has brought hope to those “climatic points.” And just for reading this blog, you, dear friend, get the privilege to take a glimpse at its treasures. Just know that we won’t reveal too much, because just as a magician never reveals his/her secrets, nor does a planner reveal his/her greatness. Now let’s get to it!


  • Mints/gum– those are an emergency no matter the occasion, you with us on that?

  • Band-aids

  • Antiperspirant/deodorant

  • Tissues– We gotchu parents!

  • Bobby pins

  • Hairspray

  • Scissors

  • Sewing Kit

  • Safety pins

  • Eye drops

  • Baby powder

  • Lint brush/roller

  • Straws

  • Hot glue gun and super glue– We don't mess around, folks.

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Fishing line– Yeah, you heard us right...fishing line.

  • Fashion tape

  • Mouthwash

  • Boutonniere Pins

  • Dental Floss


Did you notice anything that was out of the ordinary from what you thought could be in this so-called emergency kit? Trust us, we have been in the business far too long to confidently tell you why those bizarre items should be part of this kit. And we can assure you that every item has a story of how it made it into this "elite" kit.


We hope that this brief glimpse of our secret weapon only increases your trust in our planning skills, or any planner's skills, really. And know that at SSE, we understand that no professional individual, no matter how skilled, can ever prevent the unexpected. That's why we try our best to equip and prepare ourselves as best as we can. We know that anything can happen that's why we bring our A-Game.




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