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Photos from Matthew Christopher Bridal

Girls, I’m going to share with you one of the MANY reasons it pays to have a wedding coordinator. Now, I don’t like to brag, but as we Southerns say, “it ain’t braggin’ if you’ve done it.”

Yesterday, Tara Wilson Events helped a bride avoid a near disaster. I mean D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R! Wearing a gorgeous Matthew Christopher dress, the bride walked confidently down the aisle, said her “I do’s” and made her way to the reception. She was radiant…stunning…on top of the world…until we discovered the zipper on her beautiful gown had busted and her entire backside was about to be exposed to a cool 325 guests. (Gasp!)

Quickly her bridesmaids ushered into a private room and the repair work began. Not wanting to rip the dress or worse yet, break the zipper entirely, I pulled gently trying to correct the problem but with no luck. The zipper was popped open, except at the last couple of inches, and wasn’t moving.

Several thoughts ran through my calm-cool-and-collected head:
1. I can fix this zipper. (I’m a “glass half full” kind of girl)
2. Oh sh*t, I can’t fix this zipper. (I’m a realist)
3. I’ll sew her in to the dress. (I’m determined)

Ultimately, I whipped out my handy-dandy event planner box, known fondly among my crew as THE box, and retrieved the sewing kit. In a matter of moments I had her dress stitched up and on her way to her first dance with her husband. Crisis averted!

And that, my darling brides-to-be, is just one of MANY ways your wedding coordinator will save the day! So the next time you think you can’t afford a coordinator, ask yourself this, “Can I really afford NOT to have one?”

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  1. Amanda

    Amanda

    7/6/09

    Tara – I had to do the same thing for a bride this past February. Her strap and button loop broke right before the ceremony, but I turned seamstress in minutes by sewing her back in place :)