28 November 2023

zipping up your wEDDING gown 

The big day is approaching, and you've found the perfect dress that fills your heart with joy. But wait, there's one last detail – zipping up that stunning wedding gown! Fear not, dear brides-to-be, for we're about to embark on the epic journey of conquering the zipper and ensuring you gracefully walk down the aisle with ease.


Tools of the Trade:

Before we delve into the world of zippers and buttons, let's gather our arsenal of tools. You might think it's just a zipper, but trust me, you'll want a few tricks up your sleeve:

  1. Zipper Helper: No, it's not a superhero sidekick, but it might as well be! A zipper helper is a nifty gadget designed to make solo zipping a breeze. It looks like a tiny wand, and its magical powers lie in extending your reach to those tricky upper back areas.
  2. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: A full-length mirror is your trusty companion in this adventure. Position it strategically, and you'll transform into a bridal ninja, effortlessly zipping up your gown.
  3. Crochet Hook or Fork: Unconventional? Perhaps. Effective? Absolutely! These everyday items can double as your secret weapon for those stubborn buttons. More on that later.


The Zipper Tango:

  1. Warm-Up Dance: Begin with a quick warm-up to avoid any unexpected wardrobe malfunctions. Stretch your arms, rotate those shoulders, and remind yourself that you're the star of this show.
  2. Mirror, Mirror: Position your full-length mirror in a well-lit area. Natural light is your best friend, as it reveals every detail. You want to avoid surprises!
  3. Zipper Helper Magic: Channel your inner wizard (or fairy godmother) and enlist the help of a zipper helper. Hold the wand – ahem, the zipper helper – in one hand and gracefully guide the zipper up with the other. Voila! Your gown is on, and you didn't need a team of dress attendants.
  4. The Solo Twist: If you're going solo, here's a trick: attach a ribbon to the zipper pull, and now you've got an extended reach. Embrace the graceful twist – turn your body, and let the zipper follow suit. It's like a dance move only the bride knows!


Buttoning Bonanza:

Now, let's talk buttons – those small yet significant details that can enhance your wedding gown experience.

  1. Crochet Hook Choreography: Picture this: you have a crochet hook in hand, and you're delicately fastening each button. It's like crafting magic with a touch of elegance. Insert the hook through the buttonhole, catch the button, and gently pull through. Repeat until you're perfectly buttoned up.
  2. Fork Fusion: In a pinch and can't find your crochet hook? Enter the humble fork. A fork's prongs can work wonders as an impromptu buttoning tool. Insert a prong through the buttonhole, catch the button, and ta-da – you're one step closer to bridal glory.


Potential Malfunctions:

Let's face it – even the best-laid plans sometimes encounter obstacles. Here are a few potential malfunctions and how to handle them:

  1. Zipper Rebellion: If the zipper decides to be stubborn, don't panic. Take a deep breath, gently lower it back down, and try again. If it persists, seek assistance from a bridesmaid, a family member, or the venue coordinator.
  2. Button Battle: Buttons playing hard to get? Patience is key. If one refuses to cooperate, move on to the next and come back to it later. It's a button battlefield, but you've got this.


In the grand tapestry of wedding day adventures, zipping up your gown is a chapter worth savoring. Equipped with the right tools, a touch of humor, and a sprinkle of patience, you'll breeze through this moment, ready to walk down the aisle in style.


contact lisa at Exquisite Events and consulting for WEDDING PLANNING



+1 704.578.1974

Charlotte, NC

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