Another great tip from Cathy Kelly at The White Room. Whoever is helping the bride put her dress on, MUST NOT be wearing colored nail polish. Clear or a french manicure is acceptable. Otherwise you can get streaks of color onto the white dress! Yikes! Can you imagine getting ready for pictures on your wedding day and your mom's freshly painted nails scrape against your dress? The next thing you know, you are trying to find something to get the streak of nail polish off the back of the dress. Remember this does apply for bridal sessions too!
Crochet hooks are a must if you have a million buttons on the back of your dress! It will save hours! Not really, but it seems that way! And maybe Wal-Mart has a two pack because I personally think it is a good idea to pack an extra in your overnight bag for your honeymoon night. Not only will your groom not be a big fan of having to undo 25 little tiny hooks, but I also doubt that he will be very patient in this process.
We have clients that chose for the wedding planner or a mom to unhook the little buttons (leaving the zipper untouched) before leaving the reception. By that point in the evening, no one will ever notice that you have the hooks unhooked. It is just unnecessary stress for your groom to have to deal with it.