(EndPlay Staff Reports) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which helps with anything from keeping your children germ-free to preparing for a natural disaster, is now offering tips on how to survive your wedding day.
The agency has released CDC's Wedding Day Survival Guide , stating that it "realized that planning for a wedding isn't that much different from planning for a disaster."
It's advice? "Just remember: Get a kit, make a plan, and be informed."
The kit includes extra safety pins, makeup for touchups, and "maybe a few sedatives," as well as basics including water, a first aid kit, and some extra cash.
As far as plans, there's anything from contacting guests in case of an emergency to knowing where to go "if a tornado warning rips through the area."
Emergencies? Among them is a "bridezilla on the loose." Bottled water and maybe a box of chocolates as well as being extra supportive can guard against this.
Being informed, the CDC stated, also includes other issues including watching the weather report or being on top of any potential health issues.
"Just like you know the risks of putting feuding family members in one room, you should also know to check the weather report," it states.
NPR recalled the CDC's preparation advice for a "zombie apocalypse" released in 2011, but blogged that the "CDC shows lots of common sense" with tips like bringing extra umbrellas in case of rain.
Just the same, it stated that the agency's attempt to use weddings to teach disaster preparedness "seems even more of a stretch" than being ready for zombies.
"Leave it up to the public health gurus to turn a day that's supposed to be one of the happiest in people's lives into a lesson in preparing for a real-life nightmare," NPR stated.