“Being in the throes of wedding season, many of us here at CDC realized that planning for a wedding isn’t that much different from planning for a disaster,” reads a post on the CDC’s Public Health Matters blog. “Just remember: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed.”
The three-step process is a must for all potential brides and grooms in order to avoid or defuse any potential nuptial emergency.
Though it seems fanciful, is offers useful information. For example, the CDC recommends preparing a “bridal kit” and a “go-bag” with items like safety pins, extra makeup, a first aid kit, water, snacks, sedatives (seriously), extra cash, and important documents.
The organization also wisely advises creating a contact list for out-of-town guests and asking the reception venue for tornado contingency plans.
The CDC even addresses the latent threat of a wedding day bridezilla.
“Be supportive and have some bottled water from your emergency kit and a box of chocolate on hand,” site says.
It’s all part of a concerted push by the agency to use less serious (or less likely) emergencies to draw attention to some very real ones. Last year’s Zombie Apocalypse preparedness plan, complete with an informative graphic novel, was much the same — although it became a bit less amusing after this summer’s Miami face eater and ensuing episodes of cannibalism.
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