Quick Solutions for the Most Common Wedding-Day Mishaps

With a bit of advance preparation and some savvy on-the-spot solutions, you'll be prepared for any mishap that comes your way.

The Oops: While you're at the altar, the room starts to spin and you feel faint.

The Fix: Grab a seat quickly (ideally, you'll have arranged ahead of time to have a chair placed near the altar). "Sometimes when you stand for a long time blood pools in your legs, making you feel light-headed," explains Angelo Racaniello, M.D., an emergency room physician at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. Some prevention: Eat a healthful breakfast the morning of your wedding — say, scrambled eggs, a piece of toast and fruit. An empty stomach can make you more prone to dizziness, especially if you sip champagne before the festivities begin. And, drink lots of water, as dehydration may also make you feel weak.

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