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: Heat and nerves are making your sweat glands work overtime.

The Fix: You need a strong antiperspirant. In the months before your wedding, try out different brands while you exercise to find the one that works best. If you can't find something strong enough, talk to your doctor. A prescription formula like Drysol or Xerac AC is more powerful than the usual drugstore offerings, says Debra Jaliman, M.D., a clinical instructor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and a dermatologist in private practice in New York City. Depending on the style of your gown, you can also have your dressmaker sew in absorbent perspiration pads under the arms of your dress, adds Weiss. If you tend to perspire all over, lightly apply Zeasorb, a super-absorbent powder that's stronger than many talcs (it's available at most drugstores), to trouble spots.

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