Your wedding day is finally here and you are optimistic that you have thought of everything and every detail seems to be in place. However, it is those unexpected mishaps that tend to blind side you. There are a few things that you can do to diminish or prevent mishap effects from ruining your special day.
Mishap # 1 – Changes in Schedule
Wedding and event planners will tell you that most weddings that begin on time and occur without incident only happen in the movies. The reality is, limos get lost, people get upset, tents collapse, and pastors are late.
• Have ample “cushion time” to ensure that your day flows peaceably and flawlessly. Make sure everyone who is involved in the wedding has a detailed schedule of all places and times that relate to the wedding plans.
• Those who have unreliable transportation should not be appointed the position of transferring people or items to your wedding destination.
Mishap # 2 – The Bugs Think Your Guests are Lunch!
You have planned a beautiful outdoor wedding or reception, perfect lights, perfect flower arrangements, but the bugs were not invited.
• If having an outdoor engagement, invest in some torches to keep the bugs at bay.
• You can also make surethere is amplebee ointment andinsect repellent.
Mishap # 3 – The Equipment Breaks Down
What a time for things to break down or go awry. You are dancing and all of a sudden, the lights are off, the power fails, and you and your guests are left in the dark.
• Before you hire the hall, make sure that there is alternate power.
• If a slideshow is part of the festivities, do your homework ahead of time and make sure the equipment is compatible. Before the day of the wedding, do a test run.
Mishap # 4 – Your Cake Icing Begins to Melt
You have taken so much time to pick out the perfect cake, you have done taste tests, and selected the desired tiers. You are dancing your first dance and as you pier out over your partner’s shoulder, you notice your cake is melting.
• Make sure that your cake is not placed in a sunny spot or in a window if it is a warm day.
• Another option is to use fondant icing if the cake is displayed outdoors.
Mishap # 5 – A Vendor Gets Sick
5. It may be your imagination, but the guests may have been a bit annoyed at the fact they were not given food or refreshments at your reception.
• Have a back up plan. You should negotiate this into your contract with all of your vendors, be it acaterer, entertainment source, or florist. Make sure they have someone in place in case they cannot show.
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