Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most important in your entire life. This is why we spend countless hours putting them together. After devoting so much time to planning every detail of your big day, it’s only natural to want everything to go exactly to plan. Unfortunately, life is rarely this straightforward. There is no such thing as the “perfect” wedding, as it’s impossible to control every aspect of how it will unfold. That being said, you can prepare for the most obvious issues. With that in mind, here are seven common wedding day problems for you to consider.
Damage To Your Dress
No bride likes the thought of something happening to her wedding dress. In fact, it’s almost every bride’s worst nightmare. Whether you catch it getting out of the car or have someone spill something down it, it can put a damper on your day before it’s even really begun. Thankfully, while it may seem it at the time, it isn’t the end of the world. As long as you carry a sewing kit or fabric tape, you can patch up any rips quickly, and stain removal wipes work wonders on spills.
Vendors Don’t Show Up
Just like us, vendors are people, and, as such, can experience their own emergencies. From car trouble to an unexpected illness, there are a number of reasons why your vendor may not be able to show up on your big day. With that in mind, it’s vital that you have a contingency plan detailed in your contract. This means that, if your vendor can’t show up, you won’t be left without your cake, flowers, or any other essentials. Choosing professionals over friends also reduce any risk.
The Weather Turns Bad
Bad weather is so much more than a mere annoyance. It can affect everything in your wedding, from the ceremony and reception to the dress, and even the cake. There’s nothing that you can do to prevent bad weather, so you just need to prepare for it, by choosing a wedding venue with an indoor back-up plan. If it’s only rain that you’re dealing with, then you may decide to keep the party outside, in which case, you can buy a bunch of umbrellas that match your color scheme.
Running Way Behind Schedule
Even the best-planned wedding can begin to run behind schedule. After all, there are just too many potential issues to consider. The car might not start, for example, or the bride’s hair may take longer than first thought. The easiest way to deal with this is to plan for delays in your wedding day schedule. If you believe it’s going to take you two hours to get ready, then plan for three instead. As long as your guests are entertained, there’s no reason for you to rush yourself.
Abuse Of The Bar
For many people, weddings are the best parties they attend all year. For this reason, they want to enjoy themselves, let their hair down, and have a drink. The problems here come when your guests begin to drink a little too much. As funny as it can be to see drunk people stumbling around at other weddings, you don’t necessarily want to do the same at your own. To prevent this, you should offer plenty of non-alcoholic drinks and shut the bar if guests begin to get rowdy.
Drama In The Family
Although your family should be on their best behavior on your big day, there is always the chance that arguments could occur. You can try to keep this from happening, by seating feuding relatives away from one another, but, if they happen to cross paths at the bar or in the bathroom, you could face a blowup or two. If family drama does come to blows at your wedding reception, you shouldn’t get involved. This is your special day, so ask someone else to deal with it instead.
Bride/Groom Gets Sick
A wedding can’t go ahead without the bride or groom present. This means that, if one of these important people happen to get sick, it can cause a lot of problems. There is very little that you can do about sudden sickness, unfortunately, but there are ways to try to prevent any health issues. Stress is really bad for your health and can cause you to fall ill, so remember to relax. You should also watch what you eat and don’t go outside when the weather is less than kind.
Many things can go wrong on your big day, but, hopefully, with the advice above, you know how to better deal with some of the biggest potential issues.