This is a contributed post.
You might think that you’ve prepared for the worst case scenario on your wedding day. But I promise that you won’t have thought about all of the problems that can and will occur if you’re not careful. Some people might not show up. Others, may forget what date your wedding is and make other plans. The venue could be double booked as well as some of the other services that you’ve arranged. To be honest, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty other issues as well such as a terrible day of weather, nightmare traffic and some of the wedding party not showing up at all. Let’s look at some of these disasters in more detail and think about how you can prepare or avoid them completely.
I’ve seen this problem take down a number of weddings in the past. Food poisoning is a simple problem, but it’s also one that is quite a common cause of a mishap at a wedding. Either guests get food poisoning at the actual event itself. Or, the wedding party eats something nasty the day or evening before. In the morning, the bride wakes up with nasty stomach pain and the groom has already got his head in the toilet. This is why you need to be careful about what you eat and what you do before your wedding. You don’t want to have to cancel the ceremony or walk down the aisle looking a complete mess.
Yep, there’s every possibility that terrible weather could put a dampener on your wedding plans. This issue is quite common, and it’s often because some of the wedding plans are due to occur outside. For instance, you might have decided to get married in the middle of summer. As such, you’ve chosen a venue with a beautiful stretch of green in front that you think is going to be perfect for wedding pictures. You’re probably right about that but what happens if the thunder starts to roll? Your only hope then is that there is somewhere else out of the elements that you can use. The best advice here is to make sure you always have a backup for bad weather. It’s particularly important if an entire part of your wedding is planned for outdoors. At the very least, you should make sure there is a gazebo so guests can retreat from the rain after the ceremony. Otherwise, you’ll probably find that celebrations are short lived.
You might find that the biggest issue on your wedding day is that people who you want to be there don’t actually show up. There are multiple reasons for this. The most common is that they accidentally booked other plans on the same day as your wedding. Or they forgot to get the time off. If you’re facing this issue, there’s an easy solution. You just need to make sure that you tell people the date of the wedding with as much notice as possible. You can use save the date cards from Pure Invitation or a similar company to do this. It’s stylish with a little flair that your potential guests will love. Of course, that’s not the only reason people might not show.
Anyone who’s ever been to a bachelor party or hen night will know that they can grow out of control incredibly quickly. If you want to avoid this, there’s only one solution to consider. You need to make sure that you don’t have the bachelor party or the hen night the day before the wedding. It’s quite common now to hold it a few weeks before and get it out of the day. By doing this, you guarantee your soon to be husband doesn’t wake up tied to a lamp post on the morning of your wedding. If you think horrible things don’t happen at these parties, you clearly haven’t watched enough movies.
Double Booked Or Down For The Count
Finally, you might find that your wedding turns into a disaster because something has been double booked. I hope it’s not your wedding venue and truth be told, this is probably quite unlikely. But there are a few other things it could be. For instance, you might find that the transport to get you there on time is already being used by someone else. This will be the fault of the company that you have hired, and you should certainly get a refund. You also want to make sure that you have a backup that you can trust. A company that will fill in if the one that you hired fails.
If you avoid all these issues you’ll smile on your wedding day, seeing everything go according to plan.
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