Bad Weather on your Big day
As one of the biggest worries for brides and grooms, bad weather is entirely unavoidable but simple enough to plan for.
A contingency plan is a must for any outdoor wedding, so it’s wise to find a venue with an indoor space that the couple is comfortable with. Another way to ensure a backup is to put a deposit on a tent a few weeks in advance as a “just in case” measure.
A Stain Could Ruin Your Day
A bride’s worst nightmare – a stain on your wedding dress the morning of your wedding. What can you do? First thing you need to do is stay calm. It’s going to be ok. By panicking, you could make the stain even worse.
Next, try to separate the layers of your gown. This will prevent the spot from spreading to the other layers. Then, remember not to rub the fabric – doing so could easily tear the gown. But remember to test the cleaner somewhere on the dress that won’t be noticed first to make sure the fabric doesn’t damage.
While the majority of the wedding team may be on the same page, all it takes is for one vendor to disappear and throw confusions in the whole timeline.
If the photographer goes missing or the caterer hasn’t showed up, do everything you can to get in contact with them and find out what the issue is. This can be a sticky situation, especially considering the fact that couple has paid big bucks for them to be there, so it’s important to tread carefully.
The best way to plan in advance is to ensure you have a day-of contact number for all vendors – office phones often go unanswered on the day of an event.
When people get out of control (and this goes for guests and wedding party members!), it can bring undue stress to a couple’s special day. Ensure that there is one person on the lookout for troublemakers and trained to handle them without causing a scene. Things happen, but they don’t need to ruin the whole day.
The dreaded wedding cancellation is perhaps one of the worst crises a wedding can experience. Sometimes couples break up or experience life challenges that force them to cancel their wedding.
Always be compassionate with the couple – cancelling is certainly not their ideal situation either.
Let’s face it – crises happen. Still, there’s no reason to let a crisis situation catch you off guard. Do your due diligence and build measures to safeguard both suppliers business and you (the couple) from any surprise emergencies.