You only get one wedding day (…hopefully), and so you want everything to run as smoothly as possible. No doubt, you have spent the entire preparation period worrying about all of the different things that could go wrong. Well, this article is here to help you! Read on to discover some of the most common wedding mishaps and how you can avoid them.
There is no music – While you may have booked a band or a DJ for your wedding, it is important to have a backup option. Create a wedding playlist just in case something goes wrong, for instance, there could be a fault with the equipment or the DJ may be a no show. It’s unlikely, but the last thing you want is a room filled with silence on your special day.
You hate your wedding photographs – You wouldn’t believe how many people get their wedding photographs back and hate them. Firstly, it all comes down to choosing a photographer with care. Conduct plenty of research and don’t simply ask one of your mates to take the photos. Secondly, think about what the photographer is asking you to do and what the end result is going to be. If you don’t want cheesy, staged photos, don’t do them – ask the photographer to take natural, unguarded photos instead. For some tips on getting camera ready for your big day, click here.
You run out of alcohol – Are you supplying your own alcohol? If so, make sure you account for extra guests and always overestimate on the amount of alcohol you need. Calculate how much liquor, beer and wine you think you will require, and then double it! You will be shocked by just how much gets drunk throughout the day. It is a good idea to find a store that allows you to return any unused alcohol, so you don’t suffer financially if you have too much.
Running behind schedule – Are you someone that has a tendency to always be late? Even weddings that have been planned to perfection don’t always run on time. The bridal party may be held up in traffic or the photos may take a lot longer than expected. Don’t panic and be prepared to adapt to changes throughout the day. It will also help if you plan for a little bit of extra time per each activity when you are putting together your schedule.
Family bust-ups – There is nothing worse than your aunt Sandra and your grandad Bill getting into an argument about something that happened ten years ago, but you’d be surprised how quickly tempers fly when alcohol is involved. Step in and tell them your wedding isn’t the place for it. And, make life easier for yourself by carefully arranging your table plan.
Unfortunately, no matter how much time and effort you spend planning your wedding, there are situations that can arise that are less than ideal. But, rather than letting them ruin your day, use the advice that has been provided above to deal with them effectively.