While everyone hopes their own wedding day goes smoothly you still need to be prepared for anything that could happen. This means being flexible and understanding that it is inevitable that something will go wrong on the big day. You must maintain your composure no matter how big or small it is. The more open minded you are about your wedding day the more likely it is to be a success.
Being prepared for last minute guests canceling is something every couple fears but many have to face. In most cases, venues refuse to offer a refund for any guest who fails to show up for the wedding or reception. Though this is unfortunate it is a possibility you need to be prepared for. One of my best tips for dealing with a wedding day mishap like this is to be aware that it might happen in advance and stay cool on your wedding day.
There is always the potential for something to go wrong with one of the vendors on your wedding day. This can result in a small mistake to the wedding cake or other similar issues. While these can be stressful and disappointing there is no need to allow them to ruin your special day. Another aspect of your wedding in which you must be prepared for anything is when it comes to how well your guests interact with each other. To facilitate this, try to separate guests that don’t like each other by placing them at separate tables for the wedding reception and seats far apart during the ceremony.
As much as your DJ should enhance your wedding reception sometimes they don’t provide the level of service they should and this is also something you should be prepared for. The more you meet with your DJ before the wedding the more confident you should be able to be that he or she will do right by you. Yet sometimes a DJ will try to take over the reception and make decisions you don’t agree with it. It helps to appoint a member of the wedding party to consult with the DJ throughout the reception to ensure he or she is doing everything correctly.
Wardrobe malfunctions are also something you should be prepared for on your wedding day. This means having a wedding emergency kit on hand in the event that someone’s dress, tuxedo or shoes become damaged. The emergency kit should include items such as a needle and thread, safety pins, clear nail polish (for fixing runs in stockings,) chalk, measuring tape, a compact mirror, small scissors, nail files and scotch tape. One member of the bridal party should be tasked with making sure the emergency kit is stocked and available.
Delays happen at almost every wedding, so if you are not able to being the ceremony on time, do not stress about it. Most weddings start later than they were scheduled to and most venues take this into consideration when taking bookings.
At the end of the day, as long as you and your partner exchange your vows, anything else that goes wrong should be water under the bridge.