Weddings are always stressful but you can overcome obstacles. Continue reading to learn 6 ways you can reduce your wedding day stress even if disaster strikes.
Any bride and groom hope for an amazing day once they get the chance to tie the knot. For the most part, the day will go off without any issues, no matter how nervous you might have been before. However, not everyone is so lucky, and there will be some disaster that you need to deal with.
What disasters can you expect? Everything from bad music to terrible weather and even things like a strange, confrontational venue manager has the potential to ruin your big day. While it has this potential, it doesn’t need to send you spiraling, so here are six ways you can overcome disaster on your wedding day.
A Dodgy DJ
Music is one of the most important parts of a wedding. Once the romantic and legal stuff is out of the way, and once everyone is thoroughly stuffed with the finest catered food, it’s time to let loose and party.
But, what if the DJ is not what you assumed? What if their choice of tunes drives people away from the dancefloor? A bare dancefloor at a wedding is never a good sight, but you can mitigate this by providing a playlist before the wedding. This can keep them on the script, so to speak, and ensure everyone gets something they want to dance to during the night.
Rain Rain, Go Away
Someone in the 90s said something about rain on your wedding day being ironic. This isn’t the proper use of the word, but it’s still something that can severely impact your wedding day, especially if you’re hosting an outdoor event.
No matter what you do, you should always plan for the worst, even if the forecast tells you there are sunny skies throughout the week and beyond. You can never truly trust the weather, so bring extra umbrellas (and encourage guests to do the same). You can also pick up a marquee or gazebo for guests to stand under, while secure flooring will prevent any slips and falls.
Hopefully, it never happens to you, but last-minute cancellations are a thing. No matter who cancels, it can throw your entire day into disarray, so it’s important to have a plan.
Being friends with someone talented with a camera, even on a smartphone, can still provide you with some excellent wedding photography, and you can pay them if you feel it’s necessary. This shouldn’t fall to just one person, though, and if your photographer cancels, get everyone involved so you have shots from all angles.
Most venues are equipped to handle plenty of guests, loud music, and a party that lasts into the night. However, some venues may not be as straightforward as this.
You may encounter some pushback from the venue manager following too much noise or other issues they perceive. You don't want to be disrespectful to the venue, but there should be a compromise. Some venues that began taking bookings during the pandemic have encountered these problems and were as-such not equipped to handle post-pandemic weddings. If you encounter issues with the venue manager, it’s important to remain calm to prevent making things worse, as this will put you in a poor position.
Family drama is often the most dreaded element of wedding issues, so you must understand the best tips to avoid it. You don’t want to deal with an aggressive parent or a relative you can't trust, so find ways to look out for them from afar.
The best man or maid of honor usually takes these roles, but it isn’t fair to them to expect them to control a total stranger. Speak with your family members who understand the situation better and hope for the best.
Missing guests happen at every wedding. Sometimes life gets in the way, and it is not as much of a disaster as other problems. However, there are some occasions when this can cause issues.
You don’t want the wedding to look empty or even have some food go to waste. So, speak to the venue and caterers beforehand (or get someone else to do it), and they will be able to change the seating arrangements to suit how many people show up without anyone else being the wiser.
Happily Ever After
At the time, it feels these disasters are insurmountable like you won’t ever recover from this. However, if you have the right people in charge of overcoming such issues, everything will be much easier to manage. You may not want to laugh about it right now, but maybe one day you’ll see it as something that made your day even more memorable.
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