Your wedding day should reflect the dream you always wanted it to be. With your loving partner at your side, you should be riding high in the clouds, not wanting the day to end. From the ceremony down to the cutting of the cake, everything should go as smoothly as possible.
But let’s face it. That never happens.
Although you may be tripping the light fantastic, your guests may become an angry horde if they don’t have anything to eat soon. All night you and your newly minted spouse are inundated with complaints about the band, the table arrangements, even the cake!
Is there any way to prepare for a disaster?
The Beaumont Inn is here to save the day! Here are three wedding day disaster scenarios that you can prepare for should they occur on your special day.
A Vendor is a No-Show
You spent a lot of time and energy finding the right vendor for your wedding day. You plunked down hundreds of dollars in a deposit. Yet when the big day is finally here, the vendor is nowhere to be found. You call but there’s no answer. What do you do?
This isn’t a common occurrence, thank goodness! But it can happen. And the first person you should turn to is your wedding support team. Talk to the venue manager, your wedding planner, or even other vendors to see if you can find a replacement. If this happens on the day of your wedding, ask someone else to find out what happened and to find a replacement fast. You have too much to deal with, so, delegate!
The Weather is Not Cooperating
We all wish for sunshine and warm breezes. But unfortunately, no one can predict what will happen until the day before the wedding. Especially if you’re planning to hold your wedding right now in the height of hurricane season!
So what if your magical day has less than magical weather? What can you do?
Check your contracts to see if there are Acts of God clauses. These clauses state that if a disaster should occur, such as an earthquake or hurricane, the venue and vendors could cancel your wedding. If an Act of God does cancel your wedding, ask to see if your vendors are willing to reschedule to a later date.
Still planning on the wedding, no matter Mother Nature throws your way? Come up with a Plan B. Instead of an outside wedding, go inside or change the time of the wedding to beat the storm. And make sure your guests know that the wedding is still on!
A Stain Could Ruin Your Day
A bride’s worst nightmare – a stain on your wedding dress the morning of your wedding. Oh dear, what can you do?
No worries! 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. Martha Stewart has some great tips on how to remove any type of stain. But remember to test the cleaner somewhere on the dress that won’t be noticed first to make sure the fabric doesn’t damage.
And finally, make sure you have your dress cleaned at a professional cleaner as soon as you can…after the honeymoon, or better yet, ask a trusted friend or family member to take it to the cleaners while you are carefree and enjoying the honeymoon!
Relax – You Got This!
No matter what the disaster may be, it’s always smart to have a backup plan in place in case something should happen. And don’t go at it alone! Your family, friends, and wedding crew are there to lend a hand when you need it most.
If you’re getting married and are looking for the perfect venue, why not schedule a tour of The Beaumont Inn? We have seen and done it all, and are ready to help you achieve a disaster-free wedding!