5 Things That Might Go Wrong During Your Wedding (And How To Avoid Them)
It’s a dreadful thought, but it’s bound to happen: Something will not go as planned on your big day. Even more likely, multiple things won’t pan out the way you had imagined. Rather than ruining one of the best days of your life, it’s important to take a flexible approach and simply enjoy.
Luckily, sometimes knowing what you might be in for can help you adopt this zen attitude. With this in mind, here are some of the most common things that can go awry on your wedding day and how to avoid them:
The Weather Might Not Be Perfect
Mother nature is a mysterious and temperamental creature. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, reception, or picture-taking, prepare for the possibility that the weather will turn against you. For your peace of mind, have an indoor backup location in case of rain, snow, lightning, you name it.
Kids May Not Behave The Way You Want
Children are undeniably adorable, but they’re not robots. Children will lose things. They will talk, whine, or cry at inopportune times. They might be cranky and act out. If you have kids at your wedding, don’t entrust them with valuables that can be lost (your rings for example) and provide them with fun activities during the ceremony and reception. Set them up for success and help them have a good time.
Your DIYs Might Not Hold Up
While we all love saving a little bit of money with a Pinterest DIY, be realistic about what you can accomplish and select the items you DIY carefully. No bride wants to watch the table centerpieces they slaved over for days fall apart before their eyes. Stick to crafty things you have tried before or small items, like guest welcome kits or favors, that are relatively inconsequential.
Someone Might Have Too Many Drinks
We’ve all been at a wedding where someone takes one (or three) too many trips to the open bar. If you have alcohol at the big day, most people will be just plain old fun, but one or two people might be overindulgent. Try to have a backup plan if someone gets too rowdy. Also make sure that you select your wedding attendees carefully. If you don’t like who one of your guests becomes when drunk, consider leaving them off the guest list.
You Might Mess Up Your Vows
Assuming you’re not a seasoned public speaker, it’s quite likely that you won’t be able to express everything in the most eloquent way -- even if you’re reading from a card. Prepare as much as you can, but don’t sweat it if you trip up. Often this is one of the most entertaining yet intimate and adorable moments at any ceremony. Don’t get too flustered and enjoy the moment!
Valorie Darling Photography