Congratulations on your big day! It’s only natural that you’d want the day to pan out beautifully. But life happens and you can end up in wedding disasters that might happen on wedding day – and you need to problem solve on the spot!
Here, we’ve 12 real-life wedding disasters that might happen on wedding day. Along with tried and tested solutions!
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #1 – Bridesmaid Dresses Didn’t Arrive On Time.
Decided to order your bridesmaids gowns online? As a result of lost parcel or unreliable vendors, you don’t have bridesmaids gowns on that day!
Simple Solution: Have your bridesmaids pick out the dresses, as long it fits into the theme you have in mind! For example, if your wedding theme is filled with pinks and flowers, then they can look out for bridesmaid dresses in blush. While giving them the control may result in a difference in what you might have originally intended, at least you have one thing off your mind!
Prevention Tip: If you intend to order them, then do it at least two to three months in advance. Especially if you’re buying them online and from overseas suppliers. Double check, triple check your bridesmaids gowns at least two weekends in advance so that there’s time to go shopping and make alterations if necessary!
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #2 – Technical Faults
Prepared a beautiful photo montage to show your guests? Saved up a playlist of romantic music to play on loop at your banquet? Technical faults are something that can be prevented with earlier checks, but might still happen!
Simple Solution: Arrow one of your more outgoing best man or bridesmaid, and have them invite your guests for a singalong. You might also stretch and have loved ones come up to give a short toast.
Prevention Tip: Test the AV system and do a dry run beforehand. Best is to do so the night before or the afternoon before your wedding! You can also include actual performances, singalongs or speeches. This way, your programme doesn’t just reply on the AV system working.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #3 – Zippers Of The Groom Suit Rip
Or worse still, your bridal gown rips. It can happen to anyone, but it’s not the end of the world!
Simple Solution: One week before, put together a bridal emergency bag. This is the bag you can carry around to fight any last minute wedding disasters that might happen on wedding day. The first thing to pack is a sewing kit.
If you’ve got a little more time (and budget!), you can also arrange for a professional seamstress to be available on that day. He or she can oversee everyone’s wardrobe – from fixing a hole to ironing to tying a bow tie.
Prevention Tip: Opt for a size that fits you comfortably. When sourcing for vendors, also be sure to read reviews and look for bridal studios that offer bridal gowns in quality material.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #4 – Flower Disasters
Instagram features some of the most beautiful bridal bouquets. Before your wedding day, you might have liked and saved tons of these photos. You’ve conjured up an image of your dream bridal bouquet. On wedding day, the bouquet looks completely different as how you’ve imagined it.
Simple Solution: Flower stalls open really early! If you don’t like the bouquet that has been given to you, bring it to the nearby flower stalls and have them tweak it a little.
Prevention Tip: Communicate, communicate, communicate. Don’t be afraid of repeating yourself. Be as clear as possible about what you want – how many types of flowers are there? How many colours? Is it a cascading bouquet? When your vendor shares the possible designs with you, look for pictures taken with lots of natural light so that the bouquet appear just as it is.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #5 – DIY Projects Gone Wrong
Planned to do the table styling yourself but the design looks painfully different from your imagination? Yikes. That’s the last thing you would want to go through…
Instead of doing it yourself, hire a professional wedding styling team who is able to create a wedding look that is all you. Plus, you won’t need to set them up yourselves (and go through the hassle of tearing them down).
Prevention Tip: Put it in writing or have a general image to refer to (if you intend to DIY)! If you’re having a friendor (i.e. friend double up as a vendor to help you on wedding day), put your agreement down in writing as well. We’re not talking about inviting a lawyer in to legally bind your friend in a contract. This is about putting down expectations and allowances (if any) so that you’re all on the same page.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #6 – Bugs Attack!
This is a real possibility if you’ve chosen to have a garden wedding or host your wedding at an unconventional venue. But you don’t want your guests to be hopping around throughout your solemnisation because of these bugs!
Simple Solution: Request for the building manager to prepare mosquito repellents. You could also pack some mosquito repellent or insect bite lotions in your bridal emergency pack as well.
Prevention Tip: Ask your wedding venue vendor to do an insect spray before your wedding day. They might already be doing it!
Another thing you can do is to place a pot of Citronella Grass, Basil or Lavender at the reception table. All these are natural mosquito repellents that also add a therapeutic touch of green to your wedding!
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #7 – Forgot Something?
It’s one of the biggest days of your life; of course, you’re going to have butterflies in your stomach! On a big day like that, you don’t want to forget critical things like your wedding bands or marriage vows.
Simple Solution: Keep soft copies of important documents like your marriage license and vows on your Google Drive. This way, you can access the file as long as you can log in to your cloud account.
Prevention Tip: Make a list and start compiling this list two weeks before. this way, you can review the list and ensure that you’ve got everything. Once you’ve prepared the necessary documents, give your best man or bridesmaid a master copy of it. This way, he or she can be your backup!
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #8 – Parking
There’s not enough parking lots for your guests. Or you’ve been summoned for illegally parking. This is especially so if you’re at a private property or an unconventional wedding venue.
Simple Solution: Have one of your best man or bridesmaid help you source for nearby parking or to talk to the building manager.
Prevention Tip: Simple way to steer wedding disasters that might happen on wedding day from happening at all is to check. Check with your wedding venue vendors on the available parking spaces. Usually, two slots are booked for the wedding,- one for yourself and your hubby, another for your bridesmaids. But doesn’t hurt to reconfirm that!
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #9 – No Time For Photography
Your wedding photography immortalises your wedding day! Most couples place much emphasis on the wedding photography, but they hardly coordinate with their wedding photographer on the timing and lighting required. In the end, the outcome of the wedding photos is a far cry from what they have envisioned in mind.
Simple Solution: Communicate with your wedding photographer on event day. Introduce him or her to your wedding coordinator so that your wedding photographer has the rundown of your wedding.
Prevention Tip: Be as clear as possible on the type of wedding photographs you’d like to get – is it a wedding snapshot with your family? Is it important to capture you and your hubby as he gives you your first kiss? Have an open discussion with your wedding photographer on how he or she can fit into your wedding programme.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #10 – Zits!
You wake up on the morning of your wedding day and you find zits on your face! Enough said, that’s a nightmare in itself.
Simple Solution: Let your makeup artist do the job! They’d be able to work their magic to reduce inflammation and cover up where necessary. And, we repeat, don’t ever pop them zits! It would be a lot more harder to conceal as compared to an unripe (and unopened) zit.
Prevention Tip: Sometimes, zits could be a reaction to overly aggressive facials that you’ve done a few days before. Days before your wedding, use hydration masks without any preservatives or minimal alcohol. This way, you minimise risks of any allergic reactions.
Zits could also be due to stress! From the time you start planning for your wedding, start to taper off on other commitments. Take not to stack up too many big ticket items at one go or heavy-weighted commitments. This allows you more breathing space.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #11 – Cake Destroyed On The Way To Venue
Your five-tier cake collapsed into a mess on its way here? Or in Singapore’s humid weather, melted and tilted like the leaning tower of Pisa? Your wedding cake is going to take the centre of the stage and it’s certainly an important part of the cake-cutting ceremony.
Simple Solution: Cut out the layers that have been messed up during the transfer. Bring in loose flowers and decorate the cake.
Prevention Tip: Opt for creative cake designs! You can go for a cake layered with macarons, donuts or a white meringue cake decorated with flowers. That’s classy and modern. You’d also avert wedding disasters that might happen on wedding day.
Wedding Disasters That Might Happen On Wedding Day #12 – Wedding Gown Is Too Big
The stress of wedding planning is real. Between sourcing for vendors and getting your RSVP from guests, you might end up skipping meals (or have a lack of appetite). This would result in weight loss, and then an eventual loose fitting wedding gown!
Simple Solution: Prepare a sewing kit and extra fabric beforehand so that you might be able to make last minute adjustments. You might be able to loosen some parts.
Prevention Tip: Ensure that you have a final fitting a few days prior to your big day! That way, the wedding gown would be at its best fit. To make sure it is okay, do some practice walks and rigorous turns to see if the wedding gown is fitted properly (without dropping).
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