Avoid Wedding Day Disasters!
Updated: Jul 22
Wedding day mishaps and mistakes often spark up for even the most organized. Though they can be a blow to your Pinterest vision boards, finding quick solutions is easy with an open mind, a positive attitude, and an emergency toolkit. Here are some suggested tips to help in the planning to avoid some of the more common wedding disasters.
Wedding Day Disaster: Flower Fiasco
When you’re working with something time-sensitive with a lot of detail, it’s understandable that small (and large) errors can occur. Floral arrangements fall right into this category, especially if you’re working with fresh blooms that need to be transported and handled carefully if they’re going to make it through to the reception and you don’t have a professional helping to bring it all together.
The florist forgets the rose petal order for the ceremony!”
The fix: Someone from the venue ran to the nearby Safeway to pick up roses that could be quickly shredded for the aisle.
“A bride forgot her bouquet in the limo, which had already left…”
The fix: Luckily, the venue had a backup artificial bouquet.
Wedding Day Disaster: Imperfect Weather
Most couples pray for a calm, clear forecast for their wedding day, especially if the ceremony or reception is located outdoors. Overcast weather comes with the benefit of beautiful photography lighting, but when you see rainclouds on the horizon or blistering heat setting in, you might be hitting the panic button. Luckily, most venues are totally prepared for inclement weather.
“The venue got a leak in the roof of the ceremony location.”
The fix: In this case, the only solution was to change ceremony spots. The venue was able to use the floral table centrepieces at the start and end of the new aisle to decorate, as the new space was a completely blank canvas.
Wedding Day Disaster: Wardrobe Malfunctions
When you dedicate a decent portion of your wedding budget towards your attire, you’d certainly hope there’s no margin for error when it comes to getting dressed on the day. However, some garments choose those precious minutes before the ceremony or standing up for speeches to feel a little loose in the seams, catch that drop of red wine, or let the zip go off the tracks. Have a mini-emergency kit on hand. It might include stain removers, needle-and-thread, extra hair accessories, safety pins, a couple of rags, adhesives, deodorant, and more.
“It's a windy day, and the bride’s veil blows off during the ceremony.”
The fix: tuck it through the back of the bride’s dress, which had a corset tie.
“The mother of the bride’s corsage flower falls off right before the ceremony, and there isn’t a backup.”
The fix: Superglue, of all things!!
“Stains and spills are almost inevitable on wedding gowns…”
The fix: We always recommend bringing soda water and a clean (non-coloured) cloth. They will remove most stains entirely or reduce them so they’re almost unnoticeable.