Your Wedding Day: What Can Go Wrong and How to Stop It

October 1st, 2017

Planning a wedding is a mammoth task. If you’re inviting more than fifty guests to your wedding, you have a lot of work ahead of you. The sad thing is, no matter how much you try to stay in control of everything, there are bound to be things that go wrong. From the flowers being delivered to the wrong address to your wedding day transport breaking down, there are some things that are just out of your control. But, there are some disasters you can plan for and correct. Here’s how to prepare for some of them.



Lost Wedding Photos

Yes, a good photographer is an added expense that some couples just don’t want. But, do not make the mistake of leaving your wedding photography up to guests. Many couples think they can avoid paying for a photographer by asking guests to take photographs or leaving disposable cameras on guest tables. If you do, you run the risk of having blurred images, undeveloped camera rolls or pictures of your uncle’s shoes. When it comes to your wedding day, hiring a professional photographer is worth the money.

The Weather

No-one can predict the weather. Even if you plan a June wedding, you never be sure that the sun will be shining. This is especially important for couples planning an outdoor wedding. It’s important to have a plan B, just in case something should go wrong. Ask your venue if you’re able to move the wedding inside should the worst happen. Storms can also cause power outages which often means venues have no choice but to cancel a wedding. If you take out wedding insurance with wedinsure, you’ll be able to recover some of the money you spent and reschedule the wedding for a different date.


Food and Beverage Requests

The last thing you want to see on your wedding day is a member of staff from your venue putting a rare steak in front of your vegetarian cousin. You want your guests to be comfortable and enjoy the day, so it’s only natural to obsess over the details while planning your wedding. You can avoid little mishaps like this by confirming guest requests with your venue over and over again. Make sure the lines of communication with your venue’s manager are open. It’s also important to get everything in writing, so it can be safer to communicate via email rather than phone, so you have proof of the things discussed.

Remember Yourself

Brides and Grooms get so preoccupied with planning the day and making sure everyone else is catered for that they forget about themselves. It’s not unheard of for the groom to forget the rings or the bride to forget the marriage licence. When the morning of the wedding arrives, just remember that you’ve done all you can to make sure it goes smoothly and now you just need to relax and enjoy it. If your mind isn’t so focused on everything that’s supposed to be happening you’ll be free to remember the important things, like your wedding speech.


Isn’t it awful when you’re a guest at a wedding and the DJ announces the new Mr and Mrs but says their name wrong? It can be a tad embarrassing for the bride and groom, and you don’t want it to happen to you too. So, get in touch with your DJ or master of ceremonies and make sure they know how to pronounce your name correctly. If you have a particularly difficult surname to pronounce, it may be safer to use just your first names.

Travel with Your Bridal Party

Surprisingly, it isn’t the bride that’s most often late to weddings; it’s the bridal party. One bridesmaid can’t find her shoes, the other is still doing her make-up and one is trying to squeeze in a bit to eat before heading off. To avoid any unnecessary delays, make sure you and your bridal party leave in designated cars at the same time. Try and arrive at your venue at least two hours early so you have time to relax, have a drink and fix any unwanted problems.

Take Care of Yourself

The last thing you want on your wedding day is for you or your partner to wake up feeling sick. Get a plenty of fruit and veg to ensure your immune system is strong. Stay away from sick relatives in the week leading to your wedding and don’t be tempted to drink too much alcohol the night before.

Even if something does go wrong on the day, remember why you’re doing it and enjoy yourself.

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