Typical Wedding Disasters
Weddings are an important day but even so, they're not completely devoid of disasters which is why, we've put together a list of typical wedding disasters to give those of you, who will soon be saying "I do", a heads up and hopefully, all of you will be able to avoid these disasters or fix them with the help of the accompanying tips.
1. Turning into "Bridezilla"
Planning a wedding is stressful and with all that stress, you might find yourself turning into quite the monster and end up quite possibly hurting the feelings of those near and dear to you; worst case scenario being lost friendships and/or family feuds.
Solution: Take a break from obsessing over every little detail all day and night long and focus on what really matters, which is that the day is a celebration of the union between you and the person you love and your friends and families are there to celebrate it with you. That is why losing a friend or getting into a fight with a family member because of your Bridezilla-ish behavior is absolutely uncalled for. So if ever you find yourself in such a situation, the best thing to do is to apologize and do so as sincerely as you can.
2. Unexpected Weather Conditions
There are many things you can control on your wedding day but if there's one that you can't, it's the weather.
Solution: Back up plans are a must for outdoor weddings, especially if you're living in a place where unpredictable weather isn't rare. While tents may be a good idea should the rain, well quite literally, rain on your parade, they won't be strong enough to hold up against harsher conditions such as storms. Booking an outdoor venue that's within close proximity to a building or one that comes with an indoor venue will ensure that when faced with terrible weather, you and your guests will be safe and that the wedding can still proceed.
3. Hair and Makeup Catastrophe
Your hair and makeup completes your entire bridal look which is to say that they can either make or break your look. Hair and makeup disasters, however, are not unheard of and for those unfortunate enough to have to deal with this disaster on their big day, here's how to fix things.
Solution: One of your bridesmaids or your guests, at least, is bound to be an expert at hair and makeup so if you're unable to salvage the situation on your own, engage help from these experts. Alternatively, if your ceremony is held near to the city centre, you could have your bridesmaids drive you to the nearest hair and beauty salon and have the experts there fix you up right away. For those looking to avoid this calamity, be sure to choose reputable hair and makeup artists and don't skip on trial runs and appointments because these are crucial in helping you achieve the look you've envisioned for your big day. If, on the other hand, you will be doing your own hair and makeup, remember that practice makes perfect!
4. On Schedule ... Not
The disasters listed above, as well as many other things, can lead up to one other possible disaster - the whole ceremony and/or reception running late.
Solution: Firstly, don't be the person who's holding things up. Ensure that trial runs for makeup and hair, final fittings for you and your bridesmaids' dresses are all done prior to the wedding. If, however, the officiant is unable to make in on time, you will have no choice but to wait because after all, he plays an important part in the ceremony. The best thing to do to ensure that your wedding runs as smoothly and as on time as possible, is to get the ceremony started once everyone important to the ceremony and the both of you are present; everyone else is optional.
Remember that should you be faced with any unfortunate circumstances on your big day, the first thing to do is NOT to panic. Keep calm and you'll find yourself in a better state of mind to handle such things in a more effective way.
Posted by Anna K.