The possibilities of things that can, and may, go wrong at your wedding are endless. It is a scary thought to endure but it is very true. Ask friends and family members about their experiences with wedding mishaps, think back on weddings you have attended personally. What have you heard of and what have you seen that gives you a chill to think about when putting it in comparison to your big day?
Your first general rule is to keep a ‘cool head’. This simply means to maintain a level head when some awkward situation arises. It will be impossible for minor upset’s to ruin your wedding day, the worst possibility would be the bride/groom not showing and skipping town. So as long as you and your partner are there, the “I Do’s” are quoted, and your first dance as husband and wife go off without a hitch, then you can survive anything the day has to offer!
The most commonly stated accident that happens at weddings deals with the cake. Understandably this almost seems appropriate in a politically incorrect sort of way. We are talking about cakes that may be eye level to the adult guests so it seems probable that some kind of mishap can occur in this situation. With wobbly rental tables involved, lots of dancing and excitement, and children that will inevitably be curious, there is always a chance for an accident. Your best bet is to keep the cake at a minimal for the amount of guests you are feeding, and to accommodate the environment of the venue. You will want to do some investigative work when dealing with rental companies.
Be sure to check the quality of the table that you know the cake will be standing upon, or try to buy, or bring, your own table (preferably a thick wooden table with sturdy legs). Save yourself the trouble, expense, and mess of a toppling twelve-tier tower!
The wedding attire is another subject of controversy when dealing with issues. The main culprit being the bridal gown. If you are being rushed for fittings and the bridesmaids are not topped-off for a final touch-up, or the men haven’t all received their matching ties, you will have issues. The best bet for frantic schedules is to adhere to a final check-in and dress rehearsal.
No matter how busy you are toward the nearing of the big day you absolutely must make time for the important factors and a dress rehearsal is one of those factors. This will cover any last minutes issues dealing with the attire. So if the bride’s zipper is sticking, or a groomsman is in pants three sizes too big, you will have the issues solved by the day of the wedding. Remember the importance of rehearsals.