How to Prepare for Potential Problems on Your Wedding Day

It's best to have a game plan in place if something goes wrong.

what to prepare for on your wedding day
Photo by Jenny Quicksall Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; Floral Design by Butterfly Floral & Event Design

Whether with the help of a professional or not, there is obviously a lot of planning that goes into a wedding. From the venue, the food, the flowers, the seating chart, and so much more, it might seem like every little detail is set beforehand. Of course, there is always the risk of something going wrong. In many instances, such as if a vendor delivers the wrong cake, a wedding planner can take care of the situation and you may not have even known that something happened. However, other situations might be more personal, and it’s a good idea to have a game plan set in place for your future spouse, so you each know what to do. 

For example, one or both of you may have a family member or friend that you’re worried could cause a scene of some kind. In some cases, it’s best for the person with the closer relationship to intervene, but in other situations, the guest causing an issue may react better to a more neutral party. A brother of the groom may feel more pressure to be on his best behavior after the bride talks to him than if his brother was the one requesting he stop paying the open bar a visit. 

You likely already have a plan in place in case of rain, but what happens if you forget something that you need for the ceremony? Not having something as important as the rings might lead you to choose to delay the ceremony, while accidentally leaving your touch-up lipstick behind is something that can be easily replaced if a friend runs to a drug store during cocktail hour. But what about something like your bouquet? You may want to set a plan in place on whether you want to delay the ceremony or implement another plan into action for items that are not technically required to get married, but may feel vital to your big day. 

For more advice, discover what to pack in a wedding emergency kit, find out what your vendors need to know about you, and why the wedding hashtag trend might be over. 

Authored by: Emily Lasnier