Your wedding day should be one of the greatest days of your life. Without proper planning, however, a wedding can quickly turn from bliss to disaster. Don’t let your wedding be remembered for all the wrong reasons! Before you say “I do”, make sure to plan ahead and avoid these five common wedding day disasters.
It can be extremely stressful if a family member or group of wedding guests becomes lost on their way to the wedding venue or reception. An easy way to avoid travel calamity is to provide a map with clear directions ahead of time on your wedding website, invitation, or as a flyer at the wedding itself. You can also encourage guests to carpool, follow each other in multiple cars, or better yet, rent a shuttle to transport guests between locations.
If someone does get lost, know ahead of time who will be in charge of wrangling stragglers. It is also important to have a Plan B in place in the event that you need to delay your nuptials until their arrival. Running through these scenarios in advance will save yourself from stress on your big day.
Running out of Food
You don’t want hangry guests! Make sure to work with your wedding planner and caterer to ensure that there is enough food planned for each stage of your reception. Remember, it’s always better to have too much food than run out. This is especially true of longer events where guests expect to be fed more than once. Providing enough food is also essential if you plan on having an open bar. Free flowing alcohol without enough food is a huge liability for your event. Plus, extra food can be donated to certain organizations, used to feed event staff, or sent home with guests.
Long Lines for the Bathroom
People want to gather together to enjoy your special day eating, drinking, dancing, and chatting. They don’t want to be stuck in line for the bathroom. Not having enough restrooms is one of the most common wedding “disasters” and it forces guests (especially those with children) to spend much of the day waiting to use the facilities. Eliminate this annoyance by ensuring that your venue has enough bathrooms. Luxury restroom trailers are perfect for weddings! In addition to coming in a variety of styles, these trailers feature running water, lighting, A/C, and heating. Plus, luxury trailers are a great way to supplement onsite restrooms for large weddings.
Providing guests with an event itinerary allows people to choose what they want to participate in ahead of time. It also helps to prevent guests from missing out on different parts of the wedding.
Customize itineraries for members of the wedding party as well! Wedding party itineraries could include locations for pictures, when to be at different venues, what to wear, and what kinds of responsibilities they will have throughout the event.
Don’t let a wardrobe issue ruin the pictures on your big day. Have backup outfits and accessories to complete your look and ensure that everyone in the wedding party stays looking nice. Regardless of wedding reception type, consider allowing more casual outfits for everyone to change into after the wedding ceremony. This will help guests to be more comfortable and truly enjoy the reception.
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