Your wedding day should be one of the greatest days of your life. However, without the right planning, a wedding can quickly turn into a disaster that will be remembered forever for all the wrong reasons. Before you say “I do,” plan for these potential snafus to keep everything running smoothly:
- Lost Guests
If you’ve ever been to a wedding where a family member or group of wedding guests is mysteriously missing, you’ll know how stressful it can be to worry about everyone’s travel plans. Provide guests with easy to follow directions to the wedding venue. This is especially important if the wedding ceremony and reception are going to be held at different locations. Keep guests from getting lost by encouraging them to car pool, follow each other in multiple cars, or better yet, renting a shuttle bus to transport everyone.
If someone does get lost, know who will go looking for them or how you’ll handle the possibility of needing to delay your nuptials until they arrive. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress on the big day if you’ve run through these scenarios in advance, especially if the venue you’ve chosen has a strict schedule policy.
- Running out of Food
It’s a major faux pas to leave guests hungry at your wedding. Ensure you won’t run out of food by coordinating the catering menu ahead of time to allow for plenty of food. If guests aren’t fed, they’re less likely to stick around through the whole event, which can bring your celebration to a premature end. Remember, it’s always better to have too much food than run out. This is especially true at longer events because guests will likely be expecting to be fed more than once (typically at a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour and at the formal meal itself). Providing an open bar without also having enough food can be a dangerous combination, which is why it’s important to plan for enough food. Extra food can always be donated or sent home with guests.
- Long Lines for the Bathroom
People want to gather together to enjoy your in your special day eating, drinking, dancing, and chatting, not standing in line for the bathroom. Not having enough restrooms means that guests (especially those with children) may spend much of the day waiting to use the facilities. Eliminate this annoyance by ensuring that your venue has enough bathrooms. If there doesn’t seem to be plenty for the size event that you’re planning, bring in your own restrooms to supplement what’s already onsite. Luxury portable restroom trailers are perfect for weddings because they boast the same elegance of indoor bathroom options with the added flexibility of being able to be placed wherever you’d like.
- Schedule Confusion
Tell guests what to expect at your wedding. Provide a schedule with relevant information. The last thing you want is for guests to leave before getting to experience planned items like the reception, after party, a bonfire, evening fireworks, or anything else that you’re including. Without a written timeline of what to expect, guests can easily get confused and miss out on the fun.
This schedule can be customized for members of the wedding party to tell them where they need to be at certain times and provide important details like what they should be wearing or what kinds of responsibilities they’ll have to attend to during those times. For instance, groomsmen may be responsible for ushering guests into the venue while the bridesmaids are taking pictures. Write everything down so that no one gets confused.
- Wardrobe Malfunction
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 will stay looking nice. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, consider having more casual outfits for everyone to change into after the wedding ceremony to allow everyone to be a little more comfortable and enjoy themselves while still looking uniform enough to allow for lovely pictures.
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