Scenario #1: You, or someone else, spills a drink on your beloved dress
If one of your wedding guests accidentally spilled a drink on you, like this poor grandmother who mistook her drink as confetti, try not to let it ruin the rest of your night. After all, the person who stained your dress is likely already mortified. Immediately grab a damp cloth to blot out most of the stain so it’s not as noticeable. If you wanted to preserve your gown for after the big day, there are bridal companies out there that specialize in cleaning and preserving gowns, so don’t worry, they can work their magic and help your dress look as good as new.
Scenario #2: It’s pouring down rain for your outdoor ceremony
If you’re planning outdoor nuptials, always, always have a plan B. From tents to indoor venues, there are plenty of options for dealing with inclement weather. Instead of letting the rain bring you down, look on the bright side and turn it into a unique photo opportunity! Grab your favorite rain boots and a colorful umbrella for a romantic, impromptu photo shoot in the rain with your spouse-to-be. You can even get your bridal party involved and give them all umbrellas for fun pictures to have after the big day.
Scenario #3: You run out of alcohol
If you opted for an open bar, or even a limited bar, you don’t want to run out of alcohol mid-reception. To keep the party going, allocate some money to your caterer, so they can stock up if you find you’re running low in the middle of the festivities.
Scenario #4: More guests show up than you originally planned
You may not have allowed your guests a plus one, but some might bring a date anyway. Don’t let this ruin your night. If you hired day-of coordinators, let them handle the situation and see if they can squeeze in an extra chair or two and find an additional plate of food. If you don’t have a coordinator, ask one of your bridesmaids to help and see what she can do.
Do you have any tricks for staying calm through wedding mishaps? Share your thoughts with us!