No matter how much time and trouble you take to ensure that your wedding is planned down to the very last detail, there is bound to be a problem or two once your big day finally arrives. That’s just the way it goes with weddings. Even if you are planning a simple San Francisco City Hall wedding, it’s pretty much a given that you’ll have a few things that don’t work out quite the way they were planned. However, those little hassles don’t have to ruin your wedding day if you are prepared to handle them quickly and efficiently.
Planning an event as important and complicated as a your wedding isn’t easy. There are simply too many people involved to expect that everything will go off without a hitch. You’ll have wedding photographers, videographers, florists, caterers, wedding officiants and DJs to coordinate, not to mention the members of the wedding party and all those guests. Managing the endless details of your wedding just isn’t going to happen without a glitch or two.
Some of those many people involved in your event are bound to run late for one reason or another. Perhaps the hair stylist will take longer than planned to get those bridal party hair-dos done or the groomsmen will get stuck in traffic on the way to the ceremony. But, you can avoid letting those small issues ruin your wedding schedule if you plan with the knowledge that these things are likely. If the hair stylist says she needs an hour to get her job done, schedule an extra 30 minutes or so just in case. Tack a few minutes extra onto those travel time estimates as well to be sure that your schedule isn’t thrown off track if traffic is heavier than normal. Adding a little more time than you think you need for each task can save you a lot of stress over the coarse of your event.
Among the most common wedding day hassles are wardrobe disasters. Wedding dress bustles are notorious for popping loose just before you are due to begin that ceremonial first dance. Straps are another trouble prone area, as are buttons that fall off or hems that are damaged as they are caught underfoot. And if you’re wearing a white or ivory, spots and spills can really make a mess of your wedding gown, showing starkly against that light background in those wedding photos. However, many common wardrobe hassles can be handled quite quickly by the bride who has armed herself with a wedding emergency kit that contains safety pins, tape, pre-moistened wipes and a few sewing supplies.
Knowing that little problems will happen in even the best-planned event will save you a lot of stress on your wedding day. Of course, you can’t plan for every possible problem, but being ready for the most likely ones will give you some peace of mind. And don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family in attending to those many details. After all, handling all those problems yourself can lead to another one; looking tense and anxious in your wedding photos. Let someone else watch for those little wedding day disasters for a while, giving you time to relax and enjoy your day.