Let’s face it – things happen at weddings that you just can’t plan for. Take this video for example!
None of these couples could have known that their flower girls/ring bearers were going to get a sudden case of stage fright, or that the garter/bouquet would cause a ruckus, or that communion could possibly go so awry. But these things happen, and when they do, it’s important to know how to handle them.
1) Be ready for the unexpected – particularly when looking at the reception. If you have an open bar, then someone’s going to not behave themselves and inevitably, your wedding may end up on YouTube. Designate someone to be the “bouncer” so to speak and let them find a taxi for the person that should now go home.
2) Understand your day’s goal – “…the reason we are gathered here today is to watch as this man and this woman become joined in holy matrimony…” truly, that is what you want for the day, right? Everything else is gravy, or icing, or your topping of choice. Don’t sweat the small stuff, as long as you are “man and wife” at the end of the ceremony, your job is done!
3) Don’t be afraid to laugh – often because this is the moment we’ve planned for all our lives (women in particular) we get intense leading up to and during this special day – the term bride-zilla comes to mind. It is important that your day be what you’ve always wanted it to be, but remember, in reality, it’s a day and don’t forget to ENJOY your day regardless of what else goes on around you.
Strange things happen no matter how much you plan, but at The Mackey House, we’ve seen it all, handled it all, and can help soothe any snafu. We only work with the best in the business so that when these “unexpected” things arise, we can work with you to make the best of the situation. We can’t solve every problem, but we can work with you for the best resolution!