While you can hope, wish and even pray that nothing major will go wrong on your wedding day, you never what is going to happen. Weddings are made up of many moving parts, whether that’s your handful of vendors or family and friends who are coming together for the first time in perhaps years. If you're wondering what the common wedding day mishaps are, here are four common wedding day emergencies.
1. The weather drastically changes.
Even if you've studied the weather and the farmer's almanac very closely and have done many a rain dance, you may find yourself experiencing an unexpected weather event on your wedding day. If there's a sudden change in weather, contact the venue to see what kind of accommodations they can help you with last-minute and be sure to alert guests, via Facebook or your wedding website with updates. A more proactive plan of action for an outdoor wedding is also to make sure that you have an indoor location back-up plan.
2. Someone crucial goes MIA.
Perhaps you can't find the groom anywhere or the wedding planner is already an hour late and you can't get a hold of her. The best thing to do is stay calm, delegate the task of locating the MIA person to your bridal party, and just keep getting ready for your day.
3. You wake up with a cold.
If you find yourself waking up on your wedding day under the weather, contact your doctor ASAP and take action right away, whether that means drinking tea with honey or heading over to CVS to pick up medicine. It may sound extreme, but it may be in your best interest to start taking your meds or proactively take vitamins before the cold or sickness really starts to kick in — or even have a longstanding doctor's appointment ready to go and scheduled — just in case.
4. There's a family fight.
Many brides assume there may be some family drama at the wedding, but a full-on brawl, should that unfortunately happen, is something that should be handled immediately. If this does occur or have the potential to occur, ask someone else to handle the situation, such as a wedding planner or event coordinator. Have a neutral party chat with those family members or friends, and either ask them to leave the wedding or to separate themselves.