Dealing with Wedding Problems
Any wedding can still encounter problems. You get so used to following plans that something unexpected can throw you into disarray. It’s important to have the attitude that surprises will come, and you have to avoid being stumped or frozen. You’ll need that for the situations below and more.
An unexpected guest arrives
Sometimes, the person who RSVPed “not coming” actually came. They may have gotten free of what made them reply “not coming” before. They thought, better to come. In case that happens, it’s best to have a table or chairspace reserved just for that. An extra table may cost a little bit, but it’s best to be prepared for such a thing.
A Guest really gets drunk
It doesn’t happen that much in the Philippines, except when the barangay has a drinkout in a night party. But in case it happens, the usual thing to do is to prohibit further drinks from the bartender, have them escorted out somewhere if possible. On the other side, in case you run out of alcohol, don’t let it be a problem. Booze isn’t that essential in Philippine weddings.
You forgot something at home
Tends to happens when you’re in a hurry or such. Something like the ring itself could be left. That’s why you’d best have spares ready. Sometimes, you could let the vendors bring it to the venue (unless they forget it). Anyway, it’s up to you whether you can brush it off or
A supplier brings the wrong thing
When the vendor screws, just take a look and see if it’s that serious. If it’s not that serious, you might be able to do without it. Or else, you will have to think up an alternative on the spot. Who knows, they might be able to fix it themselves. Of course, give the necessary feedback to them before discouraging others from taking their services.
The schedule is totally off
If your make-up takes longer than usual to do, or some important ceremonial people are late, fret not. If would be better if you had planned allowance times beforehand. But no need to rush. You may need to adjust to the new time. If someone has to go because they can’t stay longer, let them and have someone take their place if possible.
It helps to bring umbrellas and all, but when a big disaster or typhoon happens, you’ll have to make a decision on whether to postpone the wedding for another day or not. Always keep that possibility in your plan.
It would help if you did not need to rely on fancy equipment (unless you intend to have the bride flying in on a harness!). But if that happens, Try to do the “analog” versions if possible. But slideshows, videos and such aren’t essentials in weddings. It’s just the ceremony, food and fellowship that are.
Dealing with pain
If your feet or back are killing you, or you’re super nervous (sometimes it makes you spew out the contents of your stomach), better take some time to relax. Anticipate whatever pain or difficulty you might have. You can change from a heavy wedding dress to a lighter on when needed. Have some antacids, pain relievers, first aid kit and other things always on standby.