5 Last Minute Wedding Problems
No wedding goes as smoothly as it should. If you don’t have a single hiccup in your wedding, you’re dreaming and not really getting married. Stress can make even the smallest of problems seem huge, but if you remain calm and remember these tips for those last minute, common wedding problems then you can fix them quickly without freaking out.
The dress doesn’t fit!
Many brides gain and lose weight in those final days before the wedding arrives. The best answer, of course, is to try the dress on three days before the wedding and do any rush alterations then. But what if you can’t? The day of the wedding, have someone on standby with pins, needles, thread, ribbons, and anything else you can think of that will help you let the dress out a bit or take it in to make sure it fits as best as you can get it on such short notice.
Stains on the dress
Keep a solution of color-safe bleach and water in a spray bottle for those last minute stains that pop up. Make sure you spray the spot, then dab it with a clean (preferably white) towel and then pat it dry. Allow it to air dry for a bit, then blow dry it if you have time. Keep white chalk on hand, as well, for those really stubborn stains to at least mask the mark on the gown.
Rain when it wasn’t expected
You can’t change this one, so don’t even try. You can, however, have a backup plan and order a tent quickly (if the wedding is outdoors). If you are just concerned about pictures, see how long you can wait it out before heading outdoors. In the meantime, look up indoor pictures on your phone and try to take some shots inside that you like. If you really must have those outdoor bridal pictures, schedule another date and time to have them done.
The ring won’t fit
This is one of the most common mishaps and it is quite embarrassing. To make sure the ring isn’t too tight, lotion your hands right before the ceremony so that it can easily slip on. Sometimes stress and salty foods (or even a change in temperature) can make our hands swell. If you can, try the ring on first. If you cannot, just be prepared anyway.
You forgot the wedding gifts!
It’s the day of the wedding and uh-oh! You just realized you didn’t buy wedding party gifts! If you aren’t formal, visit the liquor store and get each attendant some whiskey, vodka, or wine to say “thanks” for their help. If that seems too tacky, hit up their favorite place and get them some gift cards they can spend when and where they like. It seems thoughtful, especially if you attach a handwritten note to each, and it is a quick fix to a common problem brides face.
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