Very Drunk and Obnoxious Guests or Passed-Out Wedding Guests
Having to deal with obnoxious, inebriated guests can put a damper on any occasion, and there’s usually at least one wedding guest who ends up having a few too many and either makes a complete fool of themselves, or tries to start a fight.
If it’s at all possible, don’t invite people whom you know are volatile, especially after they’ve knocked back a few drinks. It’s understandable that you might not be able to avoid inviting someone because of familial expectation, but if you can leave them off the guest list, it may be in your best interest to do so.
If that just isn’t an option, then appoint a couple of trustworthy (and rather burly) members of your wedding party, or some very trusted guests, to run damage control for the night: they can step in to deal with characters who are behaving badly, thus preventing you from having to do so yourself.
A Guest Has an Allergic Reaction
When you send off your wedding invitation packages, be sure to add a section on the RSVP cards where guests can write down food allergies/sensitivities: you don’t want to accidentally put someone in hospital because they’ve had an anaphylactic reaction.
If possible, aim to have a menu that’s as friendly to common allergens as possible: no peanuts or shellfish, for example. Granted, people can have food allergies and intolerances to everything from gluten and yeast to garlic, avocado, pineapple, or bell peppers.
Speak to your caterer well in advance to ensure that there are special dishes available for those guests, and it wouldn’t hurt to have an epi-pen and some antihistamines around in case of cross-contamination.
The Cake Gets Wrecked
Sure, some couples choose to mash great handfuls of cake-stuff into each other’s faces during the reception, but that’s an intentional wreck – it’s quite a different story when your caterers drop the beautifully decorated symbol of your union, or the stand it’s on collapses and totters it to the floor… or it shows up completely different to how you expected…
Be sure to have a sweet table that has an assortment of pastries, biscuits, and such, so on the off chance that the cake is a no-go, dessert will still be available.
Dessert Table at Wedding
One of the best things you can do to prep for any kind of wedding disaster is to develop a great sense of humour. Things don’t always work out the way we planned, and Murphy’s Law dictates that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. If you can just let go and laugh at the absurdity of it all in the moment, you’re far less likely to have a nervous breakdown because your big day wasn’t wholly and completely “perfect”.
Besides, no matter what glitches may happen, at the end of the day you get to marry the one you love, and that’s ultimately the most important part of the celebration, right?
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