If you're having an outside ceremony and/or
reception, insist on a rain contingency. This works as a backup plan
in case it rains. If your ideal ceremony site does not have an ideal
backup (an alternate indoor setting), you may need to choose another.
Never forget your wedding DJ in your contingency plans. Water
and electricity just don't mix. Consult with your professional
Wedding DJ to make sure that contingencies for inclement weather are
sufficient so the party can continue rain or shine!
Here in Syracuse and Central New York, not many
folks plan weddings much before June 1st and there are only a handful
who brave late October events. The reason? SNOW. Syracuse DJ's
know how to prepare for snow emergencies. Just like New York
City and New Jersey wedding DJ's know how to navigate traffic
headaches and leave extraordinarily early in anticipation of tie ups.
Professional wedding disc jockey s in Connecticut, New Hampshire and
rural Pennsylvania have experience with remote locations and
rural routes which can be confusing to out of town guests and
All wedding emergencies can be dealt with by
remaining cool and by relying on the members of your bridal party and
by involving your wedding professionals in every step of the planning.
Your Wedding DJ can offer advice on a pretty broad range of wedding
day topics. An experienced DJ has seen many of these emergencies
and can offer advice to help get things back on track. That's
the difference between a part time weekend DJ and a full time
professional with the experience to assist in all facets of your
Here are some more common Week of the
wedding / Day of the wedding emergencies and strategies to prepare to
cope with them.
Keep the bench DEEP!
A member of the bridal party is called out of town for his or her job
or is in an accident, or too sick to be in the wedding. Plan for this!
When you make up your list of bridesmaids and groomsmen, list a couple
of “alternates” just in case!
Sitting with your
back to the driver in the limo.
With all the excitement, you may be overly warm, you start feeling
queasy….and get sick! Some people can get motion sickness sitting in a
car in a way that their body is not accustomed to. Limo drivers are
the best! And good at being smooth drivers, but sit facing the driver!
Your uncle’s old Ford
You want to save some money on a limo and your uncle has an old
classic car he volunteers to drive you in, but it breaks down. The car
isn’t a bad idea, the solution is to have a friend drive behind you
just in case that old classic dies!
Early Bird NOT the
You are having the pictures taken before the ceremony and someone is
late! This can ruin the whole schedule very quickly! Taking pictures
before your ceremony is a great idea but only if you insist that
everyone be very early. What does “early” mean? Here’s a good
standard: If they had a flat tire, they could get it fixed and still
be on time!”
Perfume going in...
A headache or upset stomach because you drank champagne on an empty
stomach. Most of us here in the real world rarely drink it so we
aren’t prepared for what it can do to us. Eat a little something
before downing the bubbly! It may save your night!
Here's a Tip!
Gratuities for service providers are traditional during the wedding
day. While in most situations a gratuity is given for EXCEPTIONAL
service, in the wedding business some companies actually include the
gratuity in the contract. Tips for the servers, the priest or
minister, limo driver, DJ, videographer, photographer, bartenders, etc
can easily add up to hundreds of dollars! Decide how much you have
spent and tip accordingly, as you would in a restaurant, better
service gets a bigger tip!
Not breaking in your
And this goes for the whole bridal party! Not being able to dance at
your own wedding without a lot of pain (or your maid of honor can’t
dance with you to all your favorite songs from the college days) is a
real disappointment. Plan ahead! Even bring a second pair of shoes for
dancing! Remember, you will set the tone for the reception. And if the
guests don’t see you dancing, they will be less inclined to dance as
Not packing a “Wedding
Put a little bag together containing the following: A needle and
thread, An extra pair of contacts, Asprin or Tylenol, Tums, Breath
Mints, Make up. An extra pair of Panty Hose, Shoe polish for touch
ups, Band-Aids, Tissues, Safety pins, AND, Whatever else you can think
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Remember the wisdom of Poor Richards Almanac "An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure." Keep Murphy and his nasty law off your
reception guest list!
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