The 5 Most Stressful Things That Might Happen On Your Wedding Day and How To Avoid Them

Wedding toastmaster wales helps you avoid stressUnfortunately not every wedding runs smoothly and there are mishaps which can be avoided.

Firstly, it’s important that you write a schedule for the day and keep to it – I have a list of the five best tips to help your day run smoothly here.

So here’s my list of the five most stressful things that might happen on your wedding and how to avoid them:

Wedding dress disasters

By far the most common and most upsetting is having a dress disaster.

This usually occurs when the dress is delivered late or the bride has had fitting problems, such as the dress being too tight or loose. Or, worse, it rips when it is put on.

Avoid this by ensuring the last dress fitting occurs well in advance and then pay close attention to whether you intend losing weight (or indeed avoid gaining any!). There’s not a lot that can be done to gowns on the big day so every effort to avoid a problem should be taken.

Wrong names on the table plan and place cards

This is a minor hiccup but you’d be surprised how many people get upset by this – especially if they consider themselves to be a close friend or relative. It only takes a few minutes to go through the table plan and ensure the names are correct for it and the place cards on the table. Many people will laugh off a mistake but some will not.

It’s also important that anyone announcing names knows how to pronounce them. A toastmaster will sit down with you to ensure the correct pronunciation of any guests who will be called out.

Make up and hair dressing problems

For this situation it’s advisable to always have a ‘plan B’.

If you’ve booked a hairdresser and a make up artist to attend the bride on the morning of her big day and they don’t turn up there is going to be a problem. Not only is this stressful and upsetting but you will need someone who knows what you want doing and can step in at the last minute.

It might be worthwhile sourcing a local hairdressers who may be able to fit you in at the last minute to help save the day.

Missing or forgotten wedding rings

This is still quite common and even when lots of guests remind the best man whether he has the rings – and he will inevitably say yes – it still occurs that he is left scrambling around his pockets trying to locate them. Even worse is the dawning horror that he has, indeed, left them behind.

So to avoid this ask the best man to show you the rings – and more importantly – where he is keeping them for his moment to hand them over.

Unfortunately there isn’t really a Plan B for this and while it’s funny that a relative will step in and loan you theirs, it’s a moment ruined through lack of preparation.

Music mayhem and the DJ from hell

From having a DJ not turn up to a DJ playing inappropriate music, this can be a troublesome booking. For a no-show you’ll need a list of numbers of any local DJ who might be available. You’ll know fairly early on if this is going to happen because he/she should be set up in the morning of your wedding. So if a few hours before the bride and groom are due to be at the reception and there’s no DJ you have a problem.

The other issue is a DJ who doesn’t play the right music for the mood. For the meal you don’t want some obscure heavy metal band playing and in the evening you don’t want a DJ who refuses to play the cheesy music beloved of grans and aunties who get the children up to dance to.

For all of these problems, you will find a toastmaster is unbelievably helpful – and they usually come prepared for the unexpected accident or incident. They will check that everything that is meant to be in place is there and if not will help you resolve it.

From Iwan
A Wedding Toastmaster at Your Service

Getting married in South Wales? Visiting a Local Wedding Fayre May Help You.

wedding toastmaster wales advice on wedding fayres The end of February and the beginning of March saw a flurry of activity on the wedding fayre scene. I joined in the fun with appearances at The Ty Newydd Country Hotel, Hirwaun, the Morlais Golf Club, Merthyr Tydfil and The Countryman Inn, Pontyclun.

As I’ve mentioned before, these smaller events are quite different to the major ones, such as the one held in the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff at the end of January. All, however,  are equally valuable in their different ways for connecting with potential clients, with one offering a more intimate approach compared to the rush and manic atmosphere of the latter. The three recent fayres also had the added advantage of being on my home turf allowing me to network with other wedding suppliers whom I might not otherwise meet.

It is gratifying to see that the brides of the S. Wales Valleys haven’t been forgotten by organisers such as the Three Valleys Bridal Fayres who are also doing their bit to promote local small businesses. The fayre at the Countryman is, however, run by the management of this truly delightful venue in the tranquil heart of the S. Wales countryside, with only carefully selected exhibitors being invited to display their wares and services.

Attendance at all three events was encouraging, suggesting that the current economic gloom is having a less detrimental effect on spending than anticipated when it comes to weddings, although it’s fair to say that clients now expect far more for their money, and are prepared to shop around to find what they want.

The advent of internet shopping has obviously proved to be a great boon to anyone searching for a bargain, and it must prove a great temptation for prospective brides to use it to trim the costs of what can be a very expensive occasion. I would however urge caution, particularly when it comes to services such as that of the Toastmaster… unless you’ve met the person you appoint to organise what is possibly the most important day of your life, you won’t know how good he or she is until that day arrives…by which time it’s too late to change things!

Support your local wedding fayres!

From Iwan
A Wedding Toastmaster at Your Service