With April just around the corner, we here at the mansion are eagerly anticipating our hosting duties for what should be one of our busiest wedding seasons yet! Now is the time when our spring couples are excitedly discussing their event details with us and feeling the final days of their engagements rapidly approaching. While each couple is different, they all have visions about what their perfect day will be like.
When planning a wedding (as those of you who have done it can attest), there are always surprises between the popping of the question and retiring to the bridal suite on the wedding night. It may stem from an unseasoned vendor, an overzealous family member, an unplanned weather event, or accidental wardrobe malfunctions… but every wedding has something happen that you just can’t plan.
Sometimes they are happy accidents — like lucking into the world’s best DJ when your budget didn’t allow for a live band. And sometimes they’re really not — like a groomsman bowing out mere hours before the ceremony. Regardless of the outcome, or how much you try to prepare or overthink each possible outcome, something will catch you off guard. And when it does, just keep moving forward! It might be the best thing that could’ve happened.
Any wedding pros or married readers care to share their experiences with the unexpected? Please regale us with your stories and how you handled the surprise in the comments section below!
Natalie Newman Locke, the Event Supervisor and a Wadsworth Mansion bride herself, is a seasoned wedding & production professional. When not creatively writing, photographing weddings, or acting as social media guru, she enjoys sampling wedding cake.