Everyone wants their wedding to be perfect, but most people expect a few hiccups. It’s important to not sweat the small stuff, as the most important thing that happens that day is your marriage with the love of your life! That said, you can also take a few precautions to avoid anything disastrous happening on the big day.
Here at Signature Event Rentals, we provide a lot of different products that are designed to make your wedding or other event look and function great. While you can’t prepare for every single scenario, there are a few common ones that are actually easily avoidable!
Keep reading to learn more about how to avoid some of the most common “worst-case” wedding scenarios and how Signature Event Rentals can help!
The Guests Get Too Cold Or Too Hot
If you’re like most couples, you will be too busy during the event to notice the temperature. Your guests, on the other hand, might be shivering in the cold or sweating in the heat. To take care of this, make sure you rent a wedding tent if it is expected to be warm, as this can provide much-needed shade. If it is going to be a chilly evening, rent a patio heater or two to create warm areas where guests can congregate. You can also purchase small blankets guests can use to keep warm and take home as gifts!
If it’s going to be a cold night, a great idea is to forego traditional dessert and have a hot chocolate or coffee bar instead! We offer a giant coffee maker for rent that can be used to keep hot coffee at the ready! Fill the coffee and hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, whipped cream, dippable cookies, sprinkles, and other goodies!
There’s Not Enough Seats
Someone always brings an uninvited plus-one to a wedding, drags their children along, or RSVP’s as a ‘no’ and then decides to come at the last minute. We could spend all day talking about how doing this is a major etiquette no-no. However, there’s really no way to prevent. Instead, you need to plan ahead to make sure you have a few extra seats.
Our event rentals company in Fredericksburg offers both table and chair rentals to fit any budget. You can even mix and match the types of chairs you rent to have casual outdoor seating and elegant indoor seating if it fits your venue.
Families LOVE Talking Politics — And They Disagree
Everyone has that one family member (or ten of them!) who loves to talk politics, even when it is not appropriate. One of the worst case scenarios that can happen at your wedding is two loud, strong-minded guests with opposing views sit right next to each other at a table. While it’s good for people of different views to talk, it can also make for an uncomfortable evening if the guests in question are easily heated.
To avoid this, make a seating chart. Many guests actually like seating charts because it takes the stress out of deciding where to sit and it ensures your closest family and friends have a prime seat. Either seat like-minded people together, or put people with strong opinions next to those who won’t really feel like entertaining a conversation.
Many people will tell you that rain on your wedding day is good luck. We wouldn’t be surprised if they just say that to make couples not feel horrible that their expensive event they have been planning for a year was altered by rain.
If you are having an indoor event, just make sure to bring a few umbrellas so ushers can escort guests from their cars to the building. If your event is outdoors, be sure to rent a wedding tent to act as a cover. If you are determined to have a completely open-air wedding, it is good to at least reserve a tent rental for the big day just in case, and decide the day-of if you want it to be set up.
The Kids Get Crazy
If you allow kids at your wedding (and you definitely don’t have to), you might feel as if they take away quality time with other adults. One of the best ways to avoid this is by hiring a babysitter or two to hang out with the children and guide them in activities. You can set up a kid’s table with crayons and paper or rent a bouncy castle for them to hop around in!
There’s Nowhere To Dance
Dancing is a huge part of almost every wedding. The last thing you want to happen is to look at your beautifully set-up venue and realize there’s nowhere to dance. This is a higher risk if you are having an outdoor ceremony in a park or golf course-type setting. While tables and chairs can be set up in the grass, guests will want a hard surface where they can boogie.
At Signature Event Rentals, we offer dance floor rentals in various sizes so you can create the perfect dancing platform for guests, regardless of what type of shoes they are wearing!
No One Can Hear The Speeches
You probably have music playing through speakers, but did you consider you might also need microphones for speeches or announcements? Nothing is more awkward than when someone is giving a speech that nobody can hear.
Avoid this problem by asking your DJ or venue if they will have a microphone ready to go. If they do not, or if you are doing a DIY-wedding, then make sure you rent a PA system in advance so your guests can hear all of the wonderful (or embarrassing) things your best man and maid of honor have to say.
Avoid Disasters With Signature Event Rentals!
As your wedding rentals company in Fredericksburg, we want to make sure your wedding goes as smoothly as possible. The best way to do that is to look ahead and think about what could happen and make sure you have the wedding rentals you need to avoid that.
Check out all of our wedding rentals today!