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Mishaps and issues just before and during your big day! How 11 couples solved theirs

From falling sick to missing vendors: How 11 of our couples dealt with unexpected mishaps and issues during their wedding.
 

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"Just six days before our wedding, I was informed that my custom gown will not be ready in time so I had to find a replacement gown. 

I immediately called the other bridal shop I was also working with and we managed to find a gown I liked within hours. 

They were so helpful and professional, even altering the gown for me over the next couple of days. It was nerve-wrecking but the replacement gown looked great on me in the end." - Gillian 

 

"I was down with a sore throat and fever two nights before our wedding. My husband immediately brought me to the clinic and even arranged a massage for me the night before the big day.

Bottom line? Rest is important!

You will not get to enjoy your wedding no matter how well you planned it if you get sick." - Olivia

 

"Our cocktail reception was supposed to take place at the rooftop bar of our venue. However, the weather got too hot and we had to bring our guests to the air-conditioned dinner area which was still being prepped and decorated. 

I would have preferred it to be fully done up before our guests saw the set-up but we had no other choice. Luckily, we had a superb bridal party who got the place ready quickly and moved things forward." - Nelson

 

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"Our wedding ceremony was supposed to start earlier, but we didn't expect our guests to be late. We had to wait until everyone was seated to start and ran a little bit behind schedule. Luckily, our celebrant managed to complete the solemnisation in good time. 

We had also allocated some extra time for mingling and such, so we didn't have to cut short on the rest of our wedding program." - Tania 

 

"Due to a marathon that was happening near our hotel, it caused a massive jam and our solemniser, live band and emcee couldn't arrive on time.

We solved it by entertaining our guests a little longer at the reception area and delayed our march-in as well." - Wayne 

 

"During our first march-in at dinner, there was a technical glitch with the AV system. We heard the music from outside the ballroom, but there was no music playing inside the ballroom as we marched-in. Thankfully our guests didn't realised there was an issue as our friends cheered extra loudly and drowned out the lack of music. Turns out, the live band's system and the Spotify playlist system clashed. 

Despite it being a mishap, it made our wedding day more memorable. Now, we find it hilarious when we think about how our friends were forced to cheer much louder and longer to cover up the glitch!"  - Cheryl

 

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"A week before our wedding, my husband joked about the odds of getting a sore eye on our wedding day. Unbelievably, he had a pimple which grew under his eyelid the night before, which was something similar.

It was pretty obvious in the morning of our big day, but after heeding one of our friend's advice - to tie a black string on the middle finger of both hands, and apply lotion with a cotton wool to the affected area - the pimple actually subsided. 

Lesson learnt? Don't joke about such stuff and jinx yourself!" - Claire

See their wedding here: A BREATHTAKING CHERRY BLOSSOM WEDDING AT THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE

 

"Everything went well for our destination wedding in Chiang Mai except for a miscommunication with my make-up artist. 

She went home in between our events so I had to do my own touch up - including my matt red lipstick look which was rather challenging." - Celine 

 

"A friend who was suppose to help with the flowers for our wedding car and church gave birth two weeks earlier than expected. Initially we weren't able to find another florist in time and were prepared to forgo our decorations.

Thankfully another friend volunteered and stepped in to do the flowers for our church wedding." - Jelvin

 

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"My husband sprained his neck slightly, which is a recurring injury, and he had to wear his neck brace the day before our wedding. Luckily it healed just in time." - Munching 

See their wedding here: "WE ARRIVED IN A SMRT BUS!" - THIS SINGAPOREAN COUPLE'S SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL CHIJMES WEDDING WILL INSPIRE YOU

 

"My two-year old niece has always been close to me since she was born. When we were about to conduct our champagne pouring ceremony, she came up to the stage by herself which was really unexpected, so I just carried her in my arms while we popped the champagne. 

She continued to stay with us while we gave our speech as well! It was unexpected but so cute!" - Eileen

 


See also: “A LESS COSTLY OPTION CAN BE BETTER!” REALISTIC BUDGET TIPS FROM 10 BRIDES

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