It’s that time of year again!! Time for my annual edition of “Wedding Day Saves”!
Year to year, this is always the most popular blog post we do because not only does it freak out even the most calm bride, but it also shows you just a small portion of what a good day-of coordinator will do for you! So sit down, relax, read through just a few of our team’s 2015 saves, and then click here to find out how we can help fix these types of issues on your Big Day!
In 2015, The Tux Hated It’s Buttons
Every year we seem to have one thing that keeps going wrong – last year it was leaning cakes. I preferred this year’s problem… buttons kept falling off of tuxes!! Seriously, if I had a nickel for every button I sewed back on this year, I’d have like $1.00!
Don’t always trust the deliveries
I did a wedding this year at a very cool summer camp. Luckily as I was leaving their rehearsal the night before the wedding I thought that I would just do one quick check of their glassware. It had been delivered earlier that day and looked like everything was there… until I got into it. Good news is they had 500 champagne flutes for 200 people… bad news is they only had 20 water glasses. Spent the next two hours on and off the phone until they were delivered, at 10pm the night before the wedding. Cheers!
We had a bride this year that had this awesome cuff-like bracelet made of metal. Unfortunately, it got stretched a little bit too much and as a result became loose and was threatening to break all together. The bride REALLY wanted to wear it so I told her I’d find a fix. I have to admit, I’ve done some different things in my career (like hooking a mic up through a bouquet), but sewing a bride into a bracelet using fishing wire ranks up there in the list of “MacGyver” solutions I’ve come up with.
With more and more “open concept” venues popping up it’s no surprise that some of our duties have morphed. We did a lot of weddings at Packard Proving Grounds, or private residences, or Belle Isle Casino this year. All of these venues are amazing but have one issue – if you run out of liquor / beer / glasses / plates, who is going to get refills? We are!!!
I don’t think the beer cooler is supposed to do that…
I had the immense pleasure of having a keg cooler explode on me… twice… in one night. Let’s just say there was a lot of lost beer on the floor, a few ruined linens, and a complex fix to get the beer flowing again. But we did it and fortunately I didn’t get stopped by the police driving home. Not sure I could have explained the beer smell….
Ring Bearer’s flower was bigger than his head
Most well qualified florists will ask you the age of your ring bearer (or flower girl!). They aren’t taking a silent poll, they are making sure they size the flower right. Unfortunately one of this year’s florists didn’t ask that – and instead sent a full sized boutonniere for the 3 year old ring bearer. No joke… it was bigger than his head. Good thing we could pull a small spray rose from an arrangement and make a new one, huh?
The rehearsal dinner arrangements were a great idea… except for that wind!
This past season we worked with a whole crew of our favorite vendors at the amazing Hilltop Manor Inn in Clarklake Michigan. (Seriously, it’s an awesome place if you’re looking for something!). As part of our coverage, we were on site to help with their rehearsal and to setup the rehearsal dinner. One of our favorite florists, Kevin with Twigs and Branches, was on site to setup baby’s breath in wine bottles along a LONNGGG family-style table situated in front of corn fields. Yes, you read that right and it would have been amazing… except the wind kept knocking over the bottles. No matter how we arranged them or weighed them down, they just wouldn’t stay upright. So we revamped and instead lined the bottles in a long row down the tables and made a runner with the baby’s breath. In the end, it was SO much more beautiful than the original plan that we all had to take a second to pat ourselves on the back!
And because I can’t write up ALL of the saves we did – here’s a few more:
Apparently we enjoy working 18-20 hour wedding days….
That time your church coordinator made you cry
Flute down (CRASH!!)…. flute down (CRASH!)…. yep, another flute down (CRASH!)
Gotta setup (a lot) to tear down!
Because you forgot your overnight bag 45 minutes away
Washington Twp to Marysville to Washington Twp to Marysville to Macomb to Marysville to Washington Twp
When your venue decided, on the day of your wedding, that they wouldn’t setup your favors after all.
Those times we ended up making your floral centerpieces at the last minute… twice.
Because if your bartenders are running 45 minutes late, we can setup your bar for you.
Heard enough? Then click here to find out how we can truly make your wedding day stress-free!