Sometimes the last thing that a bride wants to think about is a Plan B. By thinking of it, that means that the perfect (there’s no such thing!) Plan A went awry!
So what happens when a vender cancels at the last-minute? You have spent a lot of time and money choosing your vendors carefully and now you have a BIG problem! Whether your DJ/Musician bails or the cake baker wrote down the wrong date, you still have a wedding happening and need a fix…fast!
Here is my first tip: Research, Research, Research! I can’t preach this enough. Don’t just pick a vendor because they have nice pictures on their website. Read their reviews, read about their company and take the time to meet them. If you are planning a destination wedding, give them a call.
If you decide to hire a wedding planner, this will make the vendor process a bit easier. As a wedding planner, it is a big part of our job to know our area vendors. With that being said, if Plan A does go awry your planner should be able to suggest other options for your big day. It may not be exactly what you had in mind but at the end of the day the bigger picture is being with the one you love most!
If you are planning your wedding on your own, get in touch with your reception venue. Most venues also have a preferred vendor list. They may know someone right off-hand that can fill in last-minute. You can also check with your other vendors as they usually all work hand in hand with each other. The more you ask around the better the chances of getting a replacement quickly and you can go back to enjoying the excitement of your wedding!
Most importantly remember that all is not lost! As a wedding planner I have seen my fair share of situations not going as expected. They all have one thing in common though – A happily married couple at the end of the day!