With destination weddings, you have a full wedding team at your disposal and a travel agent who will help you every step of the way. They’ll coordinate all of your travel arrangements, and book your rooms. However, there are times when accidents happen, be it a dress tear, or a rain shower from mother nature. Always be ready, and follow below as we give some helpful advice on how to prepare for wedding mishaps:
Rain and Bad Weather
A “backup” venue at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall.
In the Caribbean, it’s common for rain to come and go throughout a day. It can change rapidly, and most rain showers only last a few minutes. The staff is prepared to wait out downpours and then can fix any of your decorations immediately after to make sure everything still looks picture-perfect.
Relax, take a deep breath, and see if you can wait it out. In the case of bad weather that doesn’t let up throughout your ceremony, your resort will still have backup venues available, so your ceremony and reception can still go as planned. Backup venues may include elegant ballrooms or even covered terraces that still feature beautiful ocean views, even with a little rain.
They can also help if any of the wedding attire happens to get any stains by accident, before the ceremony. Keep calm and collected, and simply cover up any garment mishaps should it happen and be unrepairable.
Caribbean temperatures are known to break at sunset, and your reception can still be a breezy affair despite higher temperatures from earlier in the day. Stay hydrated and check on guests. Utilize air-conditioned reception venues or rooftop terraces that feature cooling winds. Opt for lighter wedding attire, and let your guests dress more casually so everyone can stay comfortable throughout the wedding festivities.
Unresponsive Wedding Departments
Should your wedding department have gone totally AWOL though, utilize your travel agent for assistance. They can help track them down, and speed along the process where applicable. Consider wedding resorts that host fewer weddings per day (like 1 per day) at smaller resorts. Here you’re more likely to have a wedding department who can devote more of their time to you.
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