"Hope for the best and plan for the worst."
Your big day is just days away. The RSVPs are in, dresses tailored and catering confirmed.
What could go wrong? No wedding – no matter how well-planned and well-run – is
immune to the occasional crisis or disaster. Knock on wood and consider this prewedding
Know your venue and its contacts.
There is a leak in the women's bathroom. Before your guests ruin their shoes, know who
the contacts are for your venue. Work with them to have a plan B in case of maintenance
emergencies, weather or other unforeseen situations.
Same for vendors.
Only 85 chairs were delivered instead of 100. Who do you call? Having a clear list of all
vendor contacts - and distributing it to all members of your event team - is critical to
managing emergencies on the fly.
Be familiar with evacuation plans and emergency exits.
The fire alarm is going off. What now? Have a plan for how you will evacuate your guests -
and communicate the need to do so. Having a PA system, bullhorn or whistle in your
emergency kit can help you get the attention of a crowd. Identify staff or volunteers in
advance to help guide guests to emergency exits.
Print it out.
Having copies of all guest lists, permits, contracts, contact numbers, maps, layouts, etc. can
be a lifesaver. We all love trees and live in a digital world, but there's nothing like a visual in
case of an emergency. Being able to show someone on a map where the extra chairs go or
how you are going to move things around is critical. Additionally, you can handoff paper
much more easily than a tablet when delegating tasks or information. Have enough
copies for everyone and a few extras, just in case.
Have an emergency kit packed and ready.
You have things that are moving that shouldn't. Things that aren't moving that should. A
change to the menu. A giant spill. And no time to run back home or the office to deal
with it. Emergency kit to the rescue!
Looking for a FREE emergency kit packing list? Download our printable below.
Don't go it alone.
Rather than dealing with emergencies yourself, why not kick up your heels and enjoy
your wedding. Let MBD Marketing & Events take on the heavy lifting, so you can dance
the night away!
My Big Day has planned over 300 weddings! Trust your event planning experts!
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