Managing Wedding Disappointment When Your Tahoe Wedding Doesn’t Go as Planned
There are so many reasons your Tahoe wedding might not go as planned, from a vendor going MIA a few weeks before your wedding to a VIP guest missing their flight to a natural disaster altering your plans altogether. Regardless of how big or small the wedding disaster is, it’s disappointing. I mean, this is supposed to be one of the most memorable days of your life. Fortunately, even though you may experience a wedding disappointment, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Here are four ways to manage when your Tahoe wedding doesn’t go as planned.
1. Lean on Your Wedding Planner
Your Lake Tahoe wedding planner is your secret weapon against any and all wedding disasters or disappointments. Although it might feel like a huge disruption to you, chances are your wedding planner has been there, done that, and knows how to turn the situation around quickly.
An expert wedding planner is also a creative problem solver with tricks up their sleeves. At Epic Thyme, our team always thinks one step ahead, so when something doesn’t go as planned, we manage it before it becomes a full-blown disaster (often without our couples even knowing something went awry). Of course, there are some things even we can’t stop, like the COVID-19 pandemic or the recent Caldor fire that drastically impacted many couples’ plans for a Tahoe wedding. However, even if something like that happens around your wedding, you’re not alone. The Epic Thyme team is dedicated to finding a solution to every problem and helping you remain hopeful and excited for your special day in the midst of it.
2. Utilize Your Wedding Insurance
Your wedding planner is the most important resource for dealing with wedding disappointment. The second most important resource is your wedding insurance. Wedding insurance is vital. Regardless of how far along you are in the wedding planning process, purchase wedding insurance if you haven’t already. If these past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that life doesn’t always go as planned. And while your wedding planner can develop a plan B and solve many problems, if you have to postpone or cancel your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, your wedding insurance ensures you don’t lose a bunch of money. Discover everything you need to know about wedding insurance to make sure your Tahoe wedding investment is protected.
3. Be as Patient and Flexible as Possible
Your wedding planner and vendor team care so much about your wedding, almost as if it were their own. At least, that’s how we feel here at Epic Thyme. So, when your Tahoe wedding doesn’t go as planned, we take that to heart and do everything we can to find the perfect solution. While it is easy to take your frustrations out on the people around you, the best way to manage wedding disappointment is to remain as patient and flexible as possible. Creative solutions come to life in a positive environment when everyone works together.
A wedding plan B may not have been your first choice, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as wonderful and amazing, if not more. Is a huge thunderstorm forecasted for your wedding day? Rather than panicking, implement a plan B. Move your reception indoors if possible, or rent a large tent that offers protection from the elements. While it may feel disappointing in the moment, great things can come from it, like gorgeous kissing in the rain wedding photos that you wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.
4. Prepare for the Unexpected Ahead of Time
One of the ways you can manage wedding disappointment is to prepare yourself to deal with the unexpected. Inclement weather is one of the most common wedding disasters for couples, but there are things you can do to avoid letting bad weather take over your wedding day. First, before you even pick a date, search for past weather history on your wedding date. Learn from history. If it’s rained every year in Lake Tahoe on a specific date, it’s wise not to choose that date for your wedding (unless you want a rainy-day wedding, of course).
Second, consider the season and prepare in advance for the weather. Lake Tahoe is gorgeous year-round, but there are definitely things to consider, like the fact that snowstorms are still likely in April and even May. The more you know about the season of your Tahoe wedding, the better you can prepare ahead of time, whether that be ensuring an indoor reception location is available if needed or having extra heaters on hand in case winter comes early or stays late.
Wedding Disappointment Doesn’t Stop Epic Thyme
At Epic Thyme, our goal is for you to have the perfect wedding from start to finish. We make the planning process easy and fun while supporting you in every way possible, so your entire experience is ideal. We are Tahoe locals and understand the intricacies of the beautiful Lake Tahoe. We also have partnerships with the best vendors in the area who are just as dedicated to your special day as we are. Together, we manage any and every potential wedding disappointment to make sure they don’t turn into wedding disasters. Learn more about our Lake Tahoe wedding planning services to discover all of the ways we help bring your dream wedding to life!