If Anything Can Go Wrong...

How to handle the nightmare before blissfulness.




Getting married to the person of your dreams should be the best day of your life. But months of precision planning can go awry in the time it takes for a seam to split, a heel to snap or Mother Nature to go berserk. Just ask Amy Kates.

Kates and her husband, Sean Fuller, had been planning the fairy tale outdoor ceremony of their dreams for Aug. 27, 2011, at the Brandywine Manor House in Honey Brook, Pa. The long-range forecast looked perfect. But then Hurricane Irene popped up on radar and the warnings went out.

Kates cried. “I spent most of the day with a bag of frozen vegetables on my face, it was so swollen,” recalls the 29-year-old writer from Wilmington.

But she was smart. She chose a venue with a backup plan and a wedding planner to coordinate those vexing last minute changes. In the end, she got married. Most of her guests turned out. None of her vendors canceled.

Weather is not the only thing that can derail your plans. Indeed, weddings are rife with opportunities for mishaps. And though it’s impossible to predict everything that might go wrong on your wedding day, here are some tips on what to do if the unexpected occurs.

 

What to do if...your venue cancels

Bankruptcies. Fires. Burst pipes. Anything can cause your venue to shut down. Wedding planner Kameron McConnell (Wilmington, 762-5765, afflairevents.com) recommends checking hotels, because they typically have more than one ballroom. Fire halls are also a possibility, and many have upgraded their banquet facilities. Switching your date from a Saturday to a Friday or Sunday will increase your chances of finding a venue, says Jeff Robinson, sales and marketing director at Deerfield (507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com). So will your willingness to travel a bit farther, says Bradford Billet, sales manager and wedding coordinator at Executive Banquet & Conference Center (205 Executive Drive, Newark, 731-1800, executivebanquets.com), which has two smaller rooms in Kennett Square and Essington, Pa.

 

What to do if...an important vendor bails

Wedding planners recommend you seek out a seasoned professional before pressing a friend or relative into service or trying to do it yourself. For a last-minute caterer, try Bachetti Brothers (4723 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 994-4467, bachettis.com). This large operation has plenty of experience with disasters. “We’re the go-to folks for the Red Cross,” says vice president Kevin Varrasse. “We can put together a wedding in about six hours.”

If a baker bows out, Serpe & Sons (1411 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere, 994-1868, serpesbakery.com) can honor a same-day request for a formal wedding cake. Bing’s Bakery (253 E. Main St., Newark, 737-5310, bingsbakery.com) can batter up a basic sheet cake in a few hours. Looking for something different? Cake Break (7 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 260-9264, cakebreakrehoboth.com) can do a whimsical cupcake tower in a day or two.

Photog a no-show? Foschi Photography (2107 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 529-1339, photographybyfoschi.com) and Creative Image Associates (18 Spinet Road, Newark, 731-9142, ciaphoto.com) keep their batteries charged and photogs on standby in anticipation of that last-minute call for help.

Don’t let your wedding be remembered as the day the music died. Both DJ Express (Wilmington, 478-9432, djexpress.org) and Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys (Wilmington, 529-9200, tombarrett.com) have reserve personnel on hand for emergencies. “We deliberately under-book because situations come up,” says Barrett. As a last resort, have someone hook up their iPod to the venue’s sound system.

Getting a replacement florist is easy, provided you’re flexible. Boyd’s Flowers (2103 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 421-2900, boydsflowerconnection.com) and Bed of Roses (42 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3800, bedofrosesrehoboth.com) can satisfy last-minute requests if brides are satisfied with the in-store selection.

 

What to do if...your officiant fails to show

Delaware law states that anyone can do the “I do’s” provided that person is an ordained minister. Meeting that requirement is as easy as logging onto themonastery.org, the Web site of the Universal Life Church. “An online ordination takes about five minutes and it’s legal,” says Greenville wedding and event planner Erin Proud (656-6897, proudtoplan.com). “My whole staff is ordained.”

 

What to do if…a ring bearer or flower girl gets stage fright

Very often a child will perform well at rehearsal but freeze during the ceremony. Bribe, but never force, says Proud. More often than not, the child will be the son or daughter of a member of the wedding party or a guest, so mom or dad can try coaxing them up the aisle. Or you can have the maid-of-honor escort them, clearing the way for the bride’s entrance.

 

What to do if…you break a nail

You want your hands to look perfect when your fiancé slips that ring on your finger, so a broken nail simply will not do on your big day. “If you can’t get back to the salon, the best bet is to have a kit with a file, some nail glue and some polish, just like you would do with your makeup,” says Leslee Belmore, nail technician at Bad Hair Day? (45 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4247, badhairday.biz). Better yet, reduce the chances of a mishap with a manicure a day or two before your wedding. If your nails are healthy, Belmore recommends strengthening them with a shellac polish. Nail biters can go with acrylic or gel nails.

 

What to do if…your heel breaks

No matter what you’ve seen in the movies, you can’t repair a broken heel with a wad of gum. Nor can you snap off the other heel and magically turn your designer stilettos into a pair of ballet flats. Broken heels are emergencies best left to professionals. But if you can’t get to a shoe repair shop, a tube of Super Glue can be a lifesaver. “It forms almost like a rock and holds anything together pretty much forever,” says Michael Flood, owner of Shoe Tech Shoe Repair (111 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 656-0405, shoetechinc.com). That quick fix will get you through the ceremony, he says, but you’d best switch to another pair of shoes—or go barefoot—for dancing.

 

What to do if…your complexion throws a fit

Why is it that our bodies manifest stress where it’s most visible? Blemishes, dark circles and puffy eyes are part and parcel of pre-wedding jitters. But a skilled makeup artist can get your complexion camera-ready. “Wedding makeup is heavier than what you typically wear, plus we use a lot of primers and concealers to cover things,” says Diana Taylor, owner of Lillian Taylor Cosmetics and manager of the makeup department at Michael Christopher Salon (2006 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 658-0842, michaelchristopher.com). She also recommends a lot of pre-wedding pampering. “Drink plenty of water, limit the alcohol at the rehearsal dinner and forego skin-care treatments that might cause irritation the week before the wedding.”

 

What to do if…your gown doesn’t fit or gets stained

If your gown feels like a corset even after the final fitting, don’t panic. Instead, take it to either the Bridal & Tuxedo Shoppe (124 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, 731-8802, bridal-and-tuxedo.com) or Bride 2 Be by Hope Mitchell (17605 Nassau Commons Boulevard, Lewes, 645-2485, bride2bebyhope.com). Both have seamstresses on staff and can turn around most minor alterations overnight. If the situation is beyond repair, grab an off-the-rack number from the hundreds each has in stock.

Stains and soiled hemlines are inevitable. What to do? Nothing, experts say. “Home remedies tend to set the stain, making it tough on us,” says Mark Peters, owner of North Hills Cleaners (211 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 764-1234, northhillscleaners.com). Instead, blot the stain with a white napkin or towel, then rush it to a reputable gown cleaner.

 

What to do if…the rings go missing

Wedding rings can escape even the most vigilant surveillance. “It’s considered ‘haunted’ to borrow someone else’s rings for your ceremony,” says event planner Jo Anne Hewlett (Newark, 731-4140, makeamemoryde.com), who recalls pulling the ring off a church fire extinguisher for a couple in need. Proud recommends buying some craft-store rings for back-up and never putting the real deals on the ring bearer’s pillow.

 

What to do if…your fiancée goes missing

Not a good sign, but before you panic, check the calendar. If you inadvertently—and unwisely—scheduled your wedding to coincide with a big sporting event, head to the nearest big-screen TV. Your intended and his groomsmen will likely be in front of it. But don’t expect anyone to move before the buzzer sounds or the last out gets called. “After all, somebody might score,” says Hewlett.

 

What to do if…someone faints or gets sick

Weddings are prime environments for fainting spells. Dehydration, stress and an empty stomach are common triggers, says Bayhealth Medical Center emergency physician Dr. Ashok Subramanian, so prepare accordingly. These events are usually not serious, so the person will come to in a few seconds. But if someone does take a run-of-the-mill nosedive, make sure they’re not hurt, then have the person lie down for 15 to 20 minutes before attempting to get up.

If a member of the wedding party catches a cold, keep her away from the bride and groom, says McConnell, who once saw a maid-of-honor get sick at the altar. If a more serious condition forces an attendant to drop out, the couple might want to reimburse their expenses.

 

What to do if…kids act like kids

If you invite kids, keep them occupied. Proud suggests putting small toys or activity books in the pews to keep them busy during the ceremony. You might also hire a babysitter for the reception and let them have one room to themselves. Or you can get them constructively involved in the festivities. “At one reception, the kids got disposable cameras and a list of things to shoot,” says Proud. “They took their job seriously, and the pictures were cute.”

 

What to do if…grown-ups act like kids

Weddings bring out the best—and worst—in people. You can hope that adversaries will bury the hatchet, or at least not wield it. But why take chances? Make sure there’s at least an aisle between them at the ceremony and that they’re seated far apart at the reception, says McConnell. Have the maid-of-honor review the best man’s toast for inappropriate content. Proud suggests recruiting the best man’s spouse or girlfriend to keep an eye on the guys to nix any pre-wedding tomfoolery.

 

What to do if…if your photos turn out awful

Photographs are all that remain of your wedding day, so it’s important that they be perfect. Restoration experts like Young’s Studio of Photography (134 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 734-2447, youngsstudio.com) can brighten your smile, clear your complexion, restyle your hair and even change your clothes. But if your photos were shot by another photographer, you’ll need to get permission to take them again elsewhere. Another option: re-staging some of your favorite shots, says wedding photographer Kyle Ten Eyck, owner of Modex Photography in Lewes (228-0855, modexphoto.com). His reshoot rates start at $300 an hour.

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Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
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For more information, please contact: Dave Ruffner ​Rehoboth Beach Film Society 107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-645-9095, ext. 4 administrator@rehobothfilm.com...

Cost: Free

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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This art exhibit features fine art works and three dimensional pieces that embrace the subject “red.” Artist are free to use their imagination and creativity, so works will include...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gibby Center for the Arts
51W Main St.
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
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A spoiled orphan girl is sent to live with her uncle on the Yorkshire moors and discovers renewed life, for herself and her sickly cousin, in bringing her dead aunt’s secret garden back to...

Cost: $15–$18

Where:
The Secret Garden
47 W Main St.
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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Playing folk, Americana and blues, Sand Creek is a central Delaware institution of a band.   Friends of Folk is a nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion and preservation...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
The Old State House
25 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 739-9194
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Art, the fourth element of hip-hop, comes alive for enthusiasts of both art and hip-hop. Let your inner creativity and love for hip-hop hit the canvas. "All I Need" is...

Cost: $40

Where:
Humpty's Dumplings
277 N Keswick Ave
Glenside, PA  19038
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Sponsor: Creative Paint Nites
Telephone: 267-312-8339
Contact Name: Charisse R McGill
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Ditch the winter whites for a world of dazzling color at Longwood Gardens, where you can stroll through thousands of orchids in bloom. Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org 

Where:
, DE

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Regional artists Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall and Dan Jackson explore the concept of place—physical, emotional and spiritual—in...

Where:
, DE

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Christiana Care at the New Castle Farmers Market Location: New Castle Farmers Market, 110 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, Market Stage Area Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Routine screenings for...

Where:
, DE

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A successful writer of Broadway thrillers is struggling to overcome a dry spell when he receives a script from a student —a potential Broadway hit. Thereafter suspense...

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, DE

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Our Winter Group Show features oil paintings by Rosemary Castiglioni, Jim Gears and Mary Ann Weselyk. Still-life paintings with subtle color variations by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Features activities and crafts that help visitors learn about local and national political roles in environmental conservation. Visitors can learn about the battle that politicians fought for a...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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The Philly Home Show will inspire your inner HGTV star at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from Feb. 12–14 and 19–21. The show will feature highly interactive...

Cost: $13

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Guests can explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and...

Cost: $0-14

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
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Penn Museum opens the world premiere exhibition The Golden Age of King Midas—featuring ancient treasures on loan from the Republic of Turkey—with a spectacular daylong public...

Cost: $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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This art exhibit features fine art works and three dimensional pieces that embrace the subject “red.” Artist are free to use their imagination and creativity, so works will include...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gibby Center for the Arts
51 W Main St.
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Gibby Center for the Arts
Telephone: 302-449-5396
Contact Name: Caroline Zeitler
Website »

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For more information, please contact: Dave Ruffner ​Rehoboth Beach Film Society 107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-645-9095, ext. 4 administrator@rehobothfilm.com...

Cost: Free

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth will co-present "Tab Hunter Confidential" and "Portrait of a Serial Monogamist" as part of its annual Another Take...

Cost: $8

Where:
Metropolitan Community Church
19369 Plantation Rd.
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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"La Sylphide" shares the beautiful and romantic story of our hero, James—a young Scottish farmer who, on the eve of hid wedding, abandons his betrothed, Effie, after being...

Cost: $25

Where:
Salesanium School
1801 North Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Academy of International Ballet
Telephone: 1-866-908-5666
Contact Name: Denis Gronostayskiy
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Venture back with us for an evening where we re-imagine the Victorian Industrial Age as seen through our steam-powered, futuristic goggles.  Our biggest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds...

Cost: $100-$110

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 West South Street
Smyrna, DE  19977
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A spoiled orphan girl is sent to live with her uncle on the Yorkshire moors and discovers renewed life, for herself and her sickly cousin, in bringing her dead aunt’s secret garden back to...

Cost: $15–$18

Where:
The Secret Garden
47 W Main St.
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Location: St. Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington Time: Registration: 11:30 a.m. Race: 12:30 p.m. Fee: $25 (until Thursday, Feb. 11), $35 after and day of event...

Where:
, DE

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Location: Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes Date: Saturday, Feb. 13 (and the second Saturday of each month) Time: 9 a.m. Fee: Free For more...

Where:
, DE

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Ditch the winter whites for a world of dazzling color at Longwood Gardens, where you can stroll through thousands of orchids in bloom. Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org 

Where:
, DE

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A successful writer of Broadway thrillers is struggling to overcome a dry spell when he receives a script from a student —a potential Broadway hit. Thereafter suspense...

Where:
, DE

More information

Regional artists Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall and Dan Jackson explore the concept of place—physical, emotional and spiritual—in...

Where:
, DE

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