You want your wedding day to be perfect. Hiring the right vendors is essential to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Not only will they be able to perform the job to your high standards. They’ve also seen just about everything; if something goes wrong. Chances are they’ve already dealt with a similar situation in the past and already have ways of fixing it.

However, there are some things that your vendors have no control over. Don’t hold the vendors accountable if any of the situations below pop up at your wedding. They’re only human, too, you know.

1.) Bad weather. Bad weather happens. If you don’t have an indoor location. You’re pretty much putting yourself at risk for whatever Mother Nature might have in store. If it rains on your wedding day and you don’t feel like getting a bunch of umbrella photos with your bridesmaids, don’t blame the photographer for a lack of photos. Trust us, they’ll try to make up for it later by dragging you off the dance floor the second the clouds break, but if you wanted a picture with the landscape and it’s been pouring rain for the last three days, you can’t blame them.

2.) The bugs. Besides the venue (they should give you fair warning if they have an abundance of bugs in the summertime), your other vendors can’t be held accountable for the creepy crawlers. Sure, your bakery probably knows a trick or two to keep the ants and flies away from your gorgeous cake, but that’s about as far as they can go.

3.) The guests. Your vendors have no control over the people you invite. It’s the DJ’s job to get people riled up and dancing, and it’s the bartender’s job to serve the alcohol (as long as your guests can provide adequate proof that they are legally drinking). If your guests get too drunk or loud and crazy, it’s neither the DJ’s nor the bartender’s fault. You probably already know the patrons that tend to overdrink, so assign a wedding party member to keep an eye on them.

4.) The timeframe. If your DJ needs an hour to set up before the show, don’t expect them to be able to do it in 30 minutes. The photographer might need two hours to get in all the photos on your list. If your hair and makeup crew runs late, don’t expect your photographer to be able to snap all the photos you requested in 20 minutes.

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