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12 Unexpected Reception Disasters

There are some difficult to anticipate problems out there -- but you don't have to worry, because we're giving you the heads up.

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Wedding Disaster #1: A Ruined Wedding Dress

The Problem: It's the morning of and it's raining. Even if your wedding ceremony and reception will be inside, you’ve to get to the chapel without messing up your dress and hairstyle. Plus now you can’t take photos outside in front of your favorite spots like you had planned.

The Solution: Embrace the rain. Send a bridesmaid or close friend out to buy a dozen golf umbrellas for you and your bridal party (even better if you can get them in your wedding colors!). To ensure your hair stays put, ask your hairstylist to accompany you to the ceremony for a last-minute touch-up. When it’s time to take pictures, grab a pair of cute rain boots and a matching umbrella for a romantic photo shoot -- some of our all-time favorite wedding photos are of newlyweds kissing beneath an umbrella big enough for two.

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Photo: Kris Drake Photography, Minneapolis, MN