Common Things That Can Go Wrong During Your Wedding Day
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Common Things That Can Go Wrong During Your Wedding Day

We all hope that our wedding day is going to go as smoothly as possible.

That said, we do sometimes know that things are going to go wrong.

These are usually minor, and, in the grand scheme of things, with all the excitement and emotion, they will simply pass you by.

However, there are times when something major can happen during your wedding day and often, these things are completely out of your control.

So, what can you do?

Where do you stand legally when it comes to a problem on your wedding day?

The venue mentioned there may be construction work during my wedding day, however, it is much worse than they said it would be.

Your venue is a big part of your wedding day, and chances are that you have chosen that particular venue for the way it looks.

Sometimes, venues can have construction work planned in that will coincide with your wedding, is it down to the venue to tell you that these works are happening.

For many couples this has little to no impact, however, if the work is quite major, then it can actually end up causing certain areas of your venue being unusable, particularly for photographs.

If this happens, then you are legally entitled to ask your venue for a refund of some kind, this could be a small amount or something much more considerable.

Depending on the extent of the work that was carried out.

The wedding dress was bought in store, and then professionally altered in the same store.

They did not alter the dress properly and it does not fit.

They are refusing to carry out any further alterations on the dress, so do I need to pay them for this part of the service, or should I ask them to make the changes?

It is a bit of a nightmare to think that your wedding dress will end up not fitting you, especially since it is one of the pivotal parts of any wedding day.

Often, wedding dress shops will offer an alteration service as a part of purchasing a wedding dress from them, and if they are providing this service, then you are within your rights to expect it to be provided with reasonable care and skill.

If not, then you may be able to argue this within the Consumer Rights Act 2015, as a breach of contract, this could end up with the store having to alter the dress at no additional cost.

We have had the photos/videos back from the photographer/videographer and they are not the quality that we expected to receive.

Is there anything that we can do?

When you book a photographer or videographer for your wedding, you are going to want them to capture every moment as clear as day.

The majority of photographers are incredibly skilled in what they do and you should not worry about what you will receive.

However, some couples have received their videos or images, only to find that it was not what they expected.

Much like the wedding dress alterations, if you are not happy with what you have received then you may be able to progress this complaint as a part of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

These problems are few and far between, and in the most part, weddings run smoothly.

That said, it is good to know that there are things that you can do to make sure that you are covered.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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