Some wedding disasters are awful but not unprecedented. For example, if you’re planning a beach wedding, there’s always a chance that it’ll rain on the big day. But what about accidents that are less predictable? Here are just a few crazy fiascos to avoid.

Power Outages

This can happen anywhere, but there’s an increased danger if you’ve booked a venue somewhere overseas or outdoors. Tropical rains can bring down electrical grids on islands that aren’t equipped to deal with them, and anything involving cords, outlets, and adapters is going to run a risk of not working in general. You’ll need to look into backup sources of power if you don’t want to make your toasts in the dark. This would definitely not be the most opportune thing to have happen during such an event as a wedding.  This would be truly saddening and demoralizing. Make sure this kind of stuff does not happen on your big day.

Allergic Reactions

This is why you should always include an “allergies” section in your RSVPs. This step can save you a lot of heartache and backtracking on such a big day. Before you shell out for oysters or expensive cheese platters, make sure that no one in attendance will break into hives just by sharing cutlery with them. Some companies, like Marine Agency, know that you don’t have to rearrange your menu for other people, but you can take precautions to limit their exposure. It’s also a good idea for you and your future spouse to stick to known dishes that won’t make you sick. You don’t want to try something for the first time at your reception and then spend your honeymoon in the bathroom.

Unavailable Venues

You can go without a lot of things at your wedding, but the venue isn’t one of them. This will leave you in a real pickle if mudslides make the church inaccessible or if the resort unexpectedly goes out of business a week before you’re meant to walk down the aisle. You should definitely get your wedding insured so that you’ll be covered in every scenario. A good policy will help you reschedule or get a refund. Make sure you check on these things when first reserving your venue, as each individual venue will have different policies regarding these sort of things.

Missing Drivers, Deliveries, and DJs

Double-check everything in the week leading up to your wedding. Call the florist, the caterer, the band, the photographer, and the limo driver, and talk to the staff at your chosen venue. Get everyone to confirm the dates and times of their tasks. This simple step can save a lot of hassle during such a day that will be packed with so much activity. Not only can this prevent no-shows on the big day, but it can also give you a chance to work out any last-minute problems that have arisen.

No one likes to think about their wedding being ruined by unforeseen events, but the truth is that accidents can happen at any time, so it pays to be prepared. Use these suggestions to make sure that your “I do” doesn’t turn into “oh no.”