Picture it: You've waited your whole life for your perfect wedding day. Your vows are written, and all of the details are planned with care, precision and love. Finally, after months of planning and years of dreaming, the time has come for you and your Prince Charming to declare your eternal commitment to each other and ride off into the sunset in the horse-drawn carriage that you reserved months in advance.
And then the horse dies.
Such an incident is one of the many unexpected, ridiculous and frenzy-inducing issues that brides face every single day. Joy Braas, of Nashville, Tenn., was helping her sister prepare for her wedding day when they received an unexpected call.
"My sister reserved a horse and carriage to take them from the wedding to the reception," explains Joy. "About two days from the wedding, we got a call that the horse died! We scrambled and found a limo that was available, got a driver that was a friend of the family, and it was OK, but not quite the same!"
Joy and her sister were levelheaded enough to make do with an unfortunate situation, rather than having a well-earned panic attack. As sad as we are for the horse and its owners, much more catastrophic events (quite literally, in some cases) could've occurred.
We've got 10 worst-case wedding scenarios -- and a few handy hints on how to manage them.