Who plans for a hurricane to come through the mountains of Vermont during a September wedding?!
On my wedding day, what started out as a picture perfect sunny day, turned into a dash through the rain drops into the building in the middle of the ceremony - power being lost, trees falling on the entrance drive and a tent nearly flying away. There was a brief moment of collective panic when thinking about where 170 people could go: Where was there a space that would take our catering? Support our entertainment? Where would we set up the bar?
It is very true that when disaster happens, those around you can be your life-line! In our case, it was family and friends who were there to save the day. They pitched in to move cocktail hour inside to wait out the storm. My brothers were able to move the tree and drive into town for a generator. The lights came on and the party started. In the end it all came together to be the most memorable and special night. It was a truly amazing.
The crises management was exactly how a Corinthian Events team would handle a situation: calmly, with a clear head, safety in mind,and some humor to keep sprits up! You can't predict a disaster, but you can be sure that you have the best possible life-line to keep your event afloat.
Event Nightmare: Tamara O'Malley