Hosts have a vision for their event. A beautiful itinerary is composed and the stage is set for wonderful things to happen. Events usually go as planned. But things can occur that alter the proposed schedule. I experienced this happening at a recent wedding where I was the DJ/Master of Ceremonies and Pianist. I started seeing the event go off schedule before I had even started.
Now it is true that the times of an itinerary are flexible and an event can float 15 minutes in either direction and in most cases it is totally possible to catch up and get to everything that was planned.
But time was passing and the guests were too long at the cocktail hour. The weather was hot. The couple was not yet done with their family pictures. After a while, I felt a bit helpless to correct the situation.
In this discussion, I asked Tobey how she would handle an event that was running late.
She illustrated several factors that can influence schedule. Her insight, examples and level headed solutions made sense and some even surprised me.
And now please enjoy “Event Running Late.”
About Tobey Dodge
Tobey is a published author, Wedding Consultant, Founder and CEO of Prepaired.com.
About Eric Zimmermann
Eric is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Bandleader, and Co-founder of Elegant Music. Eric is also a commercial actor in Los Angeles and host of Wedding & Event Podcast.