Friday, August 06, 2010

What can possibly go wrong??

Order of business for having a wedding:

1. Couple gets engaged but want to get married right away!
2. There is only one suitable venue for miles that is available in on short notice...its available on a Sunday..July the date is set..July 11th it is.
3. Guests are invited.

4. Bride is notified that original dress ordered for Bride is out of stock and discontinued.
5. Bride finds second dress. It is the only one in her size in the Continental United States and the zipper is broken
6. Zipper is repaired but fabric is gathered on the side seams of the dress and will not lie flat.
7. Dress finally altered and repaired 4 days before the wedding...Whew!

8. Bridesmaid's dresses are a completely different color than they appeared online....(this seemed to bother no one but the mother of the Bride) and it turned out fine..lovely actually.

9. Guests begin arriving ( happy day!)

10. Mother of the Groom loses her ID at the airport, never to be seen again.

11. Tree falls on house of Bride's parents. At least that cuts down on the squirrels in their yard. No one is hurt, thank goodness!

12. Wedding must go on so everyone climbs over tree, cuts car out from under the branches and carries on.

13. Mother of the Bride carts everything over to the venue for decor, food etc., stopping several times along the way for pickups only to have the car die at the venue not to be started again without a tow and a mechanic.

14. Wedding goes off without a hitch

15. Enough food is left over to feed the neighborhood...literally...several are called in to take leftovers home.

And they lived happily ever after...The End!

(at least that's how we do weddings in our family)


Felisol said...

I love that last sentence. It makes up for all the obstacles on the road towards the"happily ever after".

The dress was a dream, I've double clicked the pictures and yes, it was worth all the trouble.

There are huge cultural differences when it comes to weddings in America and Norway.

I think the American weddings must like a wonderful young girl's dream come true.

I am , however happy that we have more simple standards.
I couldn't manage even the preparations of a wedding.

Serina has been at one wedding this summer and will attend a second in a week.

I don't expect either windfall nor other complications for the bride and groom or the guests.

You have hopefully had some good weeks recovering?
You should be proud and happy for your wonderful daughter.

Mrs. Mac said...

No sparing the details here Cheryl:) What a good 'save' you and the family pulled off! In years to come ... this will be the 'remember when' topic everyone speaks of;) Hoping you are getting some rest and relaxation .. by any degree it has to be easier than the wedding event. Best wishes for a long and happily ever after life for your daughter and her husband.


Danielle said...

It's what makes the best memories...the things that go wrong!!!..looking back at them of course.

Constance said...

The way I figure it, marriage will be a whole easier than getting married!! Ha Ha!

Let the good times roll!
Connie said...

You see, this is why we are called Steel Magnolias! Especially the MOTB. She is the epitome of all that is organized and good. She can make something out of nothing. Actually, this is how the bride ges her training. It is a beautiful thing to witness and with such grace and style. You are the Queen, my friend. Bask in your gloriousness...

jayjay said...

Well it sure didn't look like all that happened on the photos! What a story - and look, they all lived happily ever after. Well done, Cheryl.

Gili said...

Even with the random moments of panic, it was one of the most joyous weekends of my life to see my best friend marry her true love :)

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Pat said...

Oh Chery, my favorite was #8...the bridesmaids dresses being a different color, but no one cared but you! That would be me!
Well, you say you love putting together events...I'd say you and the family did a great job on this was awesome!

Margie said...

all i can think of is... what God has joined together let no man put under... or whoever that goes!

Saija said...

awwww, even through the trials - looks like good memories were made as a young couple starts their live together!

Deb said...

Stopping by to say hello....wondering when it is we're all going to be blogging regulary again! ;)

The wedding photos are beautiful, by the way!

Crown of Beauty said...

This post is so well done, we get a bird's eyeview of that momentous event... a nutshell, yes, but gave me a pretty good idea of how things went!

Haven't been around your blog much, but I was in the neighborhood and I wanted to say hello!