The Best Laid Plans
You know what they say about the best laid plans...
Well sometimes that saying applies to the wedding day. Things can go wrong, even with the most detailed planning laid out. To give some perspective, I talked to some of the most fabulous married ladies I know to find out what kind of mishaps they encountered on their big day and how they handled them.
Many brides will tell you about how utterly perfect and amazing their big day was, and rightly so. Many will also be able to tell you about a few little things that maybe could have gone better, but ultimately make for a good story to tell later.
For me, my wedding was amazing. My mother (and ultimate wedding planner extraordinaire) had everything perfectly planned and executed. So perfectly so, that I didn't know until several months after the wedding that we had forgotten to order forks to serve with the cake! Luckily, at the last minute we acquired some forks and all was well in the world.
One of my favorite wedding stories however, is about my beloved pup, Coco. She had so graciously accepted the responsibility of being the ring bearer, to walk down the aisle with my 4 year old niece. At the rehearsal we instructed my niece to walk with her leash and not to pull too much, just to let Coco walk at her own pace. All seemed well. The next day, Coco decided that she'd rather watch the ceremony from the back center of the aisle instead of walking down it, resulting in my niece stopping, mid aisle, yelling "Aunt Tina says I'm not supposed to pull! I'm not supposed to pull!" Thank goodness for amazing bridesmaids, as one of mine calmly walked down the aisle and retrieved both flower girl and pup, all of whom happily found their places and the ceremony continued, resulting in a hilarious stream of photos to be memorialized for good.
All in all, I think the general consensus is, no matter what the issue, don't let it consume you and just keep having fun!
Tune in next week to hear from a few other brides about their best laid plans!
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