It is wedding season once again! Either you are going to a wedding, in the process of planning a wedding, or just attended a wedding. Wedding fever is catchy especially if you are in the bridal party’s family.
Recently my niece got married in Montana. Montana in June is not really ideal for an out side wedding. Of course outside weddings can be touch and go anywhere. There always has to be a Plan B. Naturally the bride or groom don’t want Plan B otherwise they would not have planned an outside wedding! This all leads up to say it rained, hailed and snowed for my nieces’ wedding and Plan B had to be initiated.
The thrills of being involved with wedding preparations are fun but it is really fun after the event. In hind sight the search, anguish and quest for the right dress for the wedding and the rehearsal dinner is child’s play compared to the main event, especially if you have to go to Plan B and there is no wedding planner!
Here is what I have learned from a recent Plan B employment:
- Some one has to make the decision early enough to alert key guests on where the wedding will take place
- Some one has to go to the outdoor location and direct those guests who didn’t get a call or text
- Groomsmen, ushers, and lots of strong young people need to be enlisted in the job of moving tables and chairs
- The Maid of Honor and Best Man have to comfort, support and pump up the bride and groom
- Rehearsal should include a run through of Plan B
My niece and her husband had a great time. Their experience will be a lifetime of stories. From the obnoxious hairstylist, the change in venue of the rehearsal dinner, the cold miserable weather, the guests calling and texting for directions, the disoriented officiant and of course to the implementation of Plan B are all funny anecdotes now!
Have you been involved in any wedding thrills?