My sister recently went to a wedding which had been planned and timed to perfection.Unfortunately, despite all the planning, the Bride had absolutely no control over what her guests did, particularly her own Grandmother.
Guests kept offering Granny glasses of Scotch thinking they were being hospitable and looking after her. However, no-one was really aware just how much she was actually drinking.
So unfortunately, smack bang in the middle of the Bride’s speech, she collapsed, falling off her chair and pulling the tablecloth and everything with it onto the floor. She had to be rushed to hospital and she missed the rest of the wedding.
Granny fortunately made a good recovery although she naturally feels a little sheepish about what happened.
However, I’m sure the Bride and Groom will eventually forget the episode even though their guests may remember the interruption for a long time to come.
Something similar happened at my brother’s wedding 20 years ago. The wedding reception was outdoors in a gorgeous garden setting.
However, the ground was a bit damp and during the speeches my Aunty felt the legs of her chair sinking into the ground. Feeling as though she was about to fall, she grabbed on to my Grandmother who in turn grabbed onto the tablecloth. They ended up falling backwards and my parents ended up wearing their wine.
My Mother is still mortified to this day about what happened.
However, when I asked my brother about it he says he has no memory of it at all.
So perhaps unplanned wedding interruptions are oblivious to the blissful Bride and Groom.
It would be good to think that this was the case because this story just reminded me about how I personally contributed to a Bride’s wedding disaster. I was working in Event Management many years ago and told the caterers to cut the wedding cake up (including the top layer). I seriously thought that was what the Bride asked for. Err no; she wanted to keep the top layer for her first child’s christening. She was hysterical.
And just so you know, there is really no easy way to glue a cake back together….believe me I tried…
So tell me, do you know of any wedding stories which have turned a little sour?