Comments: A Wedding And Lessons Learned

Sounds familar. My brother last August announced he was getting married that October. They wanted a small wedding (about 50 people) and a clambake. I made the cake and my mom with all her friends planned it. We were lucky that it all fell into place.

Posted by Sarah G. at March 22, 2005 09:22 PM

Sometimes the funny glitches make the best memories. In our case, it was my sister (the maid of honor) putting her dress on backwards and Paul's brother getting lost between the front and the back of the sanctuary. And then there was the matter of my leaving a crucial undergarment at my apartment with my vision-impaired friends and their ride who was quite late, especially considering that one was the guest book attendant, the other was the soloist, and I couldn't get dressed until they arrived (10 minutes before the ceremony). Ha ha. ;)

Posted by Lenise at March 23, 2005 10:15 AM

That's a good point about having an experienced coordinator. At the least they can make a checkoff list and help avoid the panic mode.

Since you did not mention it, I'm guessing that your youngsters behaved OK and did not draw attention away from the ceremony. That must have been a big relief. You train them, you give repeated instructions, but until it is actually showtime you don't know how well they will do, despite fervent prayers and crossed fingers.

Posted by MarcV at March 23, 2005 11:47 AM

They did okay, Marc. The Girl loved walking down the aisle and so did her seven year old female cousin. The Boy and his his five year old male cousin, decided at the last minute that they didn't want to be in a wedding. Having bought their clothes and dressed them up because they said they wanted to do it, they were informed by their parents that they didn't have a choice any longer. Neither one messed up or anything, but they both looked a little grumpy walking down the aisle.

Posted by Jordana at March 23, 2005 12:03 PM

I love weddings and always want to step in and help with something forgotten. Mr. Mayhem said I should be a wedding planner since I'm such a planner and a stickler for details.

Posted by Mercy at March 23, 2005 12:08 PM

I bet you'd be great at it, Mercy. We didn't have a pro doing our wedding, just a nice, but slightly bossy, woman from church who knew what needed to be done and how to get it accomplished. Women from church also handled all the food at our reception and a college friend drafted his family to do our music. I think people forget that even simple things require planning at times.

Posted by Jordana at March 23, 2005 12:13 PM

"Simple thongs", eh? I sense an opening for Terry here ;)

Posted by Lenise at March 23, 2005 01:50 PM

Oooops! I had to fix that, Lenise. Can't have all this thong talk related to the wedding. That's really more honeymoon material. ;)

Posted by Jordana at March 23, 2005 01:53 PM

I would think an opening in a thong would be a very bad thing. Or thong. IN ANY EVENT, it sounds like you handled it very well, Jordana. Reba has directed a couple of weddings and is pretty good at it. Biggest thing is keeping your cool. And you'll probably find out, once people know you know a little bit about such goings-on, they'll start asking you to direct for them, too. And believe it or not, it can be fun.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 23, 2005 04:54 PM