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Taking the Little Things in Stride

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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My day job entails what I affectionately call "cat herding of rocket scientists". That's only partially an exaggeration. There are days when I'm successful, and days that I'm not. I struggle - as a Type A perfectionist - with the idea of just letting the failures go and taking them in stride. Then I remember that one time at my wedding, and I realize that if THAT happened THAT way, nothing else will ever be worse.

Okay, lay it on me: what's the funniest disaster from your wedding? Did you take it in stride?


by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Jul. 9, 2014 at 9:56 AM

No weddings here.

lil_mama06
by Member on Jul. 9, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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Not sure it counts as a disaster but we lived on the arizona/nevada border...I totally forgot about time change...SO I booked our wedding in arizona at 6pm and the reception in nevada for 7pm...Makes sense right?...Well we have our wedding and pictures, go to the reception and it's not set up yet...I ask they say yes it's set for 7pm it's only 6pm...I was like UGH OH....So we walked through the casino to the gift shop and the arcade...We weren't old enough to drink or gamble....lol....

LaniBee
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Oh no! I probably would have made that mistake also. Sounds like you handled it just fine!  lol

Quoting lil_mama06:

Not sure it counts as a disaster but we lived on the arizona/nevada border...I totally forgot about time change...SO I booked our wedding in arizona at 6pm and the reception in nevada for 7pm...Makes sense right?...Well we have our wedding and pictures, go to the reception and it's not set up yet...I ask they say yes it's set for 7pm it's only 6pm...I was like UGH OH....So we walked through the casino to the gift shop and the arcade...We weren't old enough to drink or gamble....lol....


Madelaine
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

No disasters here!

MistressMinerva
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM

No disasters here.

Kmakksmom
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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We had our wedding at my father's house, during my evil stepmother's family reunion. There were over 200 people there, but I only knew 10 of them (father, my uncle, evil stepmother, her 5 kids, two of my closest guy friends.). My husband only knew 8. (Everyone I mentioned but my two friends.) No one knew they were coming to a wedding. No gifts, no reception, no honeymoon. Our pics were taken with a disposable camera that someone had.

16 years later (as of July 4th), and we are still going strong. No one thought we would make it this long.

So, our wedding wasn't ideal, but it was a wedding of sorts.

letstalk747
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

my ceremony went well

NicLof2
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Nothing major the man who delivered the cake told us it was carrot cake (which we didn't order) I panicked and called the bakery she assured me it was what we ordered. Then the best man thought it would be funny to tell me the groom was gonna be late because they were playing madden. Yeah he almost died!! Truth was he was already there and waiting on me. Lol The day was great! Until we got the pictures back and realized one groomsmen had a bow tie and not a neck tie like everyone else (they decided to not tell me so I didn't get upset) so pics looked stupid.
la_bella_vita
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 2:46 PM

It started to rain during my outside reception but luckily, it was a quick and brief shower. Their was a tent so there was one spot I had to avoid due to mud but it was not a disaster.

My maid of honor was in love with my husabnd but she tactfully waited until after the wedding to tell both of us by writing us a letter delivered by her then boyfriend who went on to marry her (crazy, huh? DH and I think so) so on the wedding day she went from overjoyed for me to crazy B. She got super drunk, threw up everywhere and refused to be in pictures. She wore flip flops instead of the shoes I went with her to pick out (she picked them out, I didn't force her to wear any kind of shoe). She also made some rude comments about my wedding dress, other wedding related choices and told me she was surprised my husband wanted to marry me after all the girls in high school had a crush on him. -_- yes, all true and I think I made her look a bit nicer then she was.....

Leelee1008
by on Jul. 9, 2014 at 3:21 PM

well no disasters here, were not married yet LOL

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