Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ON FUN ~ Murphy's Law for Weddings...



Edition #25


Thirteen Things about THE BUMBLES -
and the unexpected things from our wedding (in honor of T13 Co-Host Megan's upcoming nuptials this weekend)...


1. Pretty much everyone invited actually came, making things pretty expensive - which is what happens when you make people wait seven years for a wedding

2. Except for our Maid of Honor who was hospitalized for an emergency procedure after the Rehearsal and missed the wedding & reception altogether

3. It rained - all day - putting the kibosh on those outdoor ceremony & photo plans

4. One group of guests went to the wrong location with a similar name and missed the ceremony

5. Instead of "taking" Molly's hands during the ceremony, Andy stuck out his hand as if to shake on it

6. No one paid the Reverend after the ceremony and we had to send him his money after the fact - maybe that's why he didn't stick around for dinner?

7. The Mother of the Bride forgot to bring the confetti bouquets she had made for guests to shower the Bride & Groom with after the wedding

8. The bride and bridesmaids forgot to wear the wraps they bought for the pictures

9. Molly forgot to wear her bedazzled Red Sox hat veil to the reception that her Mother had given her at the shower

10. The vegetarian guests were never given the specially prepared meat-free meals they had elected

11. The hotel booked a non-wedding guest on the floor where the post-wedding party took place and he complained about the noise until Molly's Uncle bribed him with free beer and good conversation

12. The vet tried to refuse to board one of our cats on the way to catch our flight for our Honeymoon because she was a new patient and they didn't have record of her shots

13.None of these stumbling blocks kept us from having a total blast and the most memorable day we could have possibly wished for.

At our Best Man's wedding they lost power during the reception, and the Bride had to laugh that now no one would notice how perfectly she had matched the linens to the Bridesmaid dresses. But everyone remembers dancing by candlelight to an acoustic band. Some great moments just can't be planned. Don't sweat the details Megan, and enjoy the June weather Mother Nature is giving you this April weekend in New England!


The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is not only encouraged, it is part of being a Thursday Thirteener! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun!

25 comments:

Nicholas said...

Nothing ever runs 100% smoothly, but it sounds as though you had a wonderful time anyway.

Lori said...

Thats awesome...congrats:) Happy TT.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Wait! All of this happened at your wedding?! Wow. You do amaze and inspire.

Chris said...

it seems you have a great wedding! :D

Betty said...

LOL to #5! I'm glad you had a great wedding even with all these unexpected things happening. DH and I are legally married, but our wedding ceremony will be in January 2010.

We're both a little more laid-back than others when it comes to our wedding, in fact, we're having it just to please the parents, and we haven't even started much of the planning yet. I'm thinking as long as there's food and music, we're good to go. =)

Carrie said...

Sounds like you had a good time despite some issues! We got 8 inches of snow on our wedding day, and about half our guests missed the ceremony altogether. Oh, and the best man left my wedding band at the house 45 minutes away from the church. But everything worked out! I think it's kinda nice to have fun stories to tell. :)

Sandier Pastures said...

I like what you wrote: Some great moments just can't be planned.

SO TRUE!!

Sandy Nawrot said...

It's great that you can laugh about it all...you're still just as married anyway, right? I've known some pretty perfect weddings where the marriage ended before the thank you's were all sent! Now all we needed here is a picture!

Hootin' Anni said...

#4 sounds like something out of a comedy movie. LOL

My 13 is posted. What I see on the back of a cereal box...it's a fun 13 this week...come join me if you find time.

Adelle Laudan said...

Love that you kept your sense of humor through it all. Fun list.

Happy T13!

Carmen said...

Well, at least you remember it as a good day! I'd love an outdoor wedding, but I'm sure it would rain or something. ;)

Wife of a Sailor said...

It's always great to look back and laugh on the "oops" things that happen.

My TT is on the same topic. Hope you have a chance to stop by! Happy TT!

perpstu said...

How fun! I'm glad that you had a wonderful day in spite of the bumps in the road!

therubycanary said...

That was sweet. Weddings scare me. I really don't want anything to do with them. I'm not sure where this comes from.

I am Harriet said...

Fun!
I really don't remember much about my wedding day.

Happily Retired Gal said...

LOL ... you know what they say about 'the best laid plans' ... Great idea for your T-13 this week!
Hugs and blessings,

shopannies said...

so glad that allthough you had so much trouble in the beginning the end was worth it all

Jen said...

Nothing like rolling with the ups and downs of a wedding! Glad you have great memories!

Paige Tyler said...

It was still wonderful, though!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

becky68 said...

Unplanned happy occurrences are always the best. It sounds like it was a great wedding!

golrodo said...

Murphy just doesn't leave any day alone. Someone needs to put him in a chokehold.

xakara said...

Just shows that if you're marrying the right person and surround yourself with the right people, nothing can ruin such a special day!

Happy TT

~X

Daisy said...

lol! Just goes to show that perfect isn't always in the details you set up, but in the fun that you remember. :)

Thursday 13 - edition 4

Daily Panic said...

at least you have these memories to cherish.

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Wow, that's quite a list, although with the number of elements involved in a wedding, it's unlikely that one would run completely smoothly, and it doesn't really matter since #13's the important thing.