Gotta love a cute little ring bearer...and gotta laugh when THIS happens! See? The groom’s response is perfect.
I’ve officiated weddings where the music and amplification didn’t work, where people did things out of order or forgot what they were supposed to say, where wedding rings didn’t fit and even where a bridesmaid fainted during the ceremony (that’s actually happened twice!)...to name a few memorable moments.
And at my own wedding? The zipper on my gown broke just minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start. I literally had to be sewn into my dress.
I know it’s hard to laugh when you’ve spent so much money and so much time planning for this day that’s supposed to be one of the biggest of your whole life... Believe me, I know.
But here’s the thing: it WILL be one of the biggest (and best) days of your life. AND it probably won’t go entirely as planned. Every moment will not be perfect. Those facts are not incompatible!
Let your wedding be a teacher and a mirror for how you live your life. Can you roll with things? Can you laugh at yourself? Can you plan and plan and plan and then let go?
I learned the hard way. I was not an easy bride. But ever since my own wedding, this lesson has been an important part of what I offer my couples...both in my coaching and in my attitude.
Let’s have fun! Let’s laugh when things go wrong! Let’s enjoy whatever comes! Most of all, let’s just be present...really, truly Here and Now.
Let’s not miss a thing.
Poetry and Musings of an Interfaith Minister on the Journey of a Lifetime.