The most important day of my life was my wedding day. It takes so much planning to make the occasion special, from choosing a venue to sending wedding thank you cards. The first thing to remember and the one thing I almost forgot was be prepared for anything. What can go wrong – will. Murphy’s Law was out in full force on my wedding day. A beautiful fall day with the air crisp and clear, the sun shining and the leaves blowing softly on the wind. That’s the plan I had in mind, but nature refused to cooperate.
I got gale force winds with the Nor’easter that blew in during the night as I awoke to gloom and buckets of rain. My mother (bless her) said that rain is lucky for a bride because it washes out the old life as you start a new one. Funny I always thought it was “Happy the Bride the sun shines on”. However, I was willing to believe her, even though I knew she just made it up. We all got ready to go when we realized the limo wasn’t there (they had an accident on the way) so off we went in the family van. We arrived at the church and dare I say that the place was full, my knees shook, the photographer didn’t show (he had a flood and equipment damage) and I stepped on my wedding dress going up to the altar.
Keeping things in the family, my brother took pictures while performing his usher duties. Then he stopped on the way to the venue to pick up portable cameras so everyone could take photos. At the venue, the main garden room had a leaky roof, so we posed for pictures in the hallway, and squeezed into the smaller room for the reception and cocktail hour. What a disaster and yet it was the best day of my life. Why? Because I remembered to bring a sense humor to the party and so did everyone else.
The bottom line is everyone had a great time, the venue gave us a huge discount, we didn’t have to pay for a limo or a photographer. Now I am busily writing out my wedding photo thank you cards. We picked out a great random shot of my husband and me from the huge selection of photos. I selected a design that says thank you on the front and is blank inside so I can write a personal note to all my friends and relatives who helped to make my day memorable. Goes to prove – when disaster strikes, look for the silver lining!