I have worked a lot of weddings sisnce starting my business in 2002 and I can tell you a ton of funny stories of things that have happened before, after and during weddings. Recently I ran into a past couple and we laughed about what happened at their wedding. Here is the story:
“Everything was going perfectly, as a wedding planner I couldn’t have been more proud of myself all of the professionals arrived on time, guests arrived ontime , bridal party starting walking on time, everything was going smooth. Right before the bride was ready to walk down the aisle. A baby started screaming bloody murder. Since there was a videographer working - I slipped over to the mom of the screaming baby and asked her to politely come with me. She didn’t - she handed me the infant and the baby bag. Since I am both a mother and a wedding planner, I put the bag on my shoulder, tucked the baby’s head on my chest under my chin (she stopped crying) and got my bride down the isle without a screaming baby. While the couple was at the altar I changed a baby diaper, made a bottle and was ready by the time the couple were declared “You are now husband and wife”. After the bridal party was sequestered for photos and the guests started leaving the mom came back for her baby. Luckily for her what went through my head was not what came out of my mouth and I gave the infant back and the baby bag. The guests that were around “lucky for me” congratulated me on my tackfulness and really reamed her a new one with her lack of motherly concern for her own baby. “
When I saw this couple - they had a young lady with them - the little infant that I was handed. She is now 15 years old and the couple that got married are her adopted parents. It seems that her mother just wasn’t ready to be a mother and my bride was unable to have children of her own.
Her “from this day forward” earned her more than just a husband but a happy family. I am so incredibly happy for them as all three seemed to be glowing and were smiling from ear to ear.
A wedding note: Not everything that you think is wrong is wrong, sometimes in the moment we forget to look at the good that could come out of it.