Last night, we held the wedding reception for my oldest daughter and her new husband. It was a comedy of errors on our part, brought on by extenuating circumstances, which could have ended up much worse than it did, though it was bad enough as it was.
First, we were a
little confused as to when she wanted this to start. She told one group 5 pm,
and on her facebook invitation, she put 6:30. Then, on the invitations, (which
we did not get), she said 6 pm. We finally got everything ready at 6:30.
Second, my wife went through two emergency surgeries last weekend (just
after the wedding), so she was not able to do everything she would have normally
been able to do.
Third, eveyone underestimated the time it would take to do
everything that needed to be done. One example-- the wedding cake did not get
finished until an hour after the reception started. Nobody's fault, it just
took longer due to little things.
Then, the groom found out that he had
tforgotten his shirt. The first guests showed up while he was still gone to
In spite of all of this, it turned out fine. Everything was in
place by the end of the reception, and everyone who came seemed to enjoy
themselves--except the bride. Well maybe by the end. At leats she will never
forget it. She might even forgive us eventually.
Keep smiling. Hang in