While watching reality TV shows, many shows’ themes are “Expect The Unexpected”. While working with many bridal couples as they plan their weddings, I tell them the same thing. I tell them that something may go wrong. It could be big or it could be little. It all depends on how you handle the situation. Her’s a Grandma wedding horror story.
Bride and Groom’s perspective: Bride prepares for the wedding ceremony. She finishes putting on her dress, final hair and make-up touch-ups and Dad sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. She has her Mom and Dad walk her down the aisle. Groom prepares for the wedding ceremony. He finishes putting on his tux, verifying the rings are ready and has a drink with the groomsmen. He makes sure everyone is seated and then walks to the alter awaiting his bride.
The ceremony goes on without a hitch. It lasts in total pf about fifteen minutes to exchange vows, conduct the unity candle ceremony and also the rose exchange. The ceremony is a touching moment between families and not many dry eyes in the crowd.
After the ceremony is complete, friends continue onto the wedding reception. The bride, groom and immediate family stay back at the ceremony site for family pictures. The photographer has a must-have list of pictures to take of both sides of the family. All the planned posed pictures are great and the kids were well behaved and managed to take good pictures.
All the pictures have been taken and the immediate family make their way to the reception venue. Guests already at the reception a co-mingling and enjoying the specialty drinks with appetizers. Guest check out the table favors and centerpieces. They also check out the wedding cake.
DJ’s perspective: The wedding is an afternoon wedding starting at 2 P.M. So, getting to the reception at 1 P.M. is plenty of time to set-up and get ready for the music entertainment. As guests arrive at about 2:30 P.M., jazz music is playing as background music. With the likes of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., guests are in the pre-festivities mood.
The initial family members arrive from the post-ceremony pictures. After saying their first hello’s to guests already at the reception, the first thing to see is the wedding cake. Where is the wedding cake? The cake is located on a low platform in the back of the room to the left side. The right side has the DJ playing tunes.
Grandma Wedding Horror Story
The wedding party proceed to the view the wedding cake when the unthinkable happens. Grandma doesn’t see that the wedding cake is on a platform and trips. She falls on the platform and cannot get up. Grandma breaks her hip. The bride’s Dad (Grandmother’s son) calls 9-1-1. The ambulance arrives and Grandma is taken out of the reception venue on a stretcher. Instead of a bride and groom grand entrance, Grandma has a grand exit.
Yes, this is a true American horror story with real events. No matter how tragic the story is, the party must go on. Grandma left with a relative to the hospital. Everyone at the reception was very distraught and worried about Grandma. However, the focus returned very quickly back to the bride and groom. The rest of the reception was happy and somber all rolled into one. In the end, the most important thing about the day is that the bride and groom are married.
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