Bridal Club Magazine
Finding the Humour in your Wedding
Prepare for anything to happen on your wedding day!!
No matter how much preparation you have given to your wedding or
reviewed the details; some things can just happen.
One week before my wedding, my father announced he was going in
for a major colon operation. Unfortunately, there was no way he
could re-schedule this operation and there was also no way we could
re-schedule the wedding.
We just had to go on. The operation was a success but by the
time the wedding hit he was still in the hospital and was only able
to come to the wedding to walk me down the aisle. The poor guy
helped pay for the party, had tons of friends there and had to
leave. It sucked but there was absolutely nothing we could do about
it. It was just the way things played out.
You can never know what might happen. But, the main thing is to
go on. My dad not being at my wedding was a huge glitch in my day
but it also helped me overlook all the other things.
Say for example:
¤ My fiancé getting a black eye the day before the wedding while
¤ The spa screwing up my booking for my pedicure and manicure
(on the positive, they did get the bridesmaid's correct)
¤ My aunt spilling a full glass of red wine all down the front
of my mothers (pink) dress
¤ Scrambling for a place for pictures as the weather wasn't
cooperating for outdoor pictures as planned
¤ And the best, a bell man screaming at my husband and I to open
our door on our wedding night as he thought we were having a huge
party (it was next door) -although my husband always likes saying
we made way too much noise that night.
In hindsight, it's all really humorous (well except my dad
part)! Make sure you grab your humour on your wedding day about all
the things that are out of your control! If you can't seem to find
the humour, try to do a few relaxation techniques such as:
¤ Tighten the muscles in your toes. Hold for a count of 10.
Relax and enjoy the sensation of release from tension.
¤ Breathe deeply and slowly.
¤ Get a quick breath of fresh air! A quick walk can give you a
much-needed "time-out" which will release some tension.
Try to also designate someone to take care of details that you
just don't need to worry about. For example, have a friend in
charge of the catering or someone for the music etc. When a
problem arises, the bride usually hears and then you can just tell
your friend and forget about it. You don't need to be wasting your
time fighting with the catering or disc jockey.