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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Happy Accidents

"I just want my day to be perfect."

We hear our brides say this all the time. But what does 'perfect' really mean? While in an ideal world we could get everything right every time, something usually goes wrong at every wedding. Our job at Soiree is to make sure the bride and groom remain happy and oblivious until they return from their honeymoon.

For instance, we've had multiple limos not show, cakes delivered that are the wrong design, the improper number of tables set for dinner, flowers in the completely wrong color, missing bouquets, had caterers that run out of plates/silverware/glasses/etc, and even bridesmaids getting 'sick' during the ceremony or passing out.

I was reading a cute blog posting from Mackenzie over at Something Old, Something New where she talked about a random mishap on her wedding day. Appropriately entitled 'Happy Accidents,' the post is more about maintaining a sense of character and uniqueness at your wedding. To learn more about Mackenzie just check out her invitation company, KenzieKate, and also her interview at the Blue Orchid Blog.

Similarly, Miss Plum over at WeddingBee created a laundry list of things that went wrong, including a very sweaty groom, cutting into the styrofoam cake layer, and mismatched bridesmaid footwear.

While accidents aren't ever intended, they're usually not harmful to anyone and are most certainly memorable. These little imperfections are the reason your great aunt Maude had such a good time and why your cousin Harry can't stop talking about it. Of course as a bride your biggest challenge will be seeing past the awkward moment, deciding to deal with it later, and enjoying yourself on the day.

What are you worried about going wrong on your big day? Or if you're married, what happened that wasn't in the plan? Comment below and you could win two tickets to the Washington Bridal Showcase next weekend!

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  • What a great idea. My happy accident involves a limo...with the difference being it was a limo that showed up that neither myself nor my husband wanted! The morning of the wedding while getting my hair done, a college friend calls to ask if we want a limo. I tell him no many times, that we wanted to drive home in our own car. Well, seems he didn't believe me (or my husband) because we got to reception and were informed that a limo had been scheduled to take us home. We said that was a nice gesture, but we had no way to get our car home. Our friend offered to bring us the car next morning, so we agreed to the limo, provided that our car be to the house by 8am, so we could hit the road for our honeymoon. Well the limo did arrive, but the driver was clueless and got lost 4 times on the way home. What should have been a 25 minute drive turned into an hour plus. Because the driver was clueless, Geoffrey sat at the front of hte limo giving the driver instructions while I sat at the back of the 12 person limo. How romantic! We finally made it home and the next morning call our friend at 9 to find out where he is. An hour later he shows up and we finally hit the road. Of course as luck would have it, we hit a major accident on 95 with stand still traffic and arrive in Savannah about 5 hours past our planned time. Although I didn't think so that day, I now look back and laugh at my great story and wouldn't have had it any other way!

    By Blogger BuescherBlog, at 31/8/07 9:57 AM  

  • I love the fact you are visiting this issue!
    Not any one day is 100% perfect.
    As long as you are prepared to be prepared for mishaps, you won't be setting yourself up for disappointment!

    By Blogger WeddingsinaBox, at 12/9/07 2:14 PM  

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