- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
…but ended up either being hilarious, or just added a sweet memory to your day?? 🙂
We had a tree planting ceremony. During our rehearsal, we told the officiant to skim that reading because we knew how it went and we didn’t want to waste more time (one of the groomsmen was late so we started late and didnt want to miss our dinner reservations!).
So, then at the actual wedding our wedding coordinator had everything set up… a pretty table with the sapling in its standard pot, our big new fancy pot with a little dirt in the bottom (yes, we were replanting a sapling into another pot, NOT into the ground…. we wanted to bring it with us and plant it in our yard when we get our first home!!), a bucket of dirt with our spade, and a watering can.
During the ceremony, when the officiant mentioned the part about adding dirt from each of our hometowns to symbolize our families.. yadda yadda… we looked at each other, and both had looks of panic on our face – Uh Oh! He skipped the part about putting the sapling into the pot first?!!? Because seriously, shouldn’t you put the plant into the pot BEFORE putting dirt in?? So we thought on our feet, removed the sapling from its pot, placed it in the big pot, and each added our dirt.
Then he discussed the symbolism, and so on…. and then said, “[bride] and [groom] will now plant the sapling.”
But…. we had done that already!! So he didn’t skip it, apparently, we just both had the wrong order of operations in our head. AAH!
But now what – the sapling is in the pot already, but he just said we’re going to plant the sapling, and he’s standing there looking at us, EVERYONE’S looking at us, waiting for us to do something?!
So after a short but very awkward pause of discomfort, we each did the only thing we could do… tamped the dirt down. Slowly, seriously, and deliberately. We REALLY planted that damn sapling.
I still kind of hope no one noticed. 🙂
SO, tell me your story of something that went “wrong” but ended up being a funny memory to cherish!! 🙂