- 11 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
I know everyone says that something will likely go wrong in your wedding, no matter how well it’s planned. But, people also usually say that it will be a detail only the bride (and whomever else helped in the planning) will notice.
Our recent wedding was pretty much perfect. There were some little details that were off, but whatever. Unfortunately, one big did go wrong in a noticeable way–noticeable enough that several guests have even commented on it.
The string duo we hired to play for the processional was off-key. Pretty noticeably. It was actually the first thing I noticed as I was walking in, “wow, they are really sharp. That sounds awful.” This same group played at my brother’s wedding and they were great. But for mine… I was pretty distracted walking down the aisle.
So after I had gotten comments on this from a number of guests (nice, huh?) in the weeks after the wedding, I contacted the musicians and told them how disappointed I was. Their repsponse was “we’re human; we’ll hope you forgive us” At which point, I kinda flipped and told them that being human excuses missing a few notes, but being out-of-key for multiple songs and the entire processional, was pretty much unforgive-able when one hires professional musicians. Obviously, there was nothing the musicians could do now to unerase the off-key music from my memory of walking down the aisle, but I asked for an apology and a considerable refund. I’m getting the latter, at least.
I feel better. And I’m sure someday in the future this will be a good story.