6 Good Reasons to Celebrate
when Something Goes Wrong at your Wedding
There is no such thing as a perfect
wedding. Let’s face it, however much you try to control
the planning of the day, the delivery is in the hands of
multiple wedding service providers, and your guests are
almost always an interesting mix of people, to which is
added things no-one can control – the weather, for
example. And it is virtually guaranteed that there will
be something that someone has forgotten to do or bring,
some mistake made, some unexpected complication, some
drama, or some comedic accident. In fact, having
something go not according to plan is so common that
there is an Irish belief that something must go wrong in
the wedding because that protects the bigger thing, the
Here are some very good reasons to celebrate any or all
of the above.
- We all love a good wedding disaster story. They
are what make unique wedding memories
- When something goes wrong it serves as a reality
check to the perfect day myth that the wedding
industry uses to get you buy into the idea that
lavish spending is the key to a perfect life.
- Perfection can’t be bought. No matter how much you
pay for your wedding something can (and probably
will) deviate from the plan. That’s life.
- It is when something goes awry that you realise
that the people around you are there for you, there
is a bond between you, they care about you and about
your wedding, so they’ll hop in and help out.
- A wedding mishap (nothing is a disaster unless you
make it one) is a reminder that working together to
deal with whatever arises is far more important to a
successful marriage than starting it off with a
- When the two of you cope with a wedding mishap
with good humour, you will be assured that you’re
entering married life knowing that if and when bad
stuff happens you will get through it.
All of the above applies to honeymoon
mishaps as well.