Weddings are every girl’s dream. The day is supposed to be perfect and smooth, and most of the time, weddings go off without a hitch. MOST of the time. Minor incidents happen here and there, which is what the bridal party is for, but then, of course, there are the ultimate wedding disasters. Catastrophic events that will be burned in every guests mind.
One chilly October day, I attended my friend/co-worker’s wedding. There was an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at an old farmhouse. Since it was so cold out, the ceremony area was covered with a tent, which turned out to be the worst decision ever made. Portable heaters were brought into the tent and all the 100 guests were packed in a tent that maybe comfortably sat 50 people. I am pretty positive all of the guests would have preferred the tent be removed, that is how hot it was in the tent.
The ceremony started as normal and everything was flowing. Then came the “I do’s.” The groom just happens to have a large family and so his three groomsman were all his younger brothers, one of which was only 7 at the time. The bride seamlessly said her vows and other scripted parts but in the middle of the groom saying “I do”, his 7-year -old brother projectile vomited all over the area of the tent where the bride and groom were standing. The poor kid was sick from just standing there in the heat! And speaking of heat, vomiting in an enclosed, overheated area is a horrible combination. The smell was so putrid, multiple people started gagging and vomiting themselves. I decided it was time to make a beeline out of the tent since I was gagging myself.
After all the chaos had settled, more than five additional people had actually vomited in the tent. Most of the guests could not stand being there and had to leave due to the smell. Unfortunately, for the bride and groom, they had not finished their ceremony, so in a vomit filled, smelly tent, they said “I do.”
Is there a moral to this story? No. It is just a sad story of a wedding that went horribly wrong. I can guarantee though, there is not one single person that attended that would forget any detail of that day. As mortifying for the couple as it was, I am sure they can look back on that day and laugh hysterically just like I do.