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Guest Post: 7 Reasons The Wedding Day Can Go Wrong

Posted on January 16, 2010 in Guest Posts | 1 comment

Today’s guest post is written by esteemed American Architect Nicholas Kennedy, who, as well as being instrumental in the building of the Burj Khalifa, is also a newly married man. Inspired by his experiences on the day, here are 7 Reasons why the Wedding Day can go wrong. You can follow him on twitter here.

1.  The Date. Choosing New Years Eve as the day of your wedding may seem like a good idea at the time, but in hindsight it’s a total nightmare, especially when you consider ours was in New York City. The place is packed. The transport links are slow. There is snow everywhere. Having your aunt and uncle enter the church half way through the service is never good.

2.  The Ring. Remembering to get the ring for your soon-to-be-wife to the church is one thing, remembering to wear yours later at the reception is another. Taking it off after the ceremony so you can have a shower is accepted. Forgetting to put it back on is not apparently.

3.  The Best Man’s Speech. The best man is usually your brother or best friend. If possible give it to your brother. Not having a brother meant I had to give it to my best friend. This means he just makes up a whole load of crap. I do not have any wives in Dubai.

4.  The Groom Speech. It doesn’t matter how long you have practised for or how many rewrites you have made, you will be prone to nerves. So much so that trying to get the words out of your mouth without swallowing them is quite hard. At least that’s what I found.

5.  The Sister. She can do any number of things to try and ruin your day. Mine decided to sneeze throughout the service.

6.  The Bridesmaid. If you are my new wife your best female friends are quite short. This means they like to wear high heels, particularly if they are a bridesmaid. The problem is that high heels can snap off if they get lodged in a drain outside the church. It’s the Best Man’s job to carry superglue, unfortunately mine was too busy working on his ‘jokes’.

7.  The Seating Arrangements At The Reception. Leave this type of thing to the fiancee or the future mother-in-law. If you get involved you will end up trying to separate parents from their four year old daughter. Something that doesn’t go down at all well.

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1 Comment

  1. Good work Nick. Tall bridesmaids are also troublesome. My wife was one of two bridesmaids at a friend’s wedding. The other bridesmaid was 6’2″. The groom was 5’6″. We only have the word of the people at the front of the church that he was there at all during the ceremony, as the giant bridesmaid was standing behind him for most of it.

    I can be seen in their wedding video making my grand arrival by hurriedly overtaking the bride just as she was about to make her entrance through the church doors. I was not popular.

    Fortunately the marriage broke-up several months later so there is no lasting resentment about me cocking up their wedding.
    .-= Marc´s last blog ..Brilliant Christmas Present. =-.

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