Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Don't Let Mother Nature Rain on Your Parade

Last weekend was wedding #7, and unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with us. The wedding was in the Berkshires, in Lennox, Mass- and there was a huge storm that passed through over the weekend. They were forced to go to every Plan B possible, but everything was beautiful, and to quote the bride "the florist made it all seem like Plan A's."

The one unfortunate part was that the reception was held in a tent. So the grass around the dance floor was sopping wet, and unfortunately part of the dance floor was flooded and there were cones where you couldn't dance. We all thought that Bride #7 was going to freak out when she saw the cones that would limit the dance space, and were not visually appealing. She did, but only for a second. She then realized- what was she going to do? There was nothing she could do, but throw up her hands and say "It is what it is." It also helped, that when her wedding coordinator told her about it, she also mentioned that her bridesmaids were alerady all on the floor dancing. The wedding coordinator told her that the band wasn't even playing dance music, but her friends were already cutting a rug. The bride knew at this point that the rain wouldn't stand in her way of having a great party.

All night people were coming up to her telling her that she had the most amazing friends. Her guests told her that her friends and especially BMs were what made the party. We were on the dance floor all night long, and no one cared about the damp grass that your shoe may have gotten stuck in, or the dirt at the bottom of the gown's dress- we did what we came to do- have an amazing time. Another BM told Bride #7, that the bride sets the tone for the wedding. Someone there told me that the "kids" (I love how we are in our late 20's or early 30's but are still referred to as "kids") set the tone. Either way, all of us set the party tone in a big way. Morral of the story is- don't let the weather affect you (or your bride). We think in this case, it gave us more incentive to party even harder to show Mother Nature she couldn't rain on our parade.

Happy Bridesmaiding!

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