Set Up Disaster

So over this passed weekend I had a wedding for my friends son. It wasn’t a huge wedding but not a small one either. There were five girls and five guys on each side and there were twelve tables of arrangements to do, plus as a bonus for my “clients” I will decorate other tables as well. Such as the cake table, the gift table, the head table (if they haven’t already wanted it), and any other thing that I can do for them that they do not know about. The thing is, since I do this on my own, is that I have to buy things in bunches or dozens, I do not have the benefit of only buying what I need, so if the bride and groom only have ten tables I have to buy twelve and I have to charge them for the everything I buy, but since I will have no use for this stuff after their wedding I will use what is extra for decorations around the hall.

After I had gone to the church to give the bouquets to the girls and the bouts to the boys and made sure the moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas had their bouts and corsages and had set up the church I headed to the reception hall to set up there. When I got to the hall there was a lot of commotion going on. I didn’t know what was happening at first, I just thought that maybe everyone who was supposed to be there setting their stuff up were there all at the same time and everyone was getting in everyone’s way but that wasn’t it. Apparently the a pipe busted in the men’s bathroom and it was flooded. Now this was going to be the bathroom that the guest were using so this was a big problem. The manager at the hall had already called a plumber from a local plumbing company. The plumber was hard at work when I got there, they had already turned off the water but there was still a lot of water to soak up, not to mention trying to figure out the problem and get it solved before the guests starting to arrive. That didn’t leave a lot of time because the ceremony was starting in a hour, then the count down to the guests started.

I felt so bad for the people who were frantically running around trying to get everything back to perfect, that once I got done with everything that I needed to do I volunteered my services to help them. They were grateful for any extra person that would help. It was quite a humorous scene because I was attending the reception so I was all dressed up but that didn’t stop me from helping to mop up the bathroom, it was like whatever I needed to do to make sure that the bride and groom had the best day they could have. So I did what needed to be done to make that happen for them and so did everyone else, including the plumber. That man put everything he had in getting the problem fixed, I couldn’t believe it, he even called a fellow plumber in for help at no extra charge to the hall because he was all caught up in the same moment we were, which was doing everything in our power to make sure this party happened. It was amazing to see all these people working together.

I’m happy to say that everything did end up working out and no one told the guests what happen until the night was almost over, this way they could enjoy the night the right way. But the bride and groom didn’t seem to mind about the “small” problem we had with the bathroom since we got it taken care of before they got to experience it.

Thanks everyone,

Shirley