Thursday, December 16, 2010
may we have the rings please
I knew that our wedding day wasn't going to be perfect. Despite all the hard work and planning I had put in, its never exactly how you plan it. But I was okay with that...the only part I didn't like was not knowing when and where something was going to go wrong. I didn't have to wait too long to find out.
The day had been a little hectic. Our wedding was DIY and we didn't have a wedding planner so all the decorating we did ourselves. Luckily my Mom was kick-ass and all my bridesmaids were awesome so it wasn't too crazy. After decorating the ceremony venue and the reception venue I had to run back home and get all of things to get ready at the hotel. Once we all got to the hotel time flew by. We were rushed but nothing was overlooked or forgotten.
The ceremony started and we were all in our places. I was getting word that Chase and all the guys were in place so it was almost showtime for me. Once I started walking down the aisle I pretty much zoned in on Chase and forgot all about everything else around me. The ceremony was going along very smooth, we said our vows which we had written and other than a little tears it was perfect. Then it was time to exchange the rings. This is where things got a little off plan.
Tim, our best friend and officiant, asked the best man for the rings. I saw Charlie step back and put his hand in Tim's to pass the rings but I noticed nothing was actually exchanged. No rings. Then Tim slyly pulled off his own "wrench ring" (a ring made out of a small wrench that all the guys have) and put it in his hand and handed it to Chase. As Chase repeated after Tim he slipped this wrench ring on my finger. My real ring was nowhere in sight. That's right, Charlie (best man) had left the rings in the car. WE HAVE NO WEDDING RINGS. But, we had to just go with it. So after Chase put the ring on my finger I had to slip it off and use it as Chase's ring as well. Whoops.
As it turned out, nobody in attendance even noticed. Not even the bridesmaids. So we pulled it off. And after the ceremony Charlie ran out to the car to get the real rings and we said the vows over again and slipped on the real things.
Makes for one hell of a story. If something had to go wrong, this I didn't mind at all.