Weddings are said to one of the best days in a couple’s lives; but the day can be nerve-wracking as well. Whiles one party can’t wait to say the vows and be tied together, the other might be having cold feet. One can hire the best event planner in town and every part could be well rehearsed but unfortunately, things go awry for some couples. One awful thing is a bride being tripped over by her own gown and falling face down. Is there coming out of such embarrassment? But apparently, there are worse.
I recently heard the three possible worst mishaps that could happen to anyone and I wish to share them with you and maybe you could tell which the worst of them all is.
I don’t wish them to happen to anyone else but fate can play games sometimes, right?
- WHY ARE THE POLICE HERE?
No one wants to see the police in uniform coming through the doors at a wedding unless one is getting to one and his/her colleagues are coming to grace the occasion with their official attire. But no one dreams of having the police march inside with the intent of making an arrest…much less the groom!
But this happened, yep it did. The police swooped in and grabbed the man of the hour and slapped him with criminal charges. And what would the bride do in such a humiliating situation? Collapse, of course! And that she did. Who wouldn’t? It spares you the shame of having to walk out of the church without the ring and the male arm wrapped yours.
What would you do after you recovered from the shock? Cut all ties with the man who turned your special day into the talk of the town (in an infamous way) or would you follow up on how your beloved is doing and stand by him through the whole cell and court drama? And maybe have another try at a wedding but most likely, a quiet one next time…anyone.
2. WEDDING TURNED FUNERAL
Weddings are associated with life, joy, color and well wishes. There is no place for tears…apart from those of joy. Death is not allowed on a wedding ground! But when death comes knocking, who can refuse it?
This didn’t happen at the church but at the reception. In the midst of the dancing and merry making, the groom collapsed and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. How unfortunate is that? The lady of the day did get the ring but goes home without a husband. We all prefer our mourning to turn into dancing but this poor lady had it the other way round.
Which would have been better? He falling dead before or after the vows were exchanged? Apart from the trauma she is likely to suffer, she would have to deal with the stigma of being the ‘woman whose husband ended up dead’. I think this predicament beats being stood up at the altar, right?
3. WHAT’S MY NAME?
I don’t know about where you’re located but where I come from, couples love to show the congregation how much they love each other by mentioning every single name of their partner no matter how long and funny it is as they say their vows. It’s a cute gesture which makes everyone smile.
But the last thing the groom would expect to hear as his bride slips the wedding band on his finger is the name of her ex. I mean, seriously, you say what?! Listening to the remarks of most men on the news, it is a sign of betrayal. According to them, it means the bride is still not over her ex or that she might still be seeing him (maybe they even met the day before!). Such a lady cannot be trusted.
What do you think? Could it be just an unfortunate slip of tongue or was it an unpardonable revelation of what was going on in her lady’s heart? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
So which of these would you choose as the worst of them all?
© Josephine Amoako 2016