Top 5 Awkward (But Totally Normal) Moments at Recent Weddings

Wedding HumorHappy Friday everyone! In the spirit of sticking to my Birthday Resolution, I’m making sure that I’m keeping up with my blog posts on here. Things have been a bit busier this week that expected (I’ve book three brides in the past few days!), but I’m certainly not complaining. However, I am going to save my wedding tips post for this weekend when I have more time to fully explain it. Instead I present to you:

My Top 5 Slightly Awkward (But Totally Normal for a Wedding Coordinator) Moments from Recent Weddings

#5 – A few months ago I had the sweetest ring bearer ever in a wedding that I was coordinating. I’m thinking one of the reasons he was so sweet is that he was full of sugar! He had learned quickly that the Old Cigar Warehouse keeps bowls of mints on all of their restroom counters, and he was hooked! Just before sending him out for the ceremony, I decided to ask him if he had any mints that I could hold on to for later. He proceeded to empty about 10 from his pockets. Then the little dude handed me the one from his mouth. Haha. Better than having him walk down the aisle with it!

#4 – Along those same lines, I had a bride come into the ceremony location for her photos with her bridesmaids. She was walking around looking for a trash can, so I just held out my hand and offered to take care of it for her. She gave me an odd look and said something to the effect of, “Are you sure? It’s my gum.” Of course, I nodded. Totally normal occurrence for a wedding coordinator! Candy or gum in your mouth doesn’t make for pretty pictures!

#3 – One of the most frequently occurring, slightly awkward moments happens when it’s time to bustle the wedding dress. Even though their maid of honor may have gone to the fittings with them, there’s always a ribbon or loop that goes missing temporarily. I’m always there in the bridal suite, up under the bride’s dress, trying to solve things as quickly as possible. I guess you really should like you wedding coordinator, because more than likely your going to end up closer to her than you think!

#2 – In my emergency kit that I carry everywhere, I have all of the fabric emergency type stuff: safety pins, thread, hem tape, etc. So, when the Mother of the Bride was having a problem with keeping the edges of her jacket in place, I offered to break out the fashion tape and get her all squared away before she was escorted in. Well, the best place for the fashion tape in that situation is along the bust line, so there I was taping, pressing, stepping back and readjusting. Fortunately, she was comfortable with me doing that. I asked her if she felt like Beyonce, with all of this attention being paid to her wardrobe. She said she did. Totally a normal part of my job….

#1 – My most recent slightly awkward wedding moment was when I needed to pin boutonnieres on the groomsmen who were only wearing button-down shirts. Normally, I am a boutonniere-pinning master, but that’s when a lapel is involved. It allows you to have fabric to pin through, with no risk of sticking the guy you’re pinning it to. With just a shirt things are a bit different, as it involves a bit of undressing on their part. In order to get the pin in properly I had to have the groomsmen unbutton about four or five buttons, and then I had to stick my hand under their shirt. Some of them weren’t wearing undershirts (totally no problem with that, just makes you bare-chested when I make you partially undress). Not too weird for the people involved (and definitely not something I would think twice about doing), but certainly interesting when you walk in on it!

Well, there you go! I think I could probably name a slightly awkward moment from every wedding that I do, but it’s all par for the course for me! I guess the moral of this post is, “Don’t ever hire anyone to work your wedding if you wouldn’t be comfortable with them in one of these situations.” Because they happen, all of the time. Does anyone else have an awkward moment from a wedding that they’d like to share?

Happy Wedding Planning,

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