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September Wedding

Here is how I prepared for the wedding of one of my oldest friends on Saturday, having had nearly a year to get ready:

  • Check wedding list on John Lewis website. Only item remaining is a tube of tennis balls.
  • Get hair cut.

  • Try on dress bought in sale 2 years ago and not yet worn due to no suitable occasion presenting itself, but keenly looked forward to. Discover I seem to have put on quite a lot of weight since then.
  • Remember that people who are getting married also get cards.

  • Try on faithful fifteen-year-old dress that always fits, last worn at my friend Dave's wedding in 2009. Moths have eaten holes in the front.
  • Purchase Whipsnade lemur adoption as wedding gift, since couple will spend honeymoon in Madagascar.
  • Resist buying wedding card with Photoshopped meerkats and go for safe Quentin Blake option.

  • Sew up moth holes in faithful dress.
  • Discover wedding hat in pyjama drawer. Unsquash.

  • Stuff everything into bag and bag into scooter prior to meeting Howard at South Mimms Services and travelling to his niece's place in St Albans.

  • Spend morning doing tourism in St Albans. Arrive back with half an hour to have lunch, get changed and set off.
  • Discover large, previously-missed moth hole in cleavage area. Cover by fastening jacket lapels together with safety pin.
  • Arrive Hatfield House with no idea where to go. Find smartly-dressed people to tag along behind.

And then...then it was the wedding itself, and nothing mattered except being there.


Ahhh the well organised khaos of a good wedding. It always seems like mayhem for all concerned, but in the end it somehow all fits together and goes just great. :)
Yes! There are points when everyone involved goes 'what am I doing here?', but the question gets answered in spades!
I realised a couple of weeks ago that it's important to have the suit clean and presentable in case you suddenly need to go to a friend's funeral.

…except that, hypocritically, having been caught out I've still not taken it to the dry cleaners!
See also job interviews!
After today, I quite needed a wry chuckle and a giggle. Thank you. ^_^

Have you considered entering the field of cinematographic direction?
Sorry it was that sort of day *hugs*

I think my creative talents lie elsewhere!