Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Diva Etiquette

Last Friday my mother and I attended the Anita Baker concert. She is one my favorite singers, but I have a bone to pick with Ms. Baker. The concert was supposed to start at 8p.m. She did not come on the stage until 9:02p.m.

Needless to say I was pissed off, and although she gave a GREAT show, I couldn't relax and enjoy it the way I should have because my mind was focused on the time constraint & the arrangements I made in advance for after the concert. As I sat there looking at the drawn down curtain on the stage, I couldn't help but think of how much it related to weddings.

As much as us brides would like to think that the wedding is about us only, the reality is that it isn't. Just as much as we have spent preparing and anticipating our big day, so have our guests. Some people have taken the time to travel from far away, others have left their children at the babysitter, and some people may have even taken a day off of work to share in our joy.

The important lesson I learned is to put away the Diva antics on the day of the wedding, or at least wait until the reception. Most importantly: be on time, it's only fair to us and our guests!

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Blogger Mrs H said...

That is a really great point! I tried really hard to make sure we started on time. It was really warm outside the day we got married so everyone was actually inside until the last minute, then everyone ran outside, sat down and we started haha. Anyway, one of the best pieces of advice I ever got was "don't worry about what didn't get done, or didn't turn out right, no one but you knows how things were supposed to be." I really took that to heart and it made my day so so so much better!

February 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger AmyJean said...

Tardiness or flakiness... aside from stupidity... a big pet peeve of mine!

February 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Good point. It made me remember a wedding we attended an hour out of town. Everything just kept getting delayed later and later. The ceremony was only a few minute late. The dinner started an hour late. And somehow dragged on forever. Dessert was delayed even more. And so on. It was a 5pm or 6pm ceremony (I can't remember) but dancing didn't start until well after 10pm. I say well after because we left at 10pm, and dancing hadn't started. It was an hour drive to get home, and there was quite the rain storm, so we wanted to go home!

February 21, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

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