I’m preparing to perform a wedding ceremony today. I get more nervous doing a wedding than I do preaching a normal, full-length sermon. I guess the reason is that if I mess up a wedding…well…let’s pray that never happens.
Very few, if any, weddings are complete without a goof-up, or two, or three. On our wedding day, my keys were lost (notice I didn’t say that I lost my keys…I still think it was a conspiracy against me!), the groomsmen showed up 1 hour late for pictures, it took way too long for the wedding party to make it to the reception, and it rained, which meant that our reception had to be inside (the building could hold about half of the amount of people we crammed into it). You know what, though? At the end of the day, we were married. And I guess that’s my point.
Mistakes are bound to happen. Details will be forgotten. The pastor may even mess up. But for all you brides (and maybe even grooms), breathe a sigh of relief. The goal is marriage. And as long as that’s accomplished, the day can be counted successful.
What mistakes happened on your wedding day?