Introducing Mrs.Jones*: an ex-wedding planner who was in the business for over 15 years and has planned over 100 weddings. Church weddings, outdoor weddings, destination weddings…you name it, she’s planned it. And if something could ever go wrong on the ‘big day’ – it has happened to her and she’s solved it.
Mothers are (almost) always a blessing. When it comes to weddings, (almost) is the keyword. Ex-wedding planner, Mrs. Jones* confesses her TOP 3 Manic Mom moments.
1. FBI’s Most Wanted
No matter how prepared you may be for your wedding, or in this case, your rehearsal dinner…there is no way a bride could prepare for this. Mrs. Jones* was at the bride’s home with both sides of the family on the night of the rehearsal dinner. The groom’s family was not from the area and hadn’t previously met their soon-to-be in-laws. While the families were mingling and preparing to leave for the rehearsal dinner, there was a knock on the door. The bride’s father opens the door to find the FBI on the other side. They had arrived to arrest the Mother of the Bride, Mary Smith*, for running a prostitution ring. In front of everyone, the FBI handcuffs the Mother of the Bride, puts her in the back of the cop car, and takes her to the police station. (Talk about a first impression!) After calling an attorney, running several background checks, and waiting several hours, it turns out they arrested the wrong Mary Smith*!!!
2. The Wedding Singer
Mrs. Jones* was normally hired by the bride’s family. As she puts it, “whoever was handing me the paycheck was who I answered to.” In this particular situation, the MOB and the MOG were not friends…or anything close to it. On the day of the wedding, minutes before the ceremony was set to begin, a wedding singer approached Mrs. Jones* asking to let him in the ceremony so he could sing. It turns out, the Mother of the Groom had hired a wedding singer to sing a song specifically for when she walked down the aisle. Since Mrs. Jones* had no previous knowledge of the wedding singer, and the MOG was not paying her paycheck, she did not allow the wedding singer into the ceremony. Therefore, the MOG did not get her special moment down the aisle. The MOG still gives Mrs. Jones* dirty looks to this day.
3. Flowers Forever
We all know the moms that have to keep everything and refuse to throw them away. They save every piece of artwork, good test grades, clothes, knick-knacks, and everything in between. Nothing can go to waste! Mrs .Jones* had helped plan an extraordinarily large wedding with even larger centerpieces. At the end of the reception after everyone had gone their separate ways, the MOB told Mrs. Jones* that she wished to have every floral centerpiece taken to her home. “She just couldn’t stand to let them go to waste! She wanted every single one,” she explained. That was over 50 large, floral centerpieces! Mrs. Jones* helped collect the flowers, packed multiple cars (including her own), and drove all of the flowers to the MOB’s home.
PRO TIP: Instead of having your wedding planner take 50 sets of floral centerpieces to your mother’s house after your reception, you can donate them to a great cause. Charities, like Random Acts of Flowers, will collect, recycle, and deliver your flowers to health care facilities. Random Acts of Flowers has delivered 240,914 bouquets nationwide and served over 7,000 individuals last month. How awesome is that??
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*Names have been changed to protect identities