losing my place during a wedding
Monday January 16th 2006, 4:54 pm
Filed under: personal

so, last night i was performing a wedding. it was outside (san diego!), and lit by christmas lights and heat-lamps. there was a bit of ambient light left in the sky when the ceremony began, just after 5pm. but by the time i got to the vows, at about 5:25, it was totally dark. and what i hadn’t realized ahead of time was that my little spot under the flower-covered arch was completely blocking even the smallest bit of light. i was reading the vows out of my little leather-bound ‘minister’s manual’, and the font is very small and lightweight. halfway through the grooms vows, i completely lost my place and panicked when i realized i couldn’t find it again. after a long pause, i said, “it is SO dark up here, and i have totally lost my place!” big laughter. i continued, “give me a second to try to find my place.” i took my glasses off and held the book about 6 inches from my face, scanning the paragraph for anything that looked familiar, and finally found my place. oof. good times.

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You played it off well, it was hilarious. Good to see you.

Comment by Dave Smith 01.16.06 @ 8:07 pm

my personal best was leaving my cell phone on RING in my jacket pocket (lapel mic). I realized i was hosed…because a guy in attendance used to like to call me in front of people JUST to see if i had my phone. But i found the perfect chance…as everyone stood…looked at the bride walking beautifully down the aisle, i pulled my phone out of my coat shut it off…and decided i was the smartest man alive!

Comment by 01.17.06 @ 12:52 am

phil — i received a phone call on my cell JUST as i was walking out in front for this ceremony the other night. luckily it was on vibrate!

Comment by marko 01.17.06 @ 11:44 am

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