Some weddings run just like clockwork with everything coming together seamlessly. There are, on the other hand, weddings where nothing seems to go to plan. The latter often make the best dinner party stories with tales of marquees collapsing; the overheated bridesmaid who passes out into the flower arrangement; the vicar who uses the bride as a spittoon.
Some events are impossible to control and, if they do happen, it all goes better if a good sense of humour and a ‘C’est la vie’ attitude is the order of the day. Other events can be avoided and this is when a good wedding co-ordinator can really save the day.
Brides and grooms actually don’t want to know that the florist has fallen over the flower bucket and flooded the floor. They also don’t want to know their caterers have turned up late and are rushing to catch up. They particularly don’t want to know that their mother in law has changed the seating plan so Auntie Joan doesn’t have to sit next to Uncle Harry. What they do want to know is that everything is apparently going to plan, that nothing is wrong and that they can sit back and enjoy their wedding morning.
A good wedding co-ordinator will find the florist a bucket and mop, calm the caterers down and suggest the ushers put the table plan back to its original layout. Blissfully ignorant of all the goings on, the bride or groom starts to walk down the aisle. As they look at the smiling faces of their friends and family they are completely relaxed; the day is apparently running like clockwork…virtually seamless…and just as they had planned.
The Pilgrims Rest, full of rustic charm and historic soul, comes complete with a mop wielding friendly wedding co-ordinator with a glass of bubbly on hand to help you on your way up the aisle. For more information please visit www.pilgrimsrestbattle.co.uk or call Amy on 07552873448.