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Nikki is the fifth winner of our funny and crazy wedding story contest. Keep this in mind next time you volunteer to help at someone’s wedding…
Fourteen years ago, two of our former “kids” from youth group were getting married. Since my husband was officiating at the wedding and I was matron of honor, we tried to help out wherever we could. The two of us, along with another bridesmaid, offered to do up the birdseed that would be thrown at the happy couple following the wedding. We set aside one evening to package the birdseed in tulle and tie with pretty ribbon.
The wedding day finally arrived! It was absolutely lovely. Everything went smoothly and without a hitch.
And then came the time to bid farewell to the newly married couple as they prepared to ride away in their limo. The mood was light as all the guests assembled to see them off. Guests untied their little tulle pouches and tossed the birdseed at the couple. The birdseed rained down on the laughing bride and groom as they ran to their waiting limo. And then the guests returned to the reception.
It wasn’t long before small children began crying. Noses began bleeding. Eyes began watering. Commotion and chaos broke out all throughout the room. Someone called 911.
We watched and listened in horror as the ambulance pulled up to the church. And we shrunk away in embarrassment as we soon learned there are different kinds of birdseed! Who knew??? We had inadvertantly purchased a kind that included red pepper—-evidently to keep squirrels away!
We later learned that even the bride and groom had not escaped the effects of the red pepper bird seed. While riding in their limo, their eyes burned so badly they had to get the limo driver to pull off at a Burger King so they could rinse out their eyes with water!
And yes, we did fess up…eventually. And yes, they do still love us. And together we laugh about it…a lot.