And expecting rainy weather reminds me of
a recent wedding that had to go with Plan B.
It was in a gorgeous garden spot in Saratoga.
We played in one location for the ceremony,
in another location for the cocktail party,
and in a third location for the dinner.
Originally all locations were to be outdoors,
but all bets were off when rain was predicted
the day before.
Sure enough, the rains came and getting a
tent at the last-minute
saved the day.
No, what REALLY saved the day was teamwork.
All the pros involved -- the wedding planner,
officiant, caterer, florist, photographer,
musicians, DJ, and all the rest -- knew the
day's schedule, knew our parts to play, and
knew what the others needed from us.
We're accustomed to working together, so we
checking with each other all afternoon.
This was no time for stubborn prima donnas
bullying their own way at anyone's expense.
No time for someone's mother-in-law jumping
in and taking over single-handed.
We all made lots of last-minute adjustments
And with many hasty conferences, we all
created a perfect wedding celebration
for the happy couple and their guests.