Today’s blog post is almost word for a word a copy/paste from Seth Godin‘s blog. But he blogs about business, and I’m blogging about weddings. My edits are in italics and strikethrough:

As your wedding plans get more detailed, it’s also more and more likely that they won’t work exactly as you described them.

Certainly, it’s worth visualizing the wedding thing you’re working to build. When it works, what’s it going to be like?

Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you’re going to do when the wedding plan doesn’t work. Because it won’t. Not the way you expect, certainly.

Things will break, be late, miss the spec. People will let you down, surprise you or change their minds. RSVPs sales won’t get made, promises will be broken, formulas will change.

All part of the plan that includes the fact that plans almost never come true.

We, Seth and I, aren’t saying don’t make plans … but intricate, complicated, misunderstood plans will fail. Instead of getting the bridesmaids to walk three steps, blow a kiss, say a prayer and skip a little while holding the flowers still and smiling for the photographer whilst maintaining an angelic composure; why not just ask them to walk down the aisle feeling calm and comfortable?

Read Seth’s original blog post here, and email, Facebook or Tweet me your “best laid wedding plan” stories. I’m sure they’re hilarious … or depressing 🙂