If you’re a professional musician of any caliber, then you know that people have specific asks for their performances. Maybe they want you to play some of your own music, maybe they want you to play other music that they’ve picked out. And that’s too bad! If they’re paying you, they’re kind of in control.
If you want to keep your customers happy, you comply. However, this pianist didn’t seem to get the memo and swapped the first dance song without the bride or groom’s knowledge – even announcing it beforehand. That’s the kind of thing that gets you a bad review on Yelp.
I Hope Everybody Knows Each Other
While we'd normally not recommend doing something to surprise the bride on the day of the wedding, this doesn't seem like such a bad idea as long as the music is something she would appreciate. Of course, a bride is always going to be antsy about the wedding day.
Maybe she'll get there two hours early to make sure everything is just the way she wants it for her trip down the aisle. This is why the surprise singers and accompanists had to sit inside a closet. We hope it was a big closet. The last thing the couple needed was a suffocated singer.
This Is Called Foreshadowing
At the very least, it's good that this didn't happen DURING the wedding. Getting to the venue and finding that beautiful little church you picked out now has a gaping hole in it because some teenager is going to put a damper on your plans, but knowing the place wasn't packed with guests is a relief.
Otherwise, things could have gone really differently, "Game of Thrones Blood Wedding" kind of differently. And we can't help but say that a BBQ restaurant called Hole-In-The-Wall sounds like the perfect place to cater a rehearsal dinner. You KNOW that place has some great sauces.
Not a Receptive Audience
Dad jokes are, even at the best of times, something that not everybody will enjoy. If you're being asked to come to a wedding with the sole purpose of telling jokes, you'd better be getting your money's worth, even if they are dad jokes. Also, one in the morning? What kind of wedding reception goes that long?
Anybody over the age of forty will have checked out long ago... But maybe that was the intent since it then allows the kids to continue their partying ways without having the parents around to scold them. Was this person on the agenda as a featured comedian? It just seems like a bad idea.
I've Got Time
There are a lot of moving parts to a wedding – really, to any big event like a wedding. You have to manage guests, catering, the venue, the music, the decorations, and much more. There are some things you can't control, however, such as long trains and the weather.
One thing you do have control over is the battery in your car, which is just the icing on the wedding cake for this story. Being an hour late to your own wedding isn't the best, but as long as the bride and groom both go through with it, it all works out in the end.