This week there have been enough stressors wedding related and just plain life related that I am currently dealing with a cold sore. It's been one and a half years since I've slathered abreva on my lip, but that's not what you came to hear about.
What is Murphy's law? Most people know it as the phrase Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Now this may seem like an extremely cynical outlook on the world, but when it comes to weddings it's good to remove the pink, puff-ball filter that covers your eyes when envisioning being on a horse farm and never dealing with poop. There is no magical wand to wave to remove it, so you need to make sure things are in place and people are designated with some not-so-nice tasks. I doubt any of my guests will be in a situation to remove poo, that was just an extreme example (granted there will be kids at the wedding, so poo is still on the table, but not literally. What a wordy hole I've dug. Are you really still reading this tangent? If so please write a comment so I can thank you for your extensive reading).
What has gone wrong so far? Well thankfully not much, but the person I planned to do my makeup broke her leg and won't be able to walk up the stairs to the Bridal Loft. My plan on the day of the wedding is to stay up in the Bridal Loft until I need to walk down the aisle. I don't envision doing my makeup downstairs while guests arrive, that's just not in the picture, so I regretfully had to let her go due to something out of her control. Do I feel bad? Yes, but at least she was straight with me and didn't lie about being able to walk up the stairs.
How do you prevent Murphy's law? Well, you can't. Now that we've gotten the defeatism out in the open what you can do is have a positive attitude and be flexible to change where you can. If it rains, bring umbrellas. If something else happens that I personally don't want to jinx, ask for help. Life doesn't stop on your wedding day, and sometimes, as the Beatles so beautifully coined, you get by with a little help from your friends..
If it might rain, bring rainboots! Always be prepared against Murphy's Law.