Quickly we checked the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. They were fine. We called the florist. When the florist arrived, the ballroom was decorated. They assumed there had been a mix-up, left the boxes for the bridal party, and returned to the florist. They were doing three weddings that day, so they did not bother to check back. The flowers were left from the noon wedding that did not begin until two. The previous wedding party had vacated the premises just before our four o'clock wedding.
The caterer was setting up a lovely buffet supper. The bride had ordered a sit-down dinner, not a buffet. The champagne fountain was flowing with something red. The caterer's staff put punch in the champagne fountain instead of champagne.
Back upstairs, we were dressing. The ugly bridesmaids' dresses had an overskirt of matching lace. When we took the dresses out of the garment bags, the lace was ecru and the ribbons around the bodice were missing. Did we receive the wrong dresses? The dresses fit. The dressmaker had finished them off incorrectly. What could we do? We wore them.
The bridal gown was unwrapped. The ankle-length ivory satin gown was now floor length with a long lace train and veil. Our friend had selected a small head form with attached veil. The bride would have cried, but her make-up was already finished.
By this time, we all began to laugh. What else could be mixed up, change