Periodically the best planning still won’t prepare you for trouble.
- I thought my fiance and I planned our wedding with every detail and issue in mind.
The two of us knew it was going to be an unusual wedding with social distancing and masks, however the two of us weren’t going to let anything stop the plans for our big afternoon! Our friends and family went into quarantine for several weeks before the wedding, so the two of us could lower all the people’s exposure during the ceremony and festivities. I was ecstatic that all the people came to the wedding wearing their masks, and people didn’t mind sitting far apart during the wedding. In fact, things were going even better than the two of us expected until the reception started. The two of us sat down to dinner and a few hours later, the ceiling was in the middle of the dance room. I heard a crack and a pop, and then the entire ceiling, drywall, and pieces of ventilation equipment came crashing down to the floor. The pieces of drywall missed the head table by 3 feet. My mom jumped up from her seat and started yelling and screaming. The event planner came running into the room with an easily surprised look on his face. The entire reception was ruined due to a leak in the ventilation system. We had to eat buffet type in an adjacent room and it wasn’t decorated with our charming wedding flowers plus ribbons. My new partner plus I found out that the ventilation system was the reason for the crash. Built up condensation causes the ceiling structure to cave. The owner of the arena apologized plus refunded all of our money.