Something a bit more lighthearted today. We all love a bit of 'You've Been Framed' style humour, so here is a collection of my favourite marquee related mishaps on YouTube.
Please don't worry if you have a marquee booked or if you're thinking of booking a marquee, the mishaps were caused by freak weather overseas and flimsy or poorly installed marquees. We've never experienced a marquee blowing away or falling down.....and one of our marquees was up at Lulworth in 80mph winds just before Christmas!
First up, my favourite clip. Too much free reception champers and wine for this lady in red (and Chris de Burgh certainly won't be singing about her drunken escapades any time soon). I wonder if the bride and groom ever spoke to her afterwards? Doubtful....
Next, this little garden marquee certainly gives its owners the run around. It's as if it has a mind of its own and just decides to move location!
Another of my favourites, this one happened stateside. On a more positive note, at least the guests have smiles on their faces and everyone looks like they bonded in a sort of team building exercise way!
What do you do when your neighbour's marquee looks like it's about to blow away? Answer A: run round, tell them and possibly help or Answer B: grab your phone, take a video of their misery and hope you can make some sweet moolah? You may have seen this one, it happened in the UK a month or two ago and was covered in the news.
On the subject of grabbing phones to record the havoc, these folks look more interested in getting a dramatic video than either helping or running for their lives.
That's about enough revelling in other people's grief. For a more comforting marquee video experience, check out these videos of Oakleaf marquees being installed (no mishaps - I promise): traditional marquee wedding at home or wedding at a Dorset vineyard (the gazebo in this video is not ours!).