Wedding of a lovely couple at 5.00 p.m today at the Crichton Memorial Church.
Got there at 4.40 and the side door was open but nobody in sight; opened the bolted inner doors then went down the flight of steps to discover that the main (grill-type) door was padlocked.
All the guests were outside (luckily a fine late afternoon with no rain); called through the grill to the photographer who said that he’d called the office an hour before. Called them again and as it was 4.50 we got the guests (and it was a marvellous number) in through the side door.
At 4.55 one of the janitors arrived but without the keys for the main door. We got them in eventually and the bridal party was able to make its entrance.
Bloody amateur hour in Dixie. No candles lit; no sign of the janitor who buggered off and didn’t let the bridegroom, best man and me (who were in the vestry) know when’s the bridal party had arrived; no clip on mike available.
Disgrace. Have emailed them and asked the family to write.