The Minister From Hell

September 30, 2013  •  1 Comment

Dawn and I have heard horror stories of ministers/priests/officiants doing this, but we have never known anyone that it has happened to, and thank God we have not had it happen to us (knock on wood).  When I first saw this video I thought, "Oh no, I know what is coming!"  And, yep, it did,  The minister "went off" on the videographer.  

This incident should never have happened.  It should never have been allowed to happen by the "professionals" involved.  If the minister was going to be that irritated by a videographer being behind him, then he should have set the ground rules and expectations beforehand.  It is not fair to them, the guests nor the bride and groom to put on such a display during the ceremony.   However, if the minister did "set the ground rules" before hand then the videographer was in the wrong and should have been scolded.

When Dawn and I do weddings, we always talk to the people in charge, including the minister, to see what is and is not allowed.  You have to otherwise you run the risk of suffering the wrath of the minister as was captured on video during the wedding below.

 

 

When doing a wedding, in any capacity, expectations need to be set.  Everyone involved must know what they can and can not do.  Dawn and I did  a wedding last week, and the "church lady" told us right away that we were not allowed to go past the last pew in the back of the church and could only go ten feet to either side of the back door during the ceremony.  We couldn't even be in the aisle during the processional or the recessional.  And she did warn us that the priest has stopped the wedding before and told a photographer to go back to the back of the church.  I don't know if he really did or not, but the fact that she was telling us that was all we needed to know our boundaries.  Later, when we met the priest, his very first words to us were:  "Have you been told about having to stay in the back of the church during the ceremony?"   That is setting expectations and avoiding bad situations for all involved!

 

 

 

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Rebecca M.(non-registered)
I saw this story, but you made it real. Love the "insider" perspective on how something like this could happen.
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