First off, thanks to Mandi for having us and letting us gush a little bit about our Promise Harbor Wedding series. The four of us (Kelly Jamison, Meg Benjamin, Sydney Somers and Erin Nicholas) had a fantastic time working together and collaborating on these books. During the planning phase lots of ideas were brainstormed and discarded (a series set around a funeral with a family run restaurant and an arsonist at one point) and lots of wine was consumed.
In the end we went with a wedding, (obviously *g*) families connected by long lasting friendships, and while we ditched the arsonist idea, we do have a hot fireman and enough smokin’ chemistry between our heroes and heroines to set the whole town on fire.
But getting back to the wedding, or more specifically the wedding that doesn’t go off as planned, we thought today we’d share some tips on avoiding epic wedding fail. Better to take our advice than wind up with a reception to pay for and no bride and groom, future in-laws ready to call in the police and a whole lot of unwanted video clips about to go viral. Don’t believe us? Guess you’ll have to read the books.
1. Don’t call your ex the night before you get married and sing to them. Unless you’re Kelly Clarkson, in which case definitely belt out a few good ballads. You’re worth it.
2. Don’t take your ex on your honeymoon. Not even if the trip is already paid for. People talk.
3. Don’t have cold feet at your bachelor party. If you’re not careful it just might lead to number 2.
4. Don’t arrest the best man the night before the wedding…or push him out of a tree…or drench him with a fire extinguisher. You might earn a reputation for yourself.
5. Don’t leave the groom at the altar and run away with your ex. Much better to break things off with a text message. All the kids are doing it these days.
6. Don’t hide the truth about your own failed marriage. Trust us. You’ll still look like you’ve got your act together when your brother gets jilted at his own wedding.
7. Don’t climb trees in your tux. That’s what firemen are for. They’ve got insurance coverage for that sort of thing.
8. Don’t run away with only a hideous bridesmaid dress on your back. All the fluff and crinoline makes it much harder to climb down ladders and recue strange men from archeological dig sites.
The Promise Harbor Wedding
Into even the best-planned wedding a little chaos must fall…
Join the residents of Promise Harbor, Massachusetts for the wedding of the season! Or, at least, for the most entertaining wedding of the season. The groom’s been left at the altar, the Maid of Honor is MIA, the Best Man is in handcuffs and the bride has been swept off her feet–literally.
There’s definitely love in the air, but things are going to get a little crazy before anyone gets to happily ever after.
Jilted, Promise Harbor Wedding book one, Kelly, Jamieson, March 19, 2013
Bolted, Promise Harbor Wedding book two, Meg, Benjamin, April 2, 2013
Busted, Promise Harbor Wedding book three, Sydney Somers, April 16, 2013
Hitched, Promise Harbor Wedding book four, Erin, Nicholas, April 30, 2013
To celebrate, one random commenter will win an ebook from each of the author’s backlist. So one person will win four books, the winner’s choice.
To enter, tell us your biggest Wedding Don’t. Open to all through April 10.