A girl who travelled greater than 3,000 miles from Washington DC to Glasgow to attend her friend’s wedding has gone viral after she shared a video about how she ended up at the wrong reception.
Arti Mala posted a TikTok video about the mishap, which confirmed her standing outdoors a church in Glasgow with the wrong wedding social gathering as a result of she had misjudged the period of time she had between the ceremony and the reception.
The businesswoman mentioned she attended her friend’s ceremony, however determined to return to her Airbnb “5 minutes away” to get modified and have a little bit relaxation earlier than the reception. Nevertheless, this turned out to be an enormous mistake due to rain and issues with getting a taxi to the reception venue.
In the preliminary video shared by Mala, which garnered greater than 430,000 views, she met the bride and groom of the wedding she had mistakenly stumbled into. Nevertheless, they noticed the humorous aspect of issues and laughed collectively about the blunder, earlier than Mala obtained into an Uber to get to the right venue.
Nevertheless, she was so late to the wedding she was meant to be at that she had missed the speeches. In a follow-up video, she detailed how she was meant to be the couple’s “unofficial videographer” however had missed out on a number of essential moments whereas she was in the wrong place.
She spoke of how her friend’s wedding was a cross-cultural one with a British-Punjabi groom and Scottish bride. The couple had organised for “enjoyable surprises” to showcase their heritages, together with somebody enjoying the bagpipes alongside a dhol drummer.
“I missed all of it,” she instructed viewers sadly.
Mala defined that she went again to her Airbnb proper after the ceremony, however didn’t realise that “Uber was operating notably gradual that day” and that it might “take so lengthy to get from Level A to Level B”.
She additionally made a mistake when getting into the title of the reception venue into the taxi app, due to their comparable names. Company went from Pollok Home to Pollokshaws Burgh Corridor, only a mile away from one another.
However she by chance typed in the vacation spot as Pollokshields Burgh Corridor, which was about two miles away from the place she wanted to be.
“I simply didn’t give it some thought, I used to be flustered, I used to be making an attempt to get out the door,” Mala mentioned. “As soon as I obtained there, I sprinted into the corridor as a result of I knew I used to be operating late and instantly, no one regarded acquainted, which is OK as a result of I’m coming from out of city so I didn’t know numerous the wedding company.”
However it was solely when she noticed a signboard that learn “Congratulations Caitlyn and Stephen” when she realised one thing was wrong. She initially thought she was at the wrong entrance, however quickly realised she was in the fully wrong venue.
Mala mentioned she tried calling one other Uber instantly, however none have been accessible for a while. Two males walked out of the corridor and after she instructed them what had occurred, she found they have been the groom, Stephen, and the bride’s brother.
They reassured her that they made the identical mistake that morning and had initially gone to Pollokshaw as an alternative of Pollokshields, the place their wedding was going down.
The bride, Caitlyn, additionally got here to meet Mala and invited her to have a drink and keep at their reception if she needed to.
Nevertheless, Mala mentioned: “I flew all the approach for this very particular wedding and I’m supposed to be taking movies there. So I lastly did get an Uber, confirmed up to the different occasion, sprinted inside and by then, their entrance was over, all the wedding speeches have been over, appetiser course was properly underway. I had missed all of it.”
She admitted that the groom’s father was “notably upset” that she hadn’t been there on time, however reassured viewers that she “made it up to him later in the night over drinks”.
“The bride and groom have been tremendous chilled, they have been simply blissful I made it. It was one of the most enjoyable and considerate weddings I’ve ever been to,” Mala added.