If your wedding takes place in a beautiful setting, with a very old and lovely stone walkway; and I get there on the afternoon of your wedding and notice that the prior users of the space have defiled it with various messages and pictures scrawled in sidewalk chalk, the following will occur:

I will ask the venue coordinator if if can be removed.
Upon getting a vague response (i.e. “NO”), I will run around in search of something with which to clean it.
Finding nothing, I will briefly stick two bouquets in the same vase, so that we can take second one, and with repeated trips to the drinking fountain, douse the stone walkway in water.
I will then ponder how to scrub the chalk off, since one really needs a stiff brush or the forceful spray of a hose to do a good job.
Again, finding no useful tool, I will, in fact, take off my shoes, hike up my very dressy pants, and proceed to scrub said walkway with my bare feet.
Your groomsmen will laugh and thank me.
Your young cousins on program distribution duty will be jealous and wish we could trade jobs. (I will understand; I like getting dirty!)
You, having been wise enough to hire us, will never know about any sidewalk chalk art at your chapel.

Because we don’t want it in your wedding photos or assailing your guests eyes as they arrive.


(And no, unfortunately, I do not have a photo showing how ridiculous I must have looked.)

10 comments on “Problem Solved: Sidewalk Chalk

  1. Rebecca

    I’m curious what the sidewalk chalk drawings were of.

    1. Crafty Broads Post author

      Honestly, they weren’t very… clear. One looked like a dinosaur, maybe? And I have no idea about the other. The rest of it was along the lines of “Such and such event in the chapel this way ->” type stuff.

  2. bec

    I love this, but I am sad there are no pictures. The mental image, however, is most amusing. Wedding planners rock.

    1. Crafty Broads Post author

      Yeah, it was pretty funny. I am actually quite sad that there wasn’t a photographer in the vicinity. I think it would have made a great ad for me.

  3. Catherine B

    Oh man! This reminds me of the time we raced to the store to buy cleaning product to remove the sharpie’d statements about what had recently occurred there on the wall of the restroom in the park where my cousin was getting married…

  4. holly

    This is hilarious. Feeling really good about our decision to hire you for our upcoming wedding!

    1. Crafty Broads Post author

      I’m not gonna lie – I am really excited about your wedding. I love it so much I want to be a guest and not work it!

  5. Caitlin

    I believe this is my wedding you’re talking about – and I had no idea this had happened! Cindy is the best!

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