10 minutes to my wedding, I’m called for a contract of $300 million? Of course, the wedding will wait. What kind of question is that? Don’t tell me that doesn’t qualify as an emergency. The wedding waits please, at least back in the day.
However, modern technology means that we can now eat our cake and have it. The wedding can actually hold in my absence. We can place a large portrait of me on a chair beside the bride while I dash away to go nail the contract! Now, we can throw in a mobile phone call and put me on speaker-phone, so I can say, “I do” at the appropriate time. But, even better, we can notch it up a bit and make that call a video call so that my sweet bride can actually both hear and see me say those words. Of course, I would get to see her too, on the road wherever I am at that time.
There. Technology makes it perfect. Wedding saved. Weddings redefined. Some day, we will have weddings with one partner using a holographic projection.