When it comes to weddings, we all want our dream day to run smoothly, with everyone having a fabulous time.
But sometimes things don’t quite go to plan.
A woman who once worked as a server at a wedding has shared the horrible moment she thought she’d ruined a couple’s big day – and the surprising response she got from the bride.
In a post on TikTok, a user named @chloe_beeee recalled how she briefly worked in silver service, but was “too clumsy” and often dropped things.
“It was the only wedding I ever served and I accidentally spilt a whole gravy boat of gravy onto the lap of the mother-in-law of the bride,” she said.
“It was hot and it was everywhere and it didn’t burn her thank god.
“She had to go and get changed at home, so she had to actually drive and go and get changed, luckily they were all local.”
Chloe goes on to say how she was “young and beside herself” in tears as she was worried she’d ruined the wedding.
But that couldn’t have been further from the truth.
She adds: “The bride came over to me and shook my hand and she thanked me.
“She said my mother-in-law should not have been wearing white on my wedding day and then she gave me a £55 tip and if I see her in town now we still say hi.”
The video quickly went viral, garnering over 450,000 views and more than 103,000 likes.
Hundreds of people also took the time to comment, with one saying: “Are you sure the £55 tip came after the accident and not before?”
Another wrote: “The universe woke up and chose karma.”
“That’s great, shows that karma is real,” proclaimed a third.
Someone else replied: “On behalf of the bride, thank you.”
A different user added: “OMG I LOVE this story.”