Some of you who have more patience can dig further into Google and check this, but I think I may have performed the first iPhone assisted wedding this last Saturday. At least, I can't find record of any others.
And if this story doesn't get made into a Mac commercial, well... it certainly should.
Generally, if the bride and groom are saying their own vows (as opposed to "repeat after me" kinds), I try to bring along copies for them, knowing they'll probably forget theirs.
This time though, bride and groom were making last minute revisions and didn't send me the finals, so...
10 minutes before the ceremony the groom mentioned he forgot to print his. Aye carumba!
It was his PC laptop we were running the music from, however, and the vows were on there, so... what to do, what to do? The wedding was actually at the NW Lab where we do our Sunday gatherings, and our office (storage space, really) is only two blocks away, so I drove over and grabbed our inkjet printer.
Now, when I plug things like this into my macbook, somehow, it all just works. But we all know what happens when you try that with a PC, right?
Yup. "Found New Hardware... Would you like to install drivers?" Uh, yeah!
And of course- "Could not find new drivers"... We even managed to get the thing on the interwebs, and still... Nothing. Maybe it's an obscure printer? Some brand called HP we bought at a little local place called Costco. I can see why the PC might have had trouble finding drivers for something like that.
So, we're down to about a minute to go, and it's pretty clear: trying to get this stupid, nearly-new, Vista-running PC to do something ridiculously simple like print a document is going to be impossible. So... We did the smart thing.
We emailed the document to my iPhone, and at the appropriate time, I handed it to the groom who read the vows from the well-lit and very readable screen.
And possibly a first, even as many months after the iPhone release as Dec 22nd, 2007
I hope to have a pic or two soon...