- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2006
I just want to offer some words of encouragement to you ladies–things will go wrong before, during, and after your wedding and it will still be ok. Looking back, I probably should have been a complete mess at my wedding because my groom had some body issues, but we both decided to laugh about it and have fun anyway. Here’s the story:
My husband ran around on a mountain covered in poison oak about two weeks before our wedding. He was in shorts and a tshirt looking for an RC airplane he lost and didn’t realize there was poison oak til he had found the plane. He went home, took a hot showered and (for some reason) scrubbed his whole body with a wash cloth, speading the poison oak oil all over. No rash appeared so we figured he was in the clear.
Fast forward two days before the wedding. He’s in CA, I’m in MI. He finds some ham in the fridge and makes a breakfast burrito. Turns out the ham was old and he got hella bad food poisoning. He was throwing up the entire trip across the country, and even once when he got to MI. He even missed his bachelor party because of it. Writing this down, it sounds like a cliche move, but I couldn’t make this stuff up.
The day of the wedding, he started itching–at first just on his forearms and shins. He figured it was mosquitos and shrugged it off and had a great time dancing, eating, and spending time with our families. The morning after our wedding, however, the rash came out full blown–itching, weeping, bleeding–all over his body. We’re talking arms, legs, neck, torso, behind his ears, on his private areas… It took a lot of Google research to convince me that I couldn’t get poison oak from skin-to-skin contact :). During our honeymoon he used two full tubes of cortisone cream and still has scars from all the itching.
So here’s my encouragement–try to laugh about the things that go wrong and have a good time at your wedding! You only get married once so just try to be present, even if crazy things happen. It makes for a good story later : )
Anybody else have crazy things happen at their wedding?