- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE: Two days before the wedding, which is out of town and 5 hrs away, I get a call early in the morning from my FI saying that his sister (who is in the wedding along with her husband and children) has been rushed to the hospital bc she had lost all feelings in her legs. I was the only one off work bc I took off to get ready for the wedding, so he asked if I could go to the hospital to be with her until he or her husband could get there.
Of course I did and after many hrs of testing they finally figured out that she had an allergic reaction to a new medication and she would be fine, but the doctors werent sure when she would regain feeling in her legs. If it would be a day or several days.
Of course my FI and was very upset. He didnt want such an important person in his life to miss the wedding. However, we didnt want to postpond it bc our parents and us had spent a lot of money on it and would be unable to get it back.
Anyways we ended up having his sisters kids stay the night with us and his sister had to stay overnight in the hospital(Her husband stayed with her)
Since we knew she would be ok, we planned on heading out of town for the rehearsal early in the morning, and we assumed his sister and family would be unable to make the wedding. (It was not a happy morning.)
So, like most brides throughout the whole planning process I focused and obsessed with every detail of the wedding. I wanted, needed, had to have everything perfect. I dreamed about this day all my life!!!
However, seeing the sad look in my FI eyes as he worried that his sister and family couldnt be in the wedding, seeing his families sad faces, sitting at the hospital with his sister while she sat panicy in the hospital. I know the little details no longer mattered.
I said a prayer that night and told God, if he could get his sister and family to the wedding then all I would ask for is to get married with the ppl we love around us. I said I wouldnt worry if something goes wrong. Bc if the flowers or centerpeices are wrong etc etc, wont really matter in the long run.
The next day on the trip in we got a call and found out his sister had been discharged from the hospital and they are on their way!!! My FI and his mom busted out in tears of happiness!!! It was a wonderful feeling!!!
MY FI sister and her family couldnt make the wedding rehearsal, but were able to make the wedding and be in it!!!
The wedding ceremony turned out beautiful!!! When I told ppl later that half the wedding party missed rehearsal they couldnt believe it. I had 16 ppl all together in the wedding party and no one messed up at all!!! Funny how things come together. The reception was a lot of fun!!! His sister who couldnt walk the day before was able to dance at it!!!
DH now, said it meant the world to him that I was so strong and unselfish during the whiole ordeal. He had been afraid I would cry and was so grateful that I was there for everyone and didnt just worry about the wedding. I was proud of myself too. I always kinda thought I may be a brideszilla when it closer to the wedding day.
So I just wanted to share my experience.
Anyways I am finally married!!!!
Thank you bees for all your advice during the waiting and planning process!! It was very helpful!!!