Post # 1
When all is said and done and the big day comes and goes. What things did you stress about before the wedding that after the wedding you suprised yourself by realising you didn’t even think about it on your wedding day?
Post # 3
The two fake windmills inside the reception hall and the mural of Santorini. We were on a very short timescale and the ILs went to look at a few venues. We had said we wanted a plain venue with no murals, strangeness on the walls. The ILs went and saw this, sent us the flyer saying the room we’d be having was exactly like the one photographed but bigger. It was what we wanted. We paid a hefty deposit, and then when we went to see it, to see two MAHOOSIVE Windmills and the whole of Santorini painted in the background was a little shock. DH was even more upset than me, mostly because we didn’t want a remake of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. We were both very upset, but MIL denied that there was any decoration at all in the venue.
Anyway in the end we just put our head down, dealt with it and got on with it. In the end no one really noticed, or cared, and we were too busy having a good time. DH and I had a picture taken under the windmill to show MIL wh before the wedding is still in denial there were any at all.
7 months on. MIL still denies there were windmills, even with photographic evidence – it’s become the family joke.
EDIT: The moral of the story is – no one really notices jack on the day.
Post # 4
Honestly, I stressed about very little before – by about four weeks before the big day, I had a total “who cares?” attitude! Still 100% convinced that this is the way to go. I’m glad I didn’t fork out for magicians, caricaturists, fireworks, photo booths, live bands, sweetie buffets and all the 1001 other added extras. Our wedding was totally about us, our families and our friends all day; we had the time to enjoy each others’ company, chat to every guest and, most importantly, eat our yummy dinner (!) without worrying that we were missing out on entertainment or getting distracted.
To a person, the guests have told me they had an amazing time. So if you can’t afford all the trappings the blogs tell you you simply must have, don’t worry! Good food, good wine, good company and a good party are all you need
Post # 5
I wasn’t a huge stress person, but I certainly cared about… nothing. I was slightly worried about how the place would be decorated because I gave my day of coordinator the basics of what I wanted and “feel free to make it beautiful”. In the end, it looked amazing. I was worried about the food because we had never had a taste test, and it was great!
Honestly, only the things I didn’t worry about went wrong (wrong flowers, limo “broke down” so we went home in a yellow taxi van, massive car accident almost made me miss the wedding cause a few main roads were closed, city took down a giant tree in our front yard so the boys and photog couldn’t get in or out of our driveway… etc, etc,etc).
In the end, the only thing that was noticed was the yellow taxi van and the people who were left and saw it thought it was hilarious. We had a great laugh, got in, and went home 🙂
Post # 6
Anyone miss not having a lot of guests?
I don’t have a lot of friends and neither does FI. So I’m concerned about having a wedding with 40 or less people.
Post # 7
@honeybee1999: I didn’t miss the guests who I didn’t know well. We invited 25 – We had 22 people at the wedding and reception (not including us, the officiant, and the mariachi band). The other 3 guests were stuck en route and attended the breakfast the next day.
What i DID MISS was taking pictures. I wished I had taken pictures the whole couple of days, but I enjoy photography. I also wished that hubby and I would have had a little more alone time, having your family and friends around for 4 days (even in Vegas where we were married), we were pulled in 1000 directions every day.