- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
We had our wedding, things went wrong, but it only made our day more special! I decided I had to do a recap for anyone (esp DIY brides) who is currently losing their mind….
Things we did (and you can too)
-DIY invites, programs, favours, table decor, seating chart etc. I started early and made time in the last 2 weeks to finish everything off. These projects kept me sane and I loved looking around and thinking ‘I made a wedding!’ We decided not to put favours on tables which was a bad idea because we were then left with a box full – a whole day of baking 🙁
-DIY music. We made playlists for our laptop and hooked it up to a sound system provided by my muso bm. The dancefloor was packed all night. My brother was our M.C. and he totally rocked it! We also hired a local singer/guitarist for the cocktail hour which set the atmosphere nicely.
– buffet roast dinner. It wasn’t fancy but there was plenty to go around, and it totally hit the spot after a hectic day. (Though I did have a heart attack early on when the caterer called ME to say they had broken down 30mins away. Ummm..fix it?)
-‘friendor’ photographer- I had a dear friend and her husband as our photographers, as she is just starting out in the business. They were FANTASTIC! It was so special to be surrounded by friends and it made photo time fun and relaxing.
-RAIN- it had not rained for months leading up to our wedding. The sky was blue every day. As the clouds came over and the thunder rolled 1hr before ‘go time’, all I could do was smile. When the skies opened up and the rain poured 10 mins before the ceremony I laughed. It was perfect. After a year of planning, stressing and perfecting, there was now nothing more I could do but get wet and get married. From all accounts, the atmosphere in the chapel was the same, as the rain had forced everyone to band together and have a laugh. As we were pronounced man and wife, the sun came out and it was time to party!
– no cake, no garter toss. The only person who missed these was my groom’s poor Auntie who had bought us a cake cutting set (totally slipped our mind.. oops). We had plenty of dessert.
-mismatched attire- this still didn’t work out as I had planned (dresses are hard!) But I loved the way we all looked in the end. Girls wore various shades of purple chiffon in different styles. Boys wore light grey suits (bought themselves)with different patterned ties. My husband wore a dark grey suit. We looked awesome.
There’s much more I could add, but the main message I have is to have FUN because nothing can really go wrong when you are surrounded by your favourite people.