- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Well not much went as planned for my big day. My mother (though I love her dearly) was on “Princess” status from the time she landed unti the day she left. My Maid/Matron of Honor became the actual bridezilla on my wedding day, the preacher made a major Uh Oh, my Darling Husband got fussy, and My planner was….well lets just say, NOT worth the money.
Details you say?… I thought you’d never ask. I will give you all a quick run-down of the ups and downs of my Big Day.
Downs: I had so many no-shows your head would spin. My Darling Husband flipped his lid at the wedding rehearsal when he decided to try and force my two FEUDING parents together along with their current spouses in the same row. When I tried to tell him that it was futile… he went off on me…in front of everyone. I had a pre-wedding meltdown in efforts to not KILL him. THEN I found out I would NOT have any ushers at my wedding because none of my family could commit. Out of the 17 people who were suppose to be at rehearsal only 10 made it. We were missing groomsman, and of course ushers were MIA! Eventually my nerves were smoothed over with a coke and vodka… until I got home. Did I not mention that my mother, her husband, and my little sister/Jr. bridesmaid were staying at my house? Well… they were. And my Maid/Matron of Honor had reserved a room for all us girls to go to and stay the night before the wedding… no one ended up there except for us two. On day of my Darling Husband was running around ALL day running errands for my mother, who was having her little fit at the hair salon about how she wanted it styled… She left the salon with no make-up and then went home to redo her hair and put on her own makeup… She wasn’t shy about texting me at every waking moment. By the time I got to the salon (which I thought we would have to ourselves) there were other clients all over the place. I was there for a few hours waaaay earlier than when my actual wedding would be. 9 whole hours early. Then the limo picking up my grandparents for the wedding broke down leaving them stranded until help arrived. THe limo driver with the guys was such an idiot that he got lost and drove the boys around downtown for at least 20 minutes for no reason. After getting dressed in my new wedding day suite we had the worst time trying to coordinate with the guys to not see us since they were of course being driven all over the place. After getting to the venue, EVERYONE kept coming into my dressing room….I felt overcrowded and exposed and really just wanted my space with my bridesmaids. My photographer was doing his best to get pictures of everyone, but since folks decided to be on their own schedule, and my photographer was just starting out…. A TON of photo ops were missed on my wedding day… and I mean a TON! ANywho, my mother whined about letting her “Only” sister into my dressing room, and someone talked my Darling Husband into buying silver earrings for my GOLD IVORY AND SCARLET wedding….I won’t mention any names. My planner was WORTHLESS!! SO IF YOU LIVE IN THE DALLAS AREA PLEASE AVOID AT ALL COSTS CHRISTI TUCK! SHe is a nice lady but my Maid/Matron of Honor said that she wasn’t doing CRAP and when she came upstairs to check on the progress of the setup, the planner was sitting on her ass. My Maid/Matron of Honor put my reception pieces up herself, along with another bridesmaid. My planner gave me incomplete bouts for the guys and forgot to give my Maid/Matron of Honor the roses for our Rose Ceremony that we were to give the mothers. Did I also mention that the RUNNER WAS NOT out before the ceremony, she forgot, and had to do it right before I walked down the aisle. The damn thing wasn’t taped down so I had to look down the whole time so I would bust my ass… If you look at my pics you will see the HUGE humps in the runner from it being loose laying there. My Maid/Matron of Honor was freaking out the whole day, and you would have sworn it was her wedding day. But she meant well. Like I said before the damn planner forgot the roses so when the Reverend said to give them to the mothers we had NOTHING and instead I gave them hugs. Now on to the Reverend. I could have sworn that man had NEVER done a wedding. He stuttered through the wedding so quickly that I didn’t know it was over. He FORGOT…and yes I said FORGOT! to let us completely light our unity candle. My planner failed to make sure the mothers lit them when they walked down the aisle so my Darling Husband and I had to do it, but right after we lit the tapers he cut us off, AND continued with wedding vows. My soloist got caught off too in the middle of the first verse when he decided to continue his officiating. I was kind of pissed, and I know my poor soloist had no idea why she couldn’t finish the song. ALSO while I was walking down the aisle, only about 20 or so out of the 80+ people where even there….I knew I should have put an earlier time on my damn invites. Anyway, after the ceremony I wanted to take pictures but everyone kept invading my space telling me what they wanted and how. And we just kept taking pics and pics of everyone standing with us but nothing that I wanted. I had NO pics of me and my girls, NO pics of my parents with us…everything we took was in a big group picture. My hair was falling in my face, which started to bug me too. I eventually began to get noticeably frustrated, and my Darling Husband saw. He told everyone to go away because we were going to go outside for pics alone. (thats why I love him) My planner on the other hand wanted to let us know repeatedly that we only had about 5 minutes to do so…. REally?!?! When I hired her to keep shit in order, and she DOEsNT, don’t go telling me how much time I have to take pictures with MY husband! We took as many as we could before going to the reception… This is where my Darling Husband kind of irritated me… He was getting firm with the bridal party about their entrance into the reception. And I know that its not a huge deal, but I was a little irritated because I planned this whole wedding ALONE from start to finish, and the one thing that wasn’t a realy problem on the day of the wedding is the one thing that you felt the need to get stupid about when I could have used your help so many times during the planning process? But I got over it. Nothing a little wine won’t fix lol… From the reception on, it was a pretty smooth ride, except that EVERYONE would not leave me alone when it was time to eat, and kept coming over to take pictures with me. That went on for about 15 straight minutes.I did hear from my Darling Husband and my Maid/Matron of Honor that the planner was sitting on her ass flirting with the Hired officer during the reception…DId I mention she was married? The flower girl had a hair mess! ANd her parents just left her like that for the ceremony… The ringbearer threw a fit had to be held the entire ceremony and reception… *TAKES DEEP BREATH*….wow… that felt good 🙂 now on to the good things
Ups: The view was spectacular. My daddy made everything all better with his humor and charm. the whole way down the aisle he was whispering jokes to me just to make me smile. My husband and I were giggling during the ceremony because I accidentally put his ring on the wrong finger. My gown change to EVERYONE by surprise! It was AWESOME to hear them gasp when I came in. The food was sooooooo delicious. My dress was so tight that I couldn’t eat it all though lol! My DJ Michael from FIRST DANCE DJs made the night a success. My husband was so very adorable when he was dancing because he has absolutely NO rythym and knows it lol. My Maid/Matron of Honor surprised us with a carriage ride exist, and my videographer and photographer did a great job at not being noticed. There was endless wine, and food to spare. IT WAS AWESOME!
Now, Are you ready for some pictures?? Lets hope I don’t crash the servers with this one ladies 🙂