Post # 1
Just curious what your ONE favorite part of your wedding was (something other than getting marred 😉 ), and what ONE thing was that went wrong/you would’ve changed if you could have. I’m 6 days out and my mind keeps racing!!!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Post # 3
One of my fondest memories from our wedding was my girls and I singing “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights” at the top of our lungs in the middle of the dance floor. It’s kind of a tradition that we have in our old high school so everyone else thought we were crazy but it was totally fun for us.
The biggest downer was BY FAR drinking too many mimosas earlier in the day and getting crazy stomach cramps. It kind of put a damper on some of the reception when it felt like my insides were going to explode. All of that vitamin C just about killed me.
Post # 4
@UpstateCait: Good heads up about the mimosas. I could see that easily happen to me.
@KristenGotMarried: Gah! 6 days!
Post # 5
@Roe: Yea, it wasn’t pretty. The champagne had little affect on me, it was all the OJ. Too much vitamin C can really wreak havoc on your insides.
Post # 6
it is hard to pick one highlight. i won’t say the ceremony since you said not to count getting married – but i have about a gazillion moments just from that alone! the bonfire party we had on the beach after dinner was super fun. I finally got my voice back in full my then and i didn’t stop dancing for 3 hours straight! Our wedding night back in our hotel room was also amazing. I can’t think of a low on the actual wedding day. The night before i was SUPER stressed to the point i was in tears and had trouble falling asleep. My stress was increased by the fact i got sick a few days before wedding and it got worse the day before as i woke up with no voice! So i would say take good care of yourself these next 6 days!
I guess another “low” was that we started the ceremony a half hour late because my 4 month old niece was crying. So that cut picture time after the ceremony. But on the actual day, i didn’t feel low – only when i got my pictures back and saw the repucussions of that limited time (limited bridal party pics)
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
My only problem was that my husband never cut the vent stays on his suit. It drives me crazy in the photos. The highlight was probably the very short, but amazing toast my groom gave during dinner.
Post # 8
Highlight: ummm everything? It went by in SUCH blur I almost feel like I missed it. I couldn’t pick just one thing. But I guess if I had to, I’d say dancing with all my friends and family to crazy songs like Jessie’s Girl and Don’t Stop Believing. I also really loved after the wedding my hubby and I ate our to-go food (boxed up by our day-of coordinator) in the hotel in our bathrobes just gushing about the whole night.
Lowlight: realizing there were gold safety pins in my dress when I walked down the aisle… Okay that one really wasn’t so bad. The only thing that really went wrong was that everybody kept coming up to us while we were trying to eat so we didn’t really get more than 4 bites all night. Also I thought I was going to pass out all day beforehand because I was such a nervous wreck. Annnnd also the best man had a button break off his tux just before the wedding and they had to race to get it fixed. Nobody told me for days. I wouldn’t have cared and not made him fix it lol.
All in all I think the day was perfect. Things we wrong but it didnt really matter. Nobody noticed the safety pins, people loved the food and drinks, and the best man’s button was fine.
Sorry I didn’t pick ONE.
Post # 9
@MrsNerdy: Hehehe totally fine, more than one is great 🙂 I love to hear people’s stories.
@UpstateCait: I totally remember your mimosa story! How awful 🙁 Ug.
Tonight I found out that for the toast, my dad was originally planning to tell the story about how I peed on him in public when I was 2. And my mom showed me her list of 4 hours worth of horrible song requests that she says she’s going to demand from the DJ. Both of these together put me over the edge. Sigh.
Post # 10
Highlight? The church lady and I had gone AROUND and AROUND about the Communion hymn. My friend had suggested “Be Thou My Vision,” which I fell in love with…and the church lady nixed. Finally the compromise was that my friend would sing it as a post-Communion meditation…and I had to pick some cheesy 70’s hymn for Communion.
So, during the Mass, crazy Church lady was downstairs with us, and my friend and the organist were up in the choir loft. The organist had no clue what was going on, so my friend told her the Communion hymn was…”Be Thou My Vision.” I was so shocked when I realized it!
Lowlight…my side of the family was still very upset about my father’s death two months before.
Post # 11
Highlight was dancing with friends at the end of the night, to be honest. We had so much fun. There were two low parts – the limo with broken air conditioning (it was 95 degrees and muggy as hell on that day) and the fact that I forgot table numbers which resulted in free for all seating. I walked into the reception and was like “WTF THIS ISN’T WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SITTING AND WHY ARE MY PARENTS STUCK AT THAT SHITTY PEOPLE WITH THE DATES OF THE GUYS IN THE WEDDING PARTY?
Post # 13
Our highlight was definitely the toasts! My former housemate gave what was, I think, the best wedding toast of all time. But not only that, my normally very shy step-father busted out this heartfelt, goofy, perfect toast. It was the highlight for sure.
The low of the wedding was our DJ who did everything from play a set list from an entirely different event, cutting off my dad while he was making a toast, not having the equipment to play our first dance song (it was…. a CD player.), etc. Hated that part.
Post # 14
Low: Our major rental company literally screwing up everything and Darling Husband being super stressed and missing out on stuff he was supposed to be doing with his Groomsmen the morning of the wedding. Ugh.
Highlight: I loved driving in the Winnebago with Darling Husband after our first look 🙂 Our whole photography time before the actual ceremony (first look, wedding party, etc) was just awesome, I loved it. Oh and dancing my buns off while eating a tremendous amount of cake from our late night buffet. Our food the whole night was just phenomenal. Can I do it again please?!?!
Post # 16
Highlight: So hard to pick just one! But I guess I would say our private last dance and having our first moment alone together as a married couple.
Lowlight: This is going to sound like a downer, but the moment I had alone with my dad before going down the aisle. My dad and I have a weird/not so great relationship and I actualy didn’t want him to walk me down the aisle, but had him do it to avoid the massive amounts of family drama that would have followed. The actual walking wasn’t all that bad, but standing back there with him with no one else around felt like the longest few minutes of the day.