- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Our wedding day was wonderful, but like any orchestrated event it wasn’t without it’s issues. I thought I would share mine so that it might help those planning their weddings.
None of it was major and didn’t really bother me at the time becuase I truly had a “the show must go own” attitude, but after the fact was when I looked back on the day was when I thought “yeah…that didn’t go the way I would have liked it to.”
The first was quite regrettably my hair. 🙁 I allowed one of my dearest friends who went to cosmetology school, but never actually got a job as a hair stylist, do my hair and unfortunetly never did a trial. So, needless to say my hair was nothing like I wanted it to be and I really had no one to blame, but myself for that one. She did her best.
The second was the DJ. The party music after all of the pomp was awesome! The dance floor was packed all night long! However, all of the arranged music that I had picked such as the ceremony prelude music, the bridal processional, and my processional were nonexistent. Apparently, quite a few of his song files were corrupted. The chosen songs for the family and bridal party entrances were gone and by our first dance, so much static was built up in his system the speakers were sizziling! I thought DH was going to have a heart attack! Thankfully, DH went to investigate the problem and fould that the dj wasn’t plugged into a grounded outlet. Changed the outlet and all was good the rest of the night. Here’s the backstory on that, he was a college friend of my brother and a novice wedding dj that we got for a steal. Again, my choice, nowhere else to place blame for less than perfect results. Notice a pattern?
The third issue was me convincing myself that my dress needed zero alterations! It did fit very well off the rack and by wearing a hoop skirt I figured I’d solved the problem of the skirt being too long. I was wrong. I had to hold my skirt up every time I walked including down the aisle. It wasn’t horrible, It kind of made me feel dainty and southern, but I really wished I had gotten it altered!
The fourth and final issue was underestimating how long pictures would take and choosing a local forest preserve owned estate that was packed with weddings and tourists alike! We did pics before the ceremony and only allowed two and a half hours for them. We were scrambling from shot to shot, but we did manage to have fun doing it. I have yet to get the pro pics back, but I’m already worried I’ll be disappointed.
Given all of this my word of advice to brides-to-be is that if you demand perfection on your wedding day hire seasoned professionals, the best your budget allows. If you can float with it, like I did, you can cut corners and save yourself some money doing it. Thanks for reading! Good luck and happy planning brides! 😉