- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Yes, it is one of those posts.. First things first, I am so happy, so happy and blessed to have finally married the LOVE of my life and got to enjoy a fabulous honeymoon, but boy, oh boy, all the things that could’ve gone wrong, went wrong. I’m not sharing this because I am miserable or hate my wedding and wish things could have been different, blah blah blah, but because I think sometimes you have to just laugh about moments like this. So before I share all the wonderful photos and moments that was my wedding, I want to share all the insane gone wrong moments of our wedding, so brace yourselves!! Bee’s the past 2 weeks have been the craziest, fastest, most AMAZING 2 weeks of my life!!! I GOT MARRIED!!!!!!!! I am a Mrs.!!! We went on our 7 day southern caribbean cruise and WE MOVED TO TEXAS! So I am sitting here in a new Barnes N Noble because, in a new city, a new state, and becuase we have yet to set up internet at our little apartment! I cannot wait to receive our Pro pics so I can share all our amazing pictures… but that will be the next post.
The wedding week and wedding day went by SO fast! I tell everyone that my own wedding has to be the fastest wedding that I have attended. And as much as I wanted everything to go smoothly, there were some MAJOR hiccups =( Now looking back I can laugh and brush them off, but as we sat in the airport waiting for our flight, I was heated!!!!
One, I had a pretty bad bridezilla moment on a groomsman. This person who agreed to fly out with DH early to help out with whatever was going to be needed for the wedding, instead this overgrown baby of a MAN wanted to ensure he got a mini vacation out of what was supposed to be our wedding prep time. He was insensitive, rude, pushy, and SO BOSSY!!! He was the reason why I was so stressed out and annoyed the whole week before the wedding. DH had to talk to him and tell him to cool it, he eventually apologized before our big day, good thing, because I was about to throw him on a plane back to Texas!!!! If I had time that week, I guarantee THIS man would have been the topic of a post on it’s own…
Next thing. OUR DJ was AWFUL!!!!! GOD AWFUL!!! I have no idea how he was so bad when I had given him a step by step, specific time and order of events schedule. He chose another version of a song for our ceremony, he didn’t even announce us as Mr. and Mrs. for our grand entrance, he simple stated our names, He was going all OUT of order, playing upbeat music during dinner, announced tables for dinner in RANDOM, skipping Groom’s parents (I thought was kinda funny!) AND he NEVER announced for cake cutting, I repeat, WE NEVER CUT THE CAKE… =( Even after us letting him know, he just FAILED. We had to keep going up to him to keep letting him know what he needed to announce next! It was unbelievable!!!!!!!
Timing. We had to start the ceremony late, which led to a very rushed cocktail hour for pictures. Luckily the guys took pictures alone early on in the day and my bridesmaids and me took portraits inside, but since we had VERY limited time for pictures we weren’t able to take many, if any combined bridal party photos, the photographer focused on getting shots of me and hubby. Which I am thankful for! I got to see a few shots on the camera and despite the lack of natural lighting the pics looked great!! Thank goodness for that amazing slow stop lens!
OH!!!! Another not so hillarious moment, one of MIL’s sisters came up to me during dinner to give me a hug and to congratulate me, AND to ask me if I WAS EXPECTING!!!!! I was stunned… I couldn’t believe she had asked me that.. I looked at her and said flat out “NO..Not at all” (AND BEE’s I was even on my period!!!!) I then asked her why??? “Was it because I looked like I was… or because of our short engagement…” She replied, “Oh NOO we were all just wondering.” CAN YOU believe that guys???? She could have totally ruined my night!!!!!! Luckily I married an incredible man and he assured me I looked fabulous!! The nerve of that lady… Unfortunately I did lose my appetite after that =( Not hubby, he told me dinner was GREAT, as did some other guests =)
Since our wedding started so late, AND our flight was scheduled to leave that night at 1 AM (that’s what happens when you let dear hubby plan a surprise honeymoon;) ) we had such a small window to do ANYTHING. There was a point where I for sure knew we weren’t going to be able to take family portraits, but somehow was able to squeeze time in at the end. (I was told later, that people were irritated at how MIA we were). I’m glad even with our crazy timing, we were able to have some our first dance, dancing, parent dances, the dollar dances, toasts, garter and bouqet toss, and we even had a surprise dance routine performed by my little cousins! It was the cutest thing EVER! We had planned a sweet married couples dance where all married couples would dance together and then as the called out anniversary’s couples who have been married the least amount of time would leave the floor leaving the one’s who had been married the longest, well, the DJ had to mess that up too! He instead tried calling couples year by year to the floor. He would go “One year married” *No one stood up* “2 years married” *still no one* finally he got to 5 years and I had enough so I yelled, “ALL MARRIED COUPLES DANCE!!!!!!” UGHHHH!!!! Anyways, it eventually turned out nice.
End of the night we were so rushed ensuring we were NOT going to miss our flight we didn’t have any time go table to table saying hello to guests. We hurrily got out of our wedding day attire and grabbed our packed bags, and left to the airport.
Upon arriving to the airport, we noticed it was empty, too empty. We got to the front desk to chek in and first thing the attendant asks is if we were planning on checking in bags… UM for a 7 day cruise, DUH! He then tells us that TSA is not there and we cannot check in bags!!!! At this point hubby was fuming, how does TSA just leave?! SO desperate to just get on the plane we decide to try and cram as much into small bags and just buy our shampoos and other liquids in Puerto Rico.. Before we did that, we ask for our tickets… THEN the (very rude) attendant informs us that the tickets we had were for the FOLLOWING week!!!!!! We have no idea how the tickets were purchased for the wrong date, when we had help getting them through the airlines themselves!!!! We tried to get credit for another flight and the only flight they had would get us there too late and we would miss our boat! It was awful. I was in tears, had no idea what we were going to do. We had to be in Puerto Rico the next day by 7 pm. All that money for the tickets, gone. Luckily I was able to find another flight through a different airline for 5AM for a little under $800… *Cha-ching* credit card… =/ It was a very LONG night at the airport, and a very LONG flight to Puerto Rico. But you know what bee’s we made it, we got married, danced as much as we could, laughed, smiled, cried a little, and made it in time to catch our boat and go on our AMAZING honeymoon. Next post I will share all the wonderful and beautiful parts of our wedding day. I hope your day is or was not as nearly as hectic and crazy as ours was.
Apologizing in advance for spelling errors. =)