- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
So I wanted to share with everyone what went wrong at our wedding. I’m not upset over these items but I wanted to share my list in hopes that it helps some of you realize now that there is no such thing as a perfect wedding in terms of the little details. I’ve often read posts and comments about how these weddings on the blogs appear perfect and how can we measure up to those expectations. Here is a link to my post with some photos from our wedding. Looking at the photos you would never know that some of the little details were wrong or didn’t happen.
So here is our list of what went wrong or didn’t happen that day.
1. Our original DJ didn’t show up. He did find a replacement who showed up on time and did everything we had requested of the first DJ.
2. My mom painted our airplane logo on a piece of asile runner fabric. She did an amazing job, but the fabric was too light weight to stay down in place outside. We tried tape, rocks, etc. to keep it in place. In the end we ditched the asile runner and cut the end off that had the logo. We hung the logo on the table skirting that the cake was on. Which was nice because then everyone could see it.
3. The wind was so bad that it caused the flower arrangement hanging from the gazebo to fall minutes before the ceremony. I didn’t even know this had happened and believe me no one else but the flower shop crew knew either. They picked up the broken arrangement and used it on the food serving line.
4. The balls of hydranges in the tall glass cylinders lining the asile way shriveled up due to the heat and humidty. It wasn’t as pretty as we would have wanted but my guests still thought they were.
5. We forgot to do the bouqet toss because I had planned to toss it as we ran to the get-away car. I was so caught up in the moment that I forgot to grab it off the table as I ran out the door.
6. The Aggie War Hymm song was downloaded and played on the IPod during the band’s break. It only downloaded the first minute of the song. So we played it again and laughed at ourselves.
7. Our signature drink was the Pink Cotton Candy Martini. I had purchase martini glasses (real glass) to display behind the bar with the cotton candy pre-set in them. I wanted a pretty picture of all the martini glasses filled with yummy cotton candy. Well the cotton candy won’t sit out very long before it dissovles. So we were going to fill them 30 minutes before the reception started. It didn’t happen because getting the food served in time was more important. Our guests never knew the difference. They still enjoyed the Martini’s.
8. I forgot that our food menu had soup. Thus I didn’t rent soup bowls. My venue coordinator had plastic bowls and spoons that she set out instead.
9. The bakery didn’t show up until 30 minutes before the event started. I was a little nervous by this but she showed up and the cakes were wonderful. Again no one but me and my bridemaids knew that she wasn’t there in time.
10. Our programs couldn’t sit out in the open because it was too windy. So we placed them in a decorated box at the end of the asile. No one opened the box so the guests didn’t know they were in there. My girlfriend realized this and her and her boyfriend got up and distributed the programs to the guests.
11. The table cloths I rented for the cake, candy and ice cream tables didn’t go all the way to the floor like the linen place said they would. The ends of the tables weren’t covered. So my aunt used the black table skirting that the venue offered and put it under the purple table cloths. Then she took the sides of the purple cloth and gathered them at the corners and held it in place with some stick pins and then put a flower arrangement at each corner to finish it off.
12. One of the cakes was suppose to have sugar paste flowers. The bakery mis-understood me and thought that I was going to put real flowers on there. So my aunt’s flower shop used some flowers from the centerpieces to put in place.
I think that’s all. Again I hope that by me sharing the imprefections of my wedding will hopefully help you realize “not to sweat the small stuff”