- 3 years ago
This is my first post on Weddingbee, even though I had an 18 month engagement and was married 3 weeks ago.
My wedding had some DEFINITE glitches — it rained; the limo company sent two shuttle busses instead of a limo bus (and neither driver had directions); the florist left the groom’s and groomsmen’s flowers at the hotel instead of taking them across town to where they were getting ready; all of the air traffic for Southwest was let loose as soon as the rain stopped — which was just in time for my outdoor ceremony to begin; a bridesmaid passed out for a good 2 minutes right after the kiss during my ceremony (very scary), brining 3 nurses and 3 doctors to the front of the ceremony.
And besides trying to get my money back for the limo and sbeing worried about my friend, the ONLY mishap bothering me is that — because of my friend passing out — I have no photos of me and my bridesmaids (with my four best friends from home). It was raining earlier in the day, but was expected to clear up so I asked my photographer to hold off until after the ceremony to take those photos. Then with my friend passing out, the other three bridesmaids were by her side (of course!) and I was worried about her and I didn’t want to be insensitive and crazy and ask that we all step away to take photos! I mean – the parametics had to come and she was taken home! But again – I am unbelievably sad that I do not have any photos with my best of friends who went through the entire planning experience with me and who have been in my life for 20-28 years!
I ripped my wedding dress dancing that night — took the bottom lace tier right off the bottom of the dress (not on a seam) and have no intention of reselling it. I could save the fabric for a future daughter OR I could ask those four friends to do a trash the dress session with me. We grew up on the shore so the location would be easy. My friend who passed out – her husband is a wonderful photographer, so I’m sure he’d take the photos.
My concerns about doing the TTD session are that a. I always found it a bit tacky b. my friends (two of which are engaged) have already done SO much for me already — it’s their time now and I feel stupid even asking them c. I’m not sure I’d have the guts to go through with it.
What are your thoughts? Given the situation with a friend passing out and no bridesmaids photos and a ripped dress — should I do it?