- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Hi all. Sorry it has taken me so long to come back and update but honestly I’ve really just been de-compresisng on wedding stuff and haven’t had the energy to post about it. You can look at my past posts if you wonder what all the fuss was about.
THANK GOD we did move it indoors!! We found a hall we were able to rent and although it was more than we wanted to spend, I’m glad we did because it just POURED rain all weekend from that hurricane that was disippating throughout the midwest.
Our bridal party all showed up Friday night to set up. The room wasn’t big enough to setup for the cermeony AND reception, so we just set it for the ceremony and then planned to flip the room after the ceremony. We started rehearsal at 7:00 and FINALLY got over to eat around 10:30, it took forever. But it got done! Stayed up way too late with my bridesmaids talking and working on last minute things, didn’t get to bed until about 4 AM.
My MOTHER IN LAW threw us a curve ball Friday night, and hubby didn’t tell me until Saturday morning. They are Asian and white candles have something to do with bringing back spirits. MIL threatened to walk out if there were any white decorations – and of course we had bought bags of little tea lights to put on the tables. UGH. So off we went to party city, dollar store, and walmart to rework our centerpieces on Saturday morning.
Everything went pretty smoothly. The wedding ended up being in the county where we got the license, so that was all good, but we did have to send a groomsman back home to get it because I forgot it!! Whoops. But that was fine, we realized early enough.
We had a little more food available than I was anticipating. The ceremony was from 5 – 5:20, then everyone filtered out into the bar area and everyone helped move the tables in, put tablecloths on, and setup the centerpieces .It only took about 20 minutes, it was really fast. We had quarter sandwiches plus a pan of fried rice and a pan of Asian noodles available from the restaurant, plus TONS and TONS of desserts. The bar was a cash bar, so no insurance issues, the venue provided the bartender and all that.
Reception was good, people started leaving after eating & cake, and then by about 8:30 it was mostly the bridal party and maybe another 15 people left. About 90 – 100 people total showed up to the wedding. We cleaned up around 10 and headed out, were going to go to a bar afterwards.
We went over to his mom’s house to open our cards – we got about 15 cards and 2 physical presents, and then $370 on our honeymoon registry, about $1000 total. His mom got talking to us for TWO HOURS and so we never made it out to the bar. We were exhausted!! We ran through McDonald’s (in our wedding garb LOL) and then crashed on the couch when we got home about 1:30 AM.
We took a mini-moon for 2 nights to the major city a couple of hours a way. We have plans for a big international trip early next year as our honeymoon but obviously will have to figure out how to pay for it, so that is up in the air.
Overall, we are married, had a great time, our guests seemed happy, and it went off well! Thanks for all your ideas – the nicer ones more than others!