- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I want to preface with the fact that our wedding day was special and had wonderful moments, but the overall feel of the day was disapointment. 🙁 is this normal after a over 2 year build up to the big day? i mean i expected there to be some issues that day but not as many as there were.
First, my MIL showed up drunk to the wedding, that should have been my first sign.
Then, my hairdresser used the pins incorrectly to hold my hair up so I ended up- having to use a hair clip half way into the reception.
Our flower girl had a mini breakdown right before the ceremony then was not minded during the cermony and almost nocked down our unity sand, non-working microphone (yes the dj proivided a microphone but the range was too far to work) and arch.
One of my BM decided to take my MOH’s dress as her own and would not switch dresses back until long after the ceremony and reception.
Our guests went into the reception space way too soon after the ceremony and my BM bouquets that were pulling double duty as centerpieces didnt make it in before the guests did. i’m still not quite sure what happened to the “cocktail hour.”
Two, yes two, of my BM changed out of their dresses and into “lounging clothes” immeadiately following the portraits and were in skimpy shorts and t-shirts for the entire reception.
Then there was the innapropriate comment from my drunk uncle-in-law following the ceremony that he “didn’t know i had such nice breasts” to which my DH almost lost it. Most of our guests left early, leading me to feel that they weren’t having a good time.
What really peeved me was our venue’s service. We were told by our venue that we would be the only event that day yet there was a 2nd event in a side room and a 2nd wedding following ours. The venue”s owner even trapsed some potentential new customers through our reception explaining what an event there looked like, after we had specifically told him not to do this. (3 of my 4 visits to the venue were conducted by him this way and i felt very uncomfortable as a visitor being brought into someone elses reception and felt it was very unprofessional)
I’m trying to stay positive, and focus on the good moments of the day, like how I felt right before I walked down the isle, having read the letter my DH wrote to me and had delivered right before the ceremony started, how i felt seeinjg him for the first time that day, and how wonderful it felt to finally be married to my best friend. The food was decent even if I didn’t eat much of it, but I did get to eat! I had some wonderful conversations with my guests that i don’t get to see very often. We had won a photo booth for the wedding and it was a huge hit with the props I had made, and we have some priceless photos from the photo booth.
Thanks for reading my venting, if only I could go back in time, but I can’t so i guess i will keep trying to focus more on the good things of the day and be happy we are now finaly starting our married life.