- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
Well the rehearsal and wedding are all over and done with. While I’m glad that it is, I’m having some withdrawl.
The rehearsal was SO much fun. Everyone laughed and we had a GREAT time,a nd the dinner was awesome. I gave my Mr. a copy of the book “I Like You” by Sandol Stoddard, and read it out loud while everyone ate. It was a hit, and Mr. appreciated the gift.
The wedding was exactly what I had hope it would be. It was meaningful, heartfelt and FUN. We laughed, we cried and it was great. We wrote a little snipped of vows that we read to each other and mine included this “I promise to always love your childrena s if they were my own” I got choked up, he got choked up and there was a collective “awww” from the crowd.
The reception was ewhat I expected since it ws on a weeknight but we had a ball! The bathroom baskets were not touched at all…not even the gum, mints or hand sanitizer. BUT, the wedding toiler paper that I had put out was a HIT. I think every woman who went into the bathroom came out with a piece of it (clean of course) in her hand and said “Did you see this?”
The other things that were a hit were Wedding Photo I Spy and Crossword puzzles. I did the Martha Stewart photo Eye Spy thing with disposable camers and people ran with it. It turned into quite a game to see who could get the most creative pictures. My favorite wasy my cousin and dear friend’s take on getting a picture of “a kiss” She got my parents, who have beenmarried for 45 years, to kiss. Awww! And a lot of people took pictures of the Hershey Kisses that were scattered on the tables. For the crossword puzzles I used a website to make your own crossword puzzles with facts and trivia about us. They were placed at each placed setting and it became a friendly competitiont o see who could get it right. Wht I loved was that members of my family teamed up with members of his family to get some of the answers.
Our reception was in a public bar that remained open. some people had expressed concern over this prior to the event but it all worked out. We ran a drink tab all night and many of the customers thre $5 or $10 toward it, even though they didn’t know us. Almost all of them shook our hands or hugged us and offered congratulations.
We were tired at the end of the night but we were happy and married, and really, I couldn’t ask for more!