- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
I originally planned to have the wedding at a reasonably priced decent enough place where we basically just had to show up. Pick the music, pick the food, pick the decorations and they’d handle everything. Now I’m getting married at an infinitely better venue but all they do is provide you with the tables and chairs, everything else your on your own. My mom has gone into crazy planning mode already and with every phone call about every tiny detail this awful feeling of being completely overwhelmed grows a little more. My wedding isn’t until February 8th of next year and I’m already absolutely terrified that it’s going to be a mess.
The venue is amazing, I couldn’t ask for a more incredible place to get married.
My mom talked to the cook at her favorite bar (yes.. you read that right) and he’s agreed to cater it. The guy can cook, that’s for sure but I’m worried about his experience with cooking for such a large group. He’s supposedly done a lot of events before but still… he’s cooks bar food for a living and how the heck is ONE GUY supposed to handle everything!?
Our bartender we’re going to use comes from the same bar, he’s a wonderful bartender but he has a very bad reputation for um… sleeping with girls in the bathroom at the bar, before I met FH, Mr. Bartender used to constantly give me free shots and try to convince me to stay after closing, so it’s probably true… My parents just adore him though and honestly my poor clueless FH seems to like him a lot too. I’m afraid he’ll end up disappearing with a bridesmaid or something! haha
Our DJ is going to be another friend of my parents (I swear they know everyone) and he’s done school dances and small events and does the music for our mardi gras float every year but I’m not sure he’s ever done a wedding.
The guy we’re using as an officiant is some guy FH worked with who is ordained and supposedly religious… I don’t even know what religion but he’s free so who cares? Right?? Ugh…
If you didn’t catch on to the trend we have going here… All of our stuff is coming from this group of random people doing us favors. My mom insisted on the venue and booked it but the price has put us in a bind on other things so we don’t have much choice.
I don’t know how we’re going to afford a decent photographer. My parents are talking to a guy they know (shocking, I know) who is incredibly talented but he’s also a complete liar. He’s the type to randomly promise you the world with no intentions of ever following up.
I don’t know how I’m going to survive the next 359 days without freaking out on my mother.
My bridesmaids all have such big personalities, I have no clue how they’re going to mesh together without it being a trainwreck at some point. Especially when there’s alcohol involved.
I need someone to tell me it’s ok and that this group of random folks is going to work together and make this day beautiful. FH keeps saying he’d marry me in the backyard and be happy because we’d be getting married so he doesn’t get what I’m stressed about. Of course he isn’t EVER stressed about anything and I’m always worried about every little detail. I just feel like I’m going to have a panic attack before this is all over with! Sorry this is so long! Also my paragraph spacing isn’t showing up so it looks like a big long mess, sorry about that too!