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Our wedding was pretty much perfect. It was perfect weather. There were a few things that went wrong or was awkward. But noone noticed and everyone said it was perfect.
1- one of my bridesmaids took an hour and a half to get her hair done. So I was a half hour late to our first look. But we still got to see each other before the ceremony which calmed both our nerves.
2- Our first look was absolutely perfect. I totally recommend doing it. I wouldnt have done it any other way.
3-The bakery didnt do the right design I wanted on the cupcakes. I wanted it to look like a rose. But they did just the usual cupcake top. It was still great. They tasted amazing and no one noticed.
4- There was a bit of an awkward moment during the ceremony. I started straight out bawling while reading my vows. I lost my place in reading them. But everyone just kaughed along with us and it was fine. Supposedly there was not a dry eye in the house.
5- Most important… The dress… While beautiful. I got dirt on the back of it going through the door and I got some pollen from my flowers on the front of it. After an initial panic attack. No one noticed. They just noticed me and how beautiful everything looked.
6- Last but not least. When I took the dress off.. I seriously thought I was going to die. I was in so much pain. It went away after about 15 minutes. But it was like the worst pms cramps all over times a billion.
But at the end if the day. We are married. Everything was perfect. Everyone had an amazing time.
To the bees that already are married- What is some other thinhs you wish someone told you that you niw know?
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For some reason the site isnt letting me upload the pictures I have
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Temple Beth Am/Love is Blind
Oh no! Following for when the problem is resolved! Congratulations!
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1. My shoes- they were awesome ballet flats with tie ribbons that were dyed blue. I loved them, but wish someone would have told me that while the shoes held the dye the ribbons did not. My something blue ended up being my ankles as they got blue dye all over them.
2. Chances are the thing you spend the most time obessing over is the thing that will matter least in the end. Hours spent planning the music = almost half of it was never even played.
3. Enjoy the moments you remember (because there will be tons that you don’t until you see the photos). I got to wear my dress walking down through the lobby and back to the elevators. A little girl told her mom that she’d just see a princess (awesome moment!).
4. Just roll with it and be willing to change at the last minute. No one was dancing, they were talking instead so we just skipped most of the dance music.
5. Really think about the special dance songs…did you know how damned long two minutes is? My FI and I danced for about half of our first dance before we got sick of everyone just watching us (awkward!), embarassed that we couldn’t dance at all, and we called it. That got the biggest laugh and everyone just relaxed. At that point we only did the first half of the father-daughter and the mother-son. Our guests were relieved and had a good laugh, we were relieved and it helped set the relaxed tone for the evening.
6. Ceremony video? A must! I didn’t want one at all (just enjoy the ceremony don’t make it a movie shoot). We were doing photos after the ceremony when I noticed that there was a small video camera on a tripod. Turns out our photographer (a good friend) had put it up the camera knowing we’d want it later, but put it in a place where we’d never see it so it wouldn’t distract us.
7. With a little help from your friends! Several of our friends offered to help with various things. They were great and it made the day really special.
8. Apparently it’s normal to freak out as you’re getting ready. My BM was great at peeling me off the ceiling.
9. Wedding night sex? It was all we could do to fall into bed.
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commenting to follow. some good advice here 🙂
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renwoman: Oh my gosh yes! Number 9 is my favorite. After someone got me out of my dress we hung out in one of our friends room with a few glasses of wine. There is a picture of me floating around with me passed out on the side of the couch with full glass of wine in my hand. My husband had to carry me to our room
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- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Love all these, gotta remember them. 🙂
I’m still in the planning process, but I wish someone had told me that I’m going to change my mind 800 times, and IT’S OKAY. I felt like a psycho changing our colors three times, but when you know, you know.
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MissCoupon: yes. I am on my bazillionth color scheme/theme/vision change! Grrr
Post # 9
Oh! I forgot a huge one:
10. A ‘dry’ wedding can be a blast! By the day of I couldn’t honestly remember if we were having alcohol or not at our reception (we bought a package). Turns out we didn’t and we had a dry wedding, it was awesome. I was afraid that people wouldn’t like a dry wedding, but everyone loved it. If anyone tells you that a dry wedding won’t be any fun…they’re lying. People make a wedding fun not the drinks.
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A few guest photos. Sorry for the crappy quality.. They are just cell phone pictures. I am still waiting for some sneak peaks from our photographer. She had to leave early because she fille all 3 of her cards with shots.
Our Ceremony – I was crying the entire time. Luckily everyone had a pack of tissues. At one point every single one of our bridesmaids, groomsmen and officiant pulled out their pack of tissues. Everyone started laughing. It was a perfect mix of tears and laughter and jokes. Future brides your ceremony does not need to be perfect! It is ok. The little goof ups are what make it memorable.
Our first dance was to “Your Song” by Elton John. It was a bit long. But it was great. I wouldn’t have picked any other song.
Our centerpieces were a mix of floating candles, votives and flower petals on a mirror. They were perfect. You can also see a bit of our place cards.
Me and my new hubby relaxing a bit before dinner is served. I honestly was really happy the entire day! I don’t know why I look so angry. I guess I just have the curse of “bitchy resting face” 🙂
My husband and one of our groomsmen. My hubby was obviously having a great time shaking his groove thang. He told me he didn’t dance (we have known each other for 12 years. Dating for 7). I could not get him off the dance floor all night!
Me and 2 of our bridesmaids. I love these two so much. We have been through everything together and I am so glad they were at our side.
So… We decided we were not smooshing cake in each others face weeks before the wedding. We started picking up the cakes and it was so on! We had cake and frosting all over the place. I had a half of a cupcake smooshed on my train. But again. Thats ok! Thats why we have dry cleaners!
This is a picture of one of our cupcakes that someone took home and had for breakfast on Sunday. They were supposed to be little roses. But they just did regular cupcake decoration on top. No one noticed the decorations on them. They just noticed how incredibly delicious they were.
Post # 11
Lol Yes number 9 is so true. Here are my tips:
1. Spend an appropriate amount of time online googling wedding ideas/pinterest. After that, stop looking, set your plan, and then run with it. There’s practically an infinite amount of ideas out there and if you don’t stop looking at some point, you won’t have time to put your plan into action.
2. If you plan on doing some DIY – know your limitations – both timewise and artistic talent.
3. Only assign the important tasks to trusted people. If not, just don’t be surprised if that flaky friend doesn’t come through for you. This also applies to tasks that require specific details that only matter to you.
4. With regards to your dress, have a bathroom game plan.
5. Expect that inevitably something may go wrong. If you expect perfection down to the most minute detail, you probably will miss out on enjoying the really great parts.
Post # 12
Oh I forgot something that went wrong on my initial post.
7 – My bustle got pulled out 10 vminutes after we put it up. We tried to rebustle it with safety pins we got but the safety pins kept undoing themselves. I just ended up holding the loop around my wrist. It still worked and kept my train off the ground.
Post # 13
Oh I also forgot about this one – around the time of our wedding, there was a great debate about whether a seating plan was even necessary. Turns out, the people who didn’t know many of the other guests really appreciated having this. No awkward “is this seat taken?” for the shy ones. I also liked that we were able to sit them next to people who we thought they’d get along with well.
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HisBrownEyedGirl: I’m glad I wasn’t the only one in pain after I took off my dress! I think because I was dancing so much and trying to stand up straight, my back was killing me by the end of the night. Once my husband had my dress off I crumpled to the floor and crawled to the bathroom. It was terrible!
Post # 15
Great post, commenting to follow!