- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Oh well let’s see…
* It rained 🙁 We started 30 minutes late trying to wait it out (outdoor ceremony)
* My venue coordinator told me they provided basic centerpieces (mirror, vase, candle) during our consultation, and then day-of said they did not.
* The coordinator, also day-of, said that she did not realize we were having a DJ (??) and had to scramble to find a DJ table
* The coordinator confiscated the bottle of wedding cake vodka that we had in the get-ready room. Not even “please put this in your car” but straight up took it and locked it in her desk like we were middle schoolers.
* The coordinator (notice a trend?) said during our consultation she had a white aisle runner that we could use for the ceremony, but it never made an appearance
* We made some pew bows and planned to tie them to the chairs with some ribbon I bought, but as I walked down the aisle I noticed that they were TAPED to the chairs with that glossy clear packing tape (??)
* Both my immediate family and groom’s immediate family were extremely late (Wedding starts at 6? Show up at 6! Wait, what photos?)
* The best man/my BIL drove to the WRONG venue, a similarly named one in a totally different city.
* My in-laws were responsible for bringing the cooler, ice, and water bottles but did not bring them at all. When asked, MIL smiled all glassy-eyed and said “Oh but nobody noticed, it was a beauuuuuuuutiful ceremony” Dude it was a Texas summer wedding outside, and it was in my contract for the ceremony musician to supply water! And the wedding website told guests there’d be chilled water available!
* My hair and makeup day-of were nothing like my trial. I hated my hair and disliked my makeup.
* The officiant was reading the ceremony and lost his place on his iPad. It was silent for what felt like a decade but in reality was probably only about 30 seconds. Awkward!
* One of the flower girls was standing at the front of the aisle for almost the entire ceremony playing with the petals on the ground. Her mom (BIL’s wife) was most concerned with getting great photos of her daughter and was not interested in paying attention to the ceremony or pulling her daughter back out of the aisle to her seat or even outside to take pictures there instead. Come to think of it, every single professional photo that has her in it she has her big camera up to her face drawing away from the focus of the photo. example example2 (I feel bad because it’s a cute photo, but almost ALL of our ceremony photos have her standing there and, well, she’s not the star of the show this time. :-/)
* We all made jokes during rehearsal about my dad not walking all over my train after he “gave me away” but he did anyway! It was ok though, the laugh lightened the mood when I was feeling stressed from all of the SNAFUs above.