- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Finally here are some of the pro pictures and my recap! My budget breakdown is here:
Overall, it was a lovely day. I was so freakin nervous I was (TMI) dry heaving getting ready and I sounded like a dinosaur, lol! Then I almost fainted as I started to walk down the aisle (prone to fainting). We had to delay the ceremony because the groom and groomsmen were LATE and the Best Man was LATER and forgot his tux. In a town an hour and a half away. We ended up doing the ceremony without him and we all felt really bad but the pastor basically said we had to do it now or we weren’t going to do it today. The Best Man thought he ruined the wedding, and I felt bad. So there are pictures and he is in just a sweatshirt.
Another problem was the lack of guests that showed up (70 out of 150) and some of the ones that did show up wore SWEATPANTS. The bridesmaids asked if they could change into something warmer for the reception (even though they insisted on short dresses), and I said, yes, of course. Well one just threw on sweatpants under her dress and a sweatshirt on top and the other one into jeans and a t-shirt.
We were going to have a tiered cheesecake by DH’s mom, but it didn’t turn out so she whipped up a sheet cake and bought some cheesecake for us to put the caketopper on and cut.
The biggest problem was that the people who run our reception venue twisted DH’s words and made us pay for a keg we didn’t even want. Here is the conversation both the venue guy and Darling Husband told me they had:
Guy: Do you want a keg?
Darling Husband: I don’t know right now.
Guy: Okay well if you do, you could have bud light and we’ll have to do this and this and this and if you want coors light we have to order it.
Darling Husband: okay.
The guy took that as, “okay we want a keg and it to be bud light” and Darling Husband meant it as, “okay if we want a keg we will let you know so you can order it.”
A good part was DH’s mom surprised us with some special champagne and wanted to do toasts and I was like, “But we didn’t tell anyone to write toasts!” But the groomsman with the tux came up with a great toast on the spot.
But the most important thing is that we are now happily married.
Here I am going to faint. Both Mom and Dad walked me down the aisle.
The daddy-daughter dance was a big hit!
This was the infamous toast (notice the Best Man in street clothes)
Our “wishing bowl” guestbook:GHere is one of the groomsman’s son looking at me like I’m a princess (he does this at all weddings).
This is the cake DH’s mom just whipped up: