- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I’m married! Here’s the teaser pic with a few guest pics:
Our officiant/friend snuck this picture during our first look – I can’t wait for the pro pics!
My parents walking me down the aisle:
In all, it was an amazing day, but I learned some hard lessons I never thought about the day before and the day of the wedding (not the normal “things won’t be perfect,” “just enjoy the day it goes so fast” kind of stuff). I never knew how annoying and thoughtless people can be the day of (and the day before) the wedding! Unexpected problems are fine (dress emergencies, food mishaps, etc). My main lesson is, you WILL be bothered by people you love and it’s not all “la-di-da I’m so happy to be getting married I won’t care because look at the big picture.”
– My uncle took it upon himself to arrange car service to the rehearsal dinner for everyone. Well-meaning, yes, but he got all of the details wrong AND didn’t tell us he was doing it. If you want to help, ask us so we can give you accurate information and it won’t end up being a problem!
– My husband’s extended family arranged for a group picture on the rooftop and grabbed our photographer without telling me so I was dragged upstairs last minute AND I missed my favorite block of songs (and my favorite song) because of it. Guests, if you want to do something like this, make sure it’s convenient for the bride and groom and it won’t leave them STILL angry about it three days after the fact. Also, make sure to tell the bride it’s for grandma who wasn’t able to be there so she doesn’t get huffy and look like a fool the next day when her husband finally tells her (yes I feel bad about it but this is where that “make sure it’s a convenient time/the bride is aware of it” part comes into play)
– While we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off once we got to the venue site and were trying to get things organized before the ceremony, guests kept trying to get us to stop and pose for pictures/say hi etc. Save it for after the ceremony, folks, because all you’ll get is one flustered bride trying to dismiss you very quickly.
Ah, feels better to get the rant out.
Anyway, the day obviously wasn’t all negative – the food was amazing, my husband is amazing, and I may be biased, but I’m pretty sure we had the most touching (and so “us”) ceremony ever.
And perhaps the biggest lesson of all: I had no idea how amazing it is the week after the wedding! I thought I would have major post wedding depression, but now that I can relax and don’t have a big day looming in the horizon, it’s SO nice to just sit back and enjoy my new husband and make regular weekend plans like regular people. So yeah, enjoy your day it goes by so fast, blah blah blah, but it’s WAY better after – marriage is amazing!