(Closed) Catastrophic Wedding

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  • Post # 3
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @CarolF:  That’s a lovely story! LOL at “be upon her with love”.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @CarolF:  great story! I also can agree that when everyone says ‘as long as you’re married, that’s all that matters’ it’s TRUE. Wedding planning can be fun and Weddings can also be a black hole vortex of stress and anxiety, but once it’s all said and done, you’ll have those memories to share with the love of your life forever.

    Post # 5
    45 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My mom tells me similar horror stories of her own wedding. They were on a budget and got a lot of friends to volunteer to help, so they thought they were going to be just fine. Venue was booked, officiants and food in order, and all was set for a success…


    My mom’s mom, a fashion professional, was in charge of the wedding dress, but because of procrastination and various complications, she couldn’t start properly putting it together until the day before. Only some minutes into the process, the sewing machine duly broke, causing a last-minute disaster no-one could really have anticipated. They ended up using a pre-bough white dress top and draping some of the fabric on my mom and literally sewing it together while she was wearing it. From the pictures, it was actually a really nice-looking dress in my opinion, but of course my mom was upset about it not looking at all like she had planned.

    The people who had volunteered to decorate the venue had a car accident on their way there – nothing major, but it wrecked their car and so neither the decorators and the decorations ever made it there. This was also during a time when cell phones were still backpack-sized and expensive as heck, so of course they couldn’t call in to let anyone know what had happened until they got their car towed to a place with a pay phone.

    Meanwhile, my dad’s mom had her own ideas of what the music should be like for the reception. Namely, she wanted it traditional, while my parents wanted it more modern. Being quite a stubborn lady, she went ahead and booked a traditional musician for the reception anyway, and once the other band started playing and my parents weren’t around for a moment, she said that the bride had changed her mind and that their services wouldn’t be needed. The band was, of course, incredibly offended, and left without a word. My parents then returned from their short photo session to discover their band gone and this atrocious (so my mom says) traditional accordion player in their stead. Not a whole lot of people ended up dancing because of this.

    The wedding night was then spent trying to take apart my mom’s hairdo. It was quite a gorgeous updo with flowers set every here and there in it, and it was one of the things that were exactly as she had wanted it – but it turned out that the amount of metal wire used to hold the flowers in place and the hairspray to keep the hairdo together had formed this cement-like substance, and it took both of my parents and several hours to get all the flowers out of her hair so she could sleep!

    She said that it was incredibly stressful and that she didn’t really enjoy the reception itself much at all, but ultimately that isn’t the main point. Like CarolF said, the main point is that you got married to the person you love the most – the rest is really just a party. Maybe it wasn’t the best day of her life, but it was the beginning of the best days of her life. In the end, she got exactly what she wanted: a loving husband, a family, and a home. Three children and almost 25 years later, they’re still going strong.

    So, maybe if wedding planning is starting to stress you out too much, think of the outcome for a while. Sometimes we get so caught up in the wedding itself that we forget that it’s really the start of a marriage, not the end of a lot of planning! 












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