- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
my wedding is fastly approaching and there are a few things that I am worried about so any tips would help! The ceremony is at 1030 am outside on the Occoquan and the reception is immediately following at 11am- 3pm in the clubhouse. The first thing i am worried about is the time line. I know it will be an early wake up regardless, i have accepted that and am ok with that. I was planning on getting up at 6 am and starting on hair and makeup. We are heading to the venue and will be there at 830 but we have to decorate and put things out (not the tables just all the other decor) So essentially my bridal party would be working for the first hour to get everything set up…..should i wait to do hair and makeup there or should i have it done already so we can start taking pictures with family and bridal party to get them out of the way…i wanted to take a lot of pics beforehand so that the 11-12 cocktail wasn’t primarily devoted to pics if I could get most out of the way. We really want to just get in there and party with everyone but of course take some amazing pics beforhand. Which brings me to the first look option….is it worth it to save the time and snap pics beforehand with the groom? I always thought it wasn’t because that moment when he first sees you is priceless but for the sake of saving time, is it worth it? Also, i am crazy stressed about the weather. It’s so flip floppy around here so you just never know. Farmers almanac says thunderstorms….and i got really sad! The whole reason i booked the venue was for the ceremony location on the pergola outside facing the water. Not to mention, all of our decorations that were 100% DIY are meant for outside. You cant put sheppard hooks in the ballroom floor! Then we had things we are basically hanging over the pergola with fishing wire and nowehere to hang them inside in the ballroom if it were to rain. I’m SUPER antsy about this. I know to focus on the whole reason of the day and everything but I have put so much work into this day and made everything and if it were to rain, i just know i would be so upset. The heavens can open up at 12 noon since we will be inside by then if they decide to 🙂 Any tips fellow bees? Thanks so much!