- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
Ugh, that sucks! Even the simplest bouquets are expensive and I’d be steaming mad over my wasted money.
Did you take any pics of it in the hotel? I’d put one into your wedding album so you will at least have a record that your beautiful bouquet existed.
Not the same, but I bought the most exquisite blue ring bearer pillow as my “something blue” with hand-embroidered lace and Swarovski crystals. Normally I don’t splurge on stupid things like this but it was so pretty that I just couldn’t resist. My little ring bearer loved blue and couldn’t wait to carry it.
Well, he suddenly got stage fright as guests started showing up. He screamed and cried and said that he didn’t want to do it. His dad and I tried talking him through his feelings and reassuring him that we would be there to keep him safe, but he wouldn’t calm down. So I decided that my wedding wasn’t worth traumatizing a kindergartner over and told him he could sit down with his stepmom instead.
I ended up giving the dumb pillow to my niece for her American Girl doll’s bed while I was packing up the hotel room. At least it got some use that way!
Yes we got a few photos of it in the hotel before we left. Sigh
I feel your pain! I forgot my flowers for ALL the photos. I didn’t realize it until I got our pictures back and now feel sad. They were so beautiful. I’m in the same boat as you. Don’t feel alone.
My friend was recently a Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding where the bride’s bouquet was taken/stolen before the ceremony (she put it down while taking photos with her bridesmaids in a public place), so it sounds like not having a bouquet actually happens to more people thank you think! I hope you feel better about it now a few months later 🙂
Do an anniversary shoot with the flowers. Or a maternity shoot with them. You’ll feel that sens of closure
They were happily married for 66 years before my grandma passed (and my grandpa passed right on her heels — I don’t think he could live without her).
Moral of the story: Hiccups with material things happen, and yes, it’s frustrating. But ultimately, the fact that you married your best friend is all that matters. And it’ll make a good story someday. May you have as long and happy a marriage as my grandparents.
I came SOOOO close to forgetting my flowers. All of my BMs too. They didn’t let us know the ceremony was starting so when I noticed the music started we rushed out of the door as fast as we could. Most of the girls were already down the stairs when I had to yell down that we forgot the flowers!!!! hahaha.
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