- 6 months ago
- Wedding: December 2018
I got married last weekend after a long engagement and lots of careful planning. I have worked in the events industry for a long time and knew a lot about weddings, so I like to think I was very organised and everything was well thought out.
My day did not go smoothly and I am really upset about it. In no particular order;
It rained almost the entire day, even though it was summer in Australia.
My hair turned out nowhere near as nice as my trial
My dress doesn’t look anywhere near as flattering as it did when I tried it on beforehand. It still looks too big despite me having my final fitting just days before the ceremony. I hate the way it looks in my photos.
The wedding car forgot the wedding ribbons despite me confirming this with them at least three times
The flowers for my hair were delivered late, which made me rush to get ready
My shoes broke the week before, I bought four replacement pairs online to be safe and all four got lost in the mail (WHAT are the chances of this?!!)
I had someone who had one job, to get the aisle music started when I arrived and they didn’t do it, so my dad had to run out and do it before walking me down the aisle
My dad stepped on my veil just as I got to the end of the aisle. My Maid/Matron of Honor tried to put it back in several times when I was standing at the alter and it wouldn’t stay.
I love floristry and had spent hours going through all my arrangements with my florist. On the day, she didn’t deliver a lot of things and I’m really embarrassed when I think back to how the room looked. It looked so rushed and not at all like what we had discussed. I have contacted her to say I’m not happy that she didn’t provide what I paid for and she’s blocked me.
The venue had another function on right before ours and had an entire bus of people that were due to depart right in the middle of our ceremony. My FH put a stop to this thankfully.
We paid extra for really nice wines to be served and about two hours in I noticed they had put the cheap wines out. I confronted them and they told me I had printed the wrong wines on the menu. I couldn’t take any more and ended up getting upset and teary. I was trying so hard not to let the small stuff bother me but it just added up, and it was already such an emotional day, there was no stopping me.
I still feel sad and disappointed when I think of the day, and also exhausted. I find it really hard to trust people to do things for me, but realised I had to for this day, and feel like I got it all thrown back in my face. In addition to that, I feel guilty for caring so much and guilty and embarrassed for letting it get to me on the night despite my best efforts. At the end of the day, lots of stuff when right and I know everyone had a great time and wouldn’t have noticed all the mistakes. I got to marry the best person in the world and that should be all that matters, but I just cannot help thinking of my day with so much sadness.
Not sure what I’m hoping to achieve by posting this; maybe just that I will feel better by writing it all out. Please be nice, I am already beating myself up for being so upset about this. :’(