So our weddng was definitely amazing and a blast, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Our guests especially enjoyed the photobooth, ice cream truck, open bar, and the venue.
We got lots of “wedding of the year” comments, so I know I’m the only one that noticed when anything went wrong, which in the scheme of things, was almost nothing. Almost.
1. We had no ceremony music. The guitarist and singer we hired said he got his dates mixed up, and when my hubby called him 15 minutes after our ceremony was set to start, he said he would be there in 8. We waited 15 more minutes and still no musician. At that point our priest said we had to start, so he basically chanted during our ceremony. I was slightly bummed only because I didn’t get to walk in with that whole wedding march song, but even without music, the feeling and love that was present during our ceremony was palpable. And at the end, our wedding party started humming the wedding song when we walked out and it was totally spontaneous, hilarious, and unforgettable. Note: this was one of only TWO things I left for my husband to do for the wedding. He was responsible for the tuxes and the ceremony music, so he does feel guilty about it, even though it was totally the music guy’s fault. And our families are all a bunch of musicians too, I sing, my dad and his brothers play in a band, the hubby’s cousin and brother also play, and so do a bunch of my cousins. But we had no instruments and no plan B.
2. The venue did not include the “au jus” for our tri tip steak, so it was super dry.
3. I did not wear a bra under my dress because when I tried it on, it didn’t need one and the seamstress said it would be OK, but as the hours wore on, I definitely needed one – so thank goodness one of my bridesmaids volunteered her bra (she has implants!), so I felt much better during the reception.
4. One of my bridesmaid’s forgot her necklace at home and all of my bridesmaid’s were supposed to wear matching necklaces, so out of 10 bridesmaids, she is the only one that is missing a necklace. She found it later in her car, so for the reception she wore it, but this was after we had taken the pro pics.
5. The hubby stepped on my dress and ripped a portion of it along the hem right after the ceremony. My dress is all tullle, so it didn’t take much to rip it, but because it is tulle, it wasn’t noticeable either.
6. And, we had about 8 no-shows that had RSVP’d but did not show up. Only 2 of those advised us beforehand (only 2 days before, but still). I already un-friended one of them.
Overall, we both had said that inevitably something was going to go wrong, and there would be nothing we could do about it. So, we knew and we were OK with it. In comparison to what could have gone wrong, the day was pretty perfect for us and all the things I worked months and months on for the reception went pretty damn well. Can’t wait to get our pro pics and video back 🙂