- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
We got married last Saturday!!! I have heard nothing but great things from guests about the ceremony and reception, so that’s a huge relief.
We had an outdoor ceremony and we worried about rain because we had tents for the guests, but not for the wedding party. My videographers refuse to shoot in rain because of the potential for equipment damage. As I was getting ready one of my MOHs (had 2) came in with the news that it was sprinkling & my heart dropped, but it cleared up before the ceremony started and the day was GORGEOUS.
My biggest regret is that I didn’t eat dinner the night before the wedding (don’t eat much when I have a lot to do), stayed up hanging out at home until 4am with some visiting family, and got up before 7am on my wedding day, so I had less than 3 hours of sleep! Nerves wouldn’t let me sleep in even though I had an afternoon ceremony. I also didn’t eat anything until about 3:15-3:30 on my wedding day, so I was extremely lethargic because of lack of sleep and food. **If your wedding is coming up, make sure to eat and get rest!** I knew this, but didn’t do it and I thought that I’d faint. One of the Bridesmaid or Best Man brought me something, but I couldn’t eat more than a few bites. Besides, I didn’t want food breath when I kissed my DH And greeted my guests!
On the plus side, being lethargic helped to make me *super* calm. I had no nervousness at all, at least partially because until it was “show time” , I was operating in a fog. For example my other Maid/Matron of Honor was extremely late and ran in with my dress, 2 junior bridesmaids’ dresses, and hers with about 15-20 min before the ceremony was supposed to start and I barely batted an eyelash. She’s my older sister and known to be flippant about punctuality, so it wasn’t totally unexpected but she’s an awesome sister, so I don’t stress it. She had dismissed my request to be there early to get ready as unnecessary and I could have been annoyed, but was like, whatever, she’ll show up when she shows up.
To sum it up, I didn’t faint, the wedding was amazing, I got into my dress in record time so we started on time (hair and makeup were already done when she arrived with the dress), the reception was extremely fun, and whatever didn’t go right (ex. My brother got too emotional to read his poem so they skipped that), I didn’t care about. My mom & dad were super proud, my DH was obviously fighting not to cry as I came down the aisle, my notoriously tough brothers both cried, my BMs & both MOHs were stunning, flower girls/ring bearer/bell ringer were all awesome, no babies threw tantrums (even though I had quite a few in attendance), and DH told me multiple times how amazed he was by me. He said I was absolutely gorgeous and he loved my dress. He expected to think “eh it’s just a dress” but said he was floored. Overall, I was a happy bride and totally forgot about my sleepiness and hunger when the ball was rolling.