Post # 1
My Fiance and I have been planning on getting married August 31st, 2012 for TWO AND A HALF YEARS now. Our plan was going to go like this:
- Get married at the courthouse at 11:00am
- Pictures until 11:30-11:45am
- Lunch with all of the attendents of the ceremony (20 people) at 12:00pm
- Head home and finish up all preparation for our reception
- Party starts at 7:00pm
- Party it up until Midnight
TWO AND A HALF YEARS.
I tried scheduling with the court Magistrate back in January and was laughed at for trying to schedule so early and told to call back in July. Well, it’s June, and my butt was getting antsy, so I called and found out:
HE CANNOT MARRY US FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2012.
Lord. I had to schedule our marriage for Thursday at 3:00pm instead.
I had my freak out, and realized that it’s going to be ok. This just gives us an extra day to make extra fresh, extra delicious food; make sure the decorations are just right; and give me pleanty of time to perfect the floral centerpieces I’m making.
Anyone else have any heart-stopping stories like this that made them panic so close to their wedding day?
Post # 3
Nothing Major yet… Mostly the mini-panick attack I had yesterday when I realize we are way over our budget!!
Post # 4
A couple weeks before our wedding, we were supposed to meet with the priest to chat and go over final stuff. This was actually going to be the first time we met that priest, since we did all our pre-cana stuff with church advisors. Anyway, we had just finished printing our programs with the priest’s name the day before the meeting, so I was feeling very accomplished.
We walked into the church, walked up to the secretary, and told her we had a meeting with Father Tom. She looked at us with a very serious expression and said, “No, you don’t.” Because of her expression, Darling Husband was convinced for a moment that Father Tom had died. It came out a moment later that he had actually just been transferred very suddenly to another parish. She called over there, talked to him, and found out that he was waiting for us at the other church, about thirty minutes away. No one had ever bothered to tell us about the change.
It turned out okay in the end; he still performed the ceremony at the original church, but my heart stopped beating for a couple moments when I thought that our celebrant was dead, our programs were all wrong, and/or we were going to have to call everyone and tell them the invitations were now incorrect and the ceremony was moving to a different church.
Post # 5
@Hou25: Oh, I’ve had many bouts of anxiety about the money we’re spending for our wedding. We’re not overbudget, but the frugalness in me is screaming, “FOR ONE DAY?! REALLY?!” Haha
@GreenEyedMoon: Oh my. That’s immediately what I thought of when I found out we have to bump the day up for the ceremony. I thought, “OMG I JUST ordered the invites last week…” Luckily, there wasn’t anything about our little JOP ceremony on them. Shwoo!
Post # 6
We had to change our venue two days before the wedding! It went from outdoors at local historic site, to an old church built in 1901 that was about 5 miles away. This church only had one saturday THIS YEAR open and it happened to be the saturday we were getting married. INSANITY. I had to cancel rentals right on the nick of my contract allowance, AND I had to book a fully staffed valet for the church. TWO days before my wedding. Again, INSANITY. Also, Obama was in town and no one made it to the ceremony on time because of traffic. So basically I got married on the rainiest, gloomiest, shut down day of the year! Ha!
Post # 7
OMG girls I am right there with you.
Fiance and I have been planning a small wedding in vegas for 18 months. We were planning a ceremony at caesars and a group dinner at an offstrip restaurant. Fiance wanted to be in charge of food. Hes a foodie and worked in restaurants for years. I say ok one less thing for me. How hard is it to plan a dinner. Last year we talked about dinner and he says we dont have to worry about it yet its too soon. Flash forward to last week. Theyre booked!!! When he said “too soon” he assumed so because “its not done like that here” everywhere else so far is booked too that we looked into. Stupid me actually thought he contacted someone and they advised him to wait. Yup 6 months out and no where to eat with our family. Needless to say, I am not pleased with him. Future Mother-In-Law.
Post # 8
uh oh!! Sorry you are going through that! I KNOW that is frustrating! Hoepfully youre “EUREEKA!” moment comes soon! It will all work out girl!
Post # 9
@TheJeanses2012: Oh. My. God. I would have been a mess. I like to think I’m a pretty level headed person, but TWO DAYS?! Holy crap.
@MASPA: Oh no! Have you found somewhere else yet? I am just imagining how your Fiance must feel…I’d be buying you presents everyday until the wedding came if I were in his shoes. 😉
Post # 10
@TheJeanses2012: yes thank you! im hoping for it very soon too! i wouldve probably died if i had to do what you did in 2 days, literally drop dead.
@LindsayMaree: no not yet, were still waiting to hear from a few other places. omg i wish i was getting presents. i may have to say a little birdie suggested that 😉
Post # 11
@MASPA: Hahaha I think that’s a good idea. I mean, dang, you should at least get some flowers and a back massage out of the stress! 😉 I hope you hear back from the other places soon!
Post # 12
We booked our venue 14 months in advance. We’re doing the ceremony, cocktails, and reception all in one place. We’re having our ceremony on their deck that has a gorgeous view. The deck is really the reason we chose the venue, it’s very old and rustic, with built in benches and is surrounded by beautiful trees. Well I went by there the other day to take some pictures to help with planning and they have completely replaced the deck!!! No one called to tell us anything about it! It’s been redone with red wood and metal posts/wire rails! All very modern, not at all the style of my wedding!!!! I couldn’t believe it. There was crying, yelling, threatening…in the end, the venue is going to purchase hedges to cover the wire railings and the lovely view of the parking lot and provide us some wooden benches. It’s still nothing like I imagined and certainly not what I signed up for, but changing venues now is not an option.
Post # 13
Well, there was the day we went to visit our ceremony venue and found major building works going on next to it – so much for the outdoor drinks reception and photos. Luckily the works have finished now but it was touch and go for a while.