Post # 17
Worst: People sitting at the first tables called for the buffet taking WAY too much food, thus leaving people at the end of the list of called tables with little to choose from. I wish the caterers had made those first 20 or so piggies hold off. Also, in my daze I didn’t MAKE SURE to get pictures with people who are really special to my but weren’t in the wedding party. Old friends, Aunts and Uncles, my B.I.L., gah!!
Best: The whole day was AWESOME. Laughing hysterically with my bridesmaids as we were driving up to the church because my friend didn’t know what to do, so kept making u-turns. My guy “making out” with me (according to my Maid/Matron of Honor, he denies it) when the priest said “You may kiss the bride.” People telling my (now) husband and I how much fun they were having. The DANCE PARTY that went on way longer than we thought it would. The after party at the bar that lasted into the wee hours of the morning. It was fantastic!
My husband chimes in:
Worst: People not singing during the ceremony really disappointed my Catholic husband. Also, he says PRACTICE YOUR FIRST DANCE. He was really nervous during our first dance and most of our pictures will be of us looking at our feet.
Best: Walking down the aisle after being pronounced married.The wine, beer, food and dancing.
Post # 18
Best: honestly, the entire day. Putting on my dress and my veil, having my bridesmaids sereande me with 80s tunes to me to lighten the mood while we waited for the ceremony, seeing my soon-to-be- husband for the first as I walked down the aisle, every minute of the ceremony, amazing Maid/Matron of Honor,Best Man and parent speeches, dancing the night away, watching my new husband sit in with the band for a song, having all of our loved ones be there with us. Having my husband read a very special letter to me after the night was over. It was just an amazing, amazing day.
worst: Unbelievably crazy heat wave (20 degrees above normal) caused a last minute shuffle of plans. Luckily I hired a DOC to do my worrying for me 🙂
Post # 19
Best: When I saw my husband for the first time before the ceremony and when he joined me and my friends on the dance floor. He usually NEVER dances, so it surprised everybody and meant the world to me.
Worst: I was so blissed out on our wedding day, that nothing got to me or affected my mood. It wasn’t a perfect event by any means, but it was like I was on “happy pills” and immune to stress. Although, I did have a 2-second freak-out when I realized that I’d forgotten to bustle my dress after the ceremony. We were about to be introduced and have our first dance, so I flagged down the nearest caterer and told them to bring me any 2 bridesmaids STAT! (We had a huge flight of stairs to walk down, and I knew I’d never make it w/o being bustled!)
Post # 20
The Best – walking back up the aisle after we were married, knowing that we were now married! That and getting to the hotel after, taking off our fancy clothes and taking a really long relaxing nap.
The Worst – my mom calling 30 minutes before the ceremony telling me she needed to get into my email in the lobby of the hotel right that minute because she had forgotten to print out her reading. So I had to give her and my dad my email password so they could search through my sent emails for the one I sent to her the week before. Frustrating!
Post # 21
Best: the ceremony, cocktail and the reception. Alot of dances, laughter, hugs & kisses. It’s the wedding that I always dream of. Photo turned out BEAUTIFUL! Matri’D was awesome, he runs the show making sure everything runs smooth and on time.
Worst: My florist were late, and Pastor were late. People cancelled 2 days before after I paid for everything. A lot of stress during the last two wks.
Post # 22
As my dad walked me down the aisle to my husband, we were really emotional but held it in as we were walking. Once we got to my husband, we were about to really break down (I am the oldest of his two daughters and first to be married). My dad hugged me, hugged my husband and went to take his seat in the pew. As he was walking to the pew, he stepped on my cathedral length veil, my head went back and the comb holding the veil in popped right out (no damage to the hair do). I couldn’t stop laughing! It helped ease a really emotional moment and get the ceremony off to a great start.
Post # 23
Best moment… seeing my uncle who I was told wasn’t going to be able to make our wedding, sitting in the second row!! And when Pastor said you may now kiss the bride, my husband yelled Yes!! with the pumping of the arm!!! Lastly the first dance!!
Worst moment…. was when I locked myself out of the church and had to wait 30 to 45 min. for someone to bring me the key. Which made me behind schedule and not able to do my pictures with my girls before the wedding!! The wedding was scheduled at 6:30 and when I went out to start pictures at 5:55 I freaked out and started crying!! Needless to say, we couldn’t take anymore pics before the ceremony so it was rushed after the ceremony. Everyone said, oh, it is about time she broke down, but it wasn’t because I was getting married, it was because I was behind schedule. I was very calm all day about getting married, it seemed to shock a lot of people!!
Post # 24
Best: Saying our vows. We wrote our own and kept them a surprise. My husband wrote the most amazing vows. I’m not usually a super emotional person, but I lost it when he was saying them. They weren’t at all cheesy or cliche. They were light-hearted and honest and a total tribute to me and my quirks. They were amazing. And I loved saying mine back to him 🙂 We got so many compliments from people saying it was the most genuine and honest ceremony they’ve every witnessed.
Worst: I was SO cool and calm the days leading up to our wedding. I had every detail in place, and if something went wrong, my reaction was, “don’t care! I’m getting married soon!” I was so confident about everything. During the rehearsal the day before, I started to feel SO jittery and anxious. It was just a rush of happiness and feeling overwhelmed that all these people I love so much love me back. Combined with, of course, being tired. That feeling didn’t go away until the ceremony was over, and it kind of ruined the morning of the wedding. I literally couldn’t eat, and my hands were shaking the whole time, and I was nauseous for a good part of the day. I couldn’t calm down! And at one point, I seriously thought I had to throw up. I’ve always been like that, though. When I have a lot of emotions running through me, I make myself sick. I just didn’t think I would get so emotional!
Part of me wishes that on our one-year anniversary, we could do it over again as a renewal with just the two of us, so I wouldn’t be so overwhelmed by all our loved ones being there.
Post # 25
Worst: getting my nails done. The woman would NOT listen to me. I have naturally long nails, and I got a French manicure. You know how you paint lower on the pink part of the nail when you have short nails? Well, she was painting low on mine, and it looked like I had midget hands. I kept telling her it was too low, and she kept going. I eventually stopped her like, 3 steps later and said “This nail, this nail, and this nail are too low. I told you that. Why are you still going??” Ugh. Then she acted like I inconvienced her.
Best: everything else. Our ceremony, our amazing reception, best party ever!
Post # 26
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Best: doing tequila shots and dancing with all my best friends from high school through law school.
Worst: when I was about to walk in the door for the ceremony and heard the guitarist playing the wrong song!
Post # 27
Best: My husband saying his vows to me.
Worst: My husband’s immediate family leaving the reception early…was embarassing and didn’t make for a feel good send off when it was time for us to leave