Post # 17
As far as the actual wedding is concerned, there were no real surpises. But one thing that surprised me is that I got myself so excited the day before the wedding and they day of, I made myself sick. As in, couldn’t eat anything at our rehearsal dinner or the morning of. And then I felt light-headed during the wedding day. It surprised me because the days leading up to the wedding, I was cool and calm as could be. I think once other family members started to arrive, and everyone was doting on us that I realized I was going to be the center of attention all day, and that made me nervous and excited.
We got married over a month ago, and I’m still mad at myself for not calming down! There are parts of our wedding that I didn’t enjoy because I felt sick. Oh well.
Post # 18
Our DJ, who was a friendor, played a really crappy song after the first dance (which I had specifically requested he NOT play) and when I said, “Um, Tim? I didn’t want that played. It’s on the Do Not Play List I gave you….” He barked at me – I’m just doing my job!
It really pissed me off. I realize you’re my FI’s friend and that you’re doing this for free as a gift, but shouldn’t it still be how WE’D like it? I guess i was surprised that he really didn’t care what we wanted, BECAUSE he was doing it for free. Kinda sucked.
Post # 19
@Chapstick – I did too!!!! I woke up sick the day before, stomach just churning! And at the rehearsal I was like ugggggggggggh and couldn’t eat a thing. I was a LOT better the day of, but for some reason, that day before is killer on the tummy!
Post # 20
I’ll have to think some more, but the BAD surprise was — DJ playing “Closer” by NIN!!!!
I had instructed him “no sexual lyrics” as I have a very religious family & 3 pastors + 2 youth ministers in tow….plus, I’d specified about 1/2 the music already w/ some broad thoughts on the rest.
I gave him a horrible face and he shut it off, lol….I’ve seen DJ issues at other weddings, too, including one conservative girl whose reception had mostly club/hip hop music, lol.
Post # 21
good surprises: awesome Matri D, everything runs on time and he gets things done right. DJ was awesome too!! He played the best mixed and got everyone out on the dance floor the entire night. Some guests told me previously that they have to leave early b/c of their daughter (age 2) have to sleep, but they stayed till the end which is 12am.
Bad surprises: florist was late for almost 2 hrs, I would never recommend him to anyone and hope no one uses them in NJ. After my florist finally arived, my pastor is late.
Everything beyond our expectations after ceremony started.
Post # 22
My bad surprise was that our venue was apparently on cruise control… so many little things were missed/wrong, adding up to my not recommending the venue to any bride. The good thing is that *most* of the issues were not ones the guests noticed!
Good surprise? All my family behaved! *lol*
Post # 23
– Well, I was just surprised with the whole feeling that comes with being a bride, really, I had never felt anything like it
– my DH was suprised at the first look, he went into it afraid that his reaction wouldn’t be big enough or that he wouldn’t feel “moved” since according to him it’s just going to be “us in better clothes.” After he saw me, his response was “I didn’t understand that I was going to feel like this, it’s amazing.”
– I left the vows I wrote at the hotel so I had to “wing it” during hte ceremony, I actually ended up changing the middle part (to be more funny and less sentimental, I do that better on the fly) and that was pretty much everyones fa
– during Mony, Mony the power to the music went out… let’s just say I was almost hyperventilating there (since music was my #2 priority after the food/drink), fortunately it just took a couple minutes (and two more times of going out) and it was fixed and then were were able to dance the rest of the night
Post # 24
Good Surprise, DJ totally rocked and we had the longest conga line ever!
Bad Surprise, although we knew he could potenitally be a problem, Husbands brother/GM got so drunk at one point he gave his mom a lap dance. I turned around saw him doing this an immediatly cut him off at the bar.
Another bad surprise, one of my guests was made to feel like crap by In laws, and in turn got me so upset and they all told me I wasn’t even supposed to have heard about that. I was really mad that she was so excited about the wedding for the longest time and when she got their she was attacked. It really made me realize just how rude and insensitive my in laws are, and to never let my guard down around them.
Post # 25
@Br1t I think I’m scarred for life by your lapdance story! I hope u didn’t see it!
Post # 26
I was so happy and not nervous. The crazy moving of chairs around during our Nuptial mass due to Church layout went off perfectly, I was expecting disaster.
Major dancing fun.
Seeing old friends who came a long distance.
It started raining at the end of the ceremony. It killed our outside group shots and couple shots. No fun pics of the bridesmaids at all. They were saved for after the ceremony, and didn’t happen.
Couldn’t put the top down on the convertible, that my parents’ friends trucked 2 hours.
One of my toasting fluts was broken. They were a wedding present to my grandparents and my mom and dad used them at their wedding.
Some of my bridal shots were taken without my jewerly on. I forgot it at first. Fiance surprised me the night before with pearls. I had planned something else that my mom ended up wearing so we had to scrabble for earrings. Luckily my Aunt had something.
Photog forgot ring shots. In my accessories shots she forgot my purse and left paper in my shoes.
Rainy honeymoon, — but still had fun.
Too put it all in prospective. It doesn’t really matter what went wrong. We’re married, we had fun, got some great shots even if they weren’t all the ones that we wanted. My Father-in-law was just diagnosed with agressive prostrate cancer, so that really snapped me out of the woulda, coulda, shoulda’s.
Post # 27
(1) Even though I booked my hair appointment at noon and my makeup appointment at 2:00 for a 4:00 ceremony, I was JUST BARELY ready to walk down the aisle at 4:15. Make sure your wedding day timeline has plenty of breathing room!
(2) False eyelashes painstaking glued on one by one came loose when I cried during the ceremony.
Although we’d been together for 8 years by the time we got married, our wedding day was the happiest, most magical day of my life so far. Hence the crying!
Post # 28
@ Penguin I had the same situation.
I asked a friend of mine and her daughter to get to the reception venue early to set up our favors, centerpieces and help with the seating after the ceremony and our guests thought that she worked for the restaurant and were asking her all kinds of questions about the seating.
Come to find out way later that the restaurant owners and staff were being “bitchy” to her until they saw that she was also a guest.
They were all sweet to my hubby and I that day so we were shocked when we heard about it later on.
Post # 29
our officiant handed my hubby the wrong ring for the ring ceremony!!!
Post # 31
My stepmother was up taking photos right next to my photographer as I walked down the aisle. I couldn’t understand why she did that … that’s why I had a photographer.
DH broke my French bustle when we walked into the reception. Luckily, my seamstress made two different bustles for me! I never would have thought the second one would come in so handy!