It really does help to read about things that went wrong at other people’s weddings. It puts things into perspectivre and helps you realize that no wedding is perfect!
The first thing for me is something I want to share just because it is so crazy and laughable, it honestly didn’t bother me too much. I got married in the fall. I knew it would be chilly and was totally fine with it. These are the high temperatures for four of the saturdays right around my wedding. Can you guess which day I got married on?
#1: 82 degrees
#2: 57 degrees
#3: 36 degrees
#4: 68 degrees
That’s right people, my wedding day was #3! I’m used to crazy temperature changes where I live but come on! This was funny but I was ok with it. I don’t think it was that obvious how cold we were in our pictures:
Two daysbefore my wedding my makeup artist called. She was in Florida, supposed to be flying home that day. However, her husband was in the hospital with chest pains. She didn’t end up making it back in time for the wedding. I totally understand this, but was super bummed. She does such a great job and I was SO looking forward to having her to make me look beautiful. In the end I did my own makeup (something I’m perfectly comfortable with). But i do wish she could have been there.
Something I do regret though is how crabby I was on the morning of. It was just so stressful and I never realized how much I dislike all eyes on me. I read about brides who had a lovely morning sipping champagne and chatting with her friends the morning of her wedding. I was not that girl. It was more like running around crazy, trying to stick to the time schedule, and being annoyed with everyone and anyone. I really wish I could do that over. Here’s a picture of us girls getting ready. You can see the uptight looks on everyone’s faces. They scream, “Make bridezilla happy!” oops:
DH’s cousin was supposed to do the petitions at our Mass. She unfortunately couldn’t even make it to the wedding after having complications from having her wisdom teeth removed. I, of all people, understand this because I had the worst time ever with wisdom teeth just 5 months before the wedding. The cousin’s mother was sort of our wedding coordinater and I love her for all her help. However, her solution to the problem was to just find another family member to do the petitions. I didn’t even know any of this until during the mass. If I would have been asked, I would have said I wanted one of the aunts who were doing the readings to just do the petitions as well. The replacement was one of DH’s aunts who neither of us really even care for. And, she mispronouced the name of my cousin who had just passed suddenly 2 weeks before. (The final petition remembered deceased loved ones.) The whole situation just really grinds my gears.
My bustle didn’t hold up very well but I never even noticed! I was pulled to the side a few times while people tried to fix it to no avail. It didn’t bother me too much, just looking back at some pictures from the reception, it looks a bit sloppy. Oh well.
Darling Husband and I met freshman year of highschool. We dated all throughout high school and almost all of the highschool friends we invited came. I had given my DJ written instructions to call all of us to the dance floor for a big group picture during the reception, but somehow that didn’t happen. DH remided me a few days after the wedding, I hadn’t even remembered. Oops!
The lights were on during mine and DH’s first dance. Someone finally thought to dim them halfway through the father daughter dance. Not too big of a deal, but looking back I just wish it would have been done sooner. Here’s a pic from omy dad and I (lights on), and DH’s dance with is mom, when the lights were dimmed:
Lastly, my awesome aunt had made the cutest “Thank You” banner for us to take pictures with, with the intent of using that for our thank you cards. Somehow, the banner was completely forgotten. It was with me all night in my bag, but completely forgotten while we were taking pictures. This was one of my saddest regrets, because it would have been SO simple to whip it out and take a quick picture at any point of the night, but no one remembered! (I guess i should have put someone in charge of that. Luckily, my awesome photographer (also my cousin) used photoshop and came up with something presentable:
So there you have it. I also wanted to include this, from pinterest. It is definitely important to keep reminding yourself: