(Closed) Sept Brides-Highlights

posted 8 years ago in September 2010
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Glad you had a great time!

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our wedding went fantastically. My parent’s kept saying “Something WILL go wrong” but nothing really did – either that or I just had no expectations for the day.

From the top:

1. Set up at the venue only took us 45 minutes (I was worried we’d run long)
2. We had fabulous weather (80 degress & sunny) for our outdoor ceremony
3. The day before the wedding we ended up with an additional pro photographer
4. There was enough food/drink/cake for everyone & a ton left over.
5. My hair looked good and so did my makeup (I did both)
6. My mom got a ton of good pics so I can’t wait to get everything from her and our photog so I can start creating an album.

I don’t think we had any bad things happen. One of my candy buffet lids got broken but I didn’t even know till the end of the day.

The only thing I could say is maybe it would have been nice if it had lasted a little longer because I really enjoyed it but my feet were hurting so I was ready to go home. I just wish I could remember every part of the day. Hopefully once I get the video my bro did it’ll help me. 🙂

Post # 6
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Things that went wrong:

1. It was crazy hot outside so we didn’t go around downtown like I wanted to to take pictures.

2. The damn bartender put on the U of A vs. Iowa game, so instead of everyone dancing (or even watching the first dance) they were watching the game. I could have decked that guy.

3. One of my bridesmaids was so sloshed she started asking my Hubby what sexual positions we he was going to try when we got home.

4. Some of the decorations I had planned to use weren’t used because the coordinator said they would look stupid.

Things that went well:

1. I didn’t cry!!!!!!

2. I didn’t trip down the stairs during our introduction to the reception.

3. My dad actually got along really well with my mom (they are divorced, she remarried…I didn’t tell him that she did!).

4. The crazy friend of Hubby’s left early because she was “bored”.

5. The cake turned out to be AMAZING!!

Here’s a sneak peak!

Post # 7
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Things that went wrong:

  • Decoration on the cake wasn’t what we had ordered.
  • Yep – just one miniscule thing went wrong!

Things that went fabulously:

  • Weather – sunny and 70. Perfect.
  • Food – fabulous
  • DJ – great guy who kept the party running and was open to a lot of different things
  • My friend who karaoke’d to “Baby got back” during the reception – definitely a highlight
  • My after-party dress. I put it on with an hour left to the reception because I was so freakin’ hot in my wedding dress – too much dancing!

Post # 8
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Things that went wrong:

-FI’s grandparents told his aunts and uncles to show up early for pictures which was not the plan. They showed up early, but it wasn’t a big deal and we included them in some pictures.

-The pastor forgot to do the requested reading for the parent’s rose ceremony. It wasn’t a big deal and we still got to give the roses to our parents.

Things that went great:

Pretty much everything and I am not kidding! The weather was awful Friday and Saturday that weekend, but on Sunday, our wedding day, it was 72 and sunny!

-I married my best friend in a grogeous ceremony surrounded by family and friends.

-Everyone ate great food, loved the band and danced til they dropped! It was awesome!

Post # 9
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Things that went wrong –

  • I ripped out the pickup at the bottom of my dress trying to walk up some steps during first look pictures (I accidentally stepped on my dress and heard the dreaded “rippppp” sound).  We ended up safety pinning it back up and it looked fine.  But it was stressful.  Future brides – pack a bunch of safety pins just in case.
  • My dress was taken in a few inches around the bodice at my final fitting (maybe half an inch too much).  It felt very tight, but made my waist look tiny, and it didn’t “look” tight.  But – I was barely able to eat or drink at the reception because it was so snug.  I ended up having them box my dinner and I ate it after the wedding was over, once I had the dress off.
  • My shoes – modest 2.25 inch heels – ripped the hell out of my feet.  I really didn’t think they’d be uncomfortable, since they were chosen more for practicality than beauty – but with all the walking around taking pictures, they cut into my heels.  Wish I’d packed some band aids.

Things that went great –

  • Size of the wedding – we had 40 guests and it was perfect for us.  We chose the right venue – an old Inn with a party room that wasn’t too roomy – so it didn’t “feel” like a tiny wedding to us.
  • I loved the way my flowers turned out.  I was second guessing them and worried they’d look cheesy, but the florist did a great job.  My advice to future brides is to book great vendors and then just “let go” – they know what they’re doing.
  • Food was delicious (especially the cake and favor cookies).  The cake was chosen to taste really good, rather than look exquisite, and people seemed to love it.  The favor cookies (frosted sugar cookies with a monogram letter) “looked too pretty to taste decent” according to guests, but the guests said they were actually really really good.  Unfortunately, I forgot to grab one on our way out so I never got to try them.
  • We went with full open bar, since I wanted people to have choices, but luckily people didn’t go overboard.  We paid per consumption and I think we only drank about 65% of the estimated cost.
  • I’m glad we did IPOD music at our reception.  Very little downside, and unless you need an MC it’s not worth paying a grand or more for a professional.
  • Perfect weather – mostly sunny


Post # 10
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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