- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Alright so I posted before about how awful my wedding day was so here are more details. Brace yourselves its long:
Woke up and the groom was sick, couldn’t get out of bed. I called hims everal times throughout the course of the afternoon to make sure he was ok (which he wasn’t).
Shit hit the fan at the salon. I get a call saying my room at the hotel I was staying (same place where ceremony is) was being torn apart by a plumber. He came in unscheduled, unnannoucned and turned off our water and had to go thru our pipes so he took off the sink and whatnot. My mother’s poor bf went to the front desk and flipped out. They told him he could move rooms. So he not only had to take a week’s worth of travel stuff plus all our wedding belongings to another room by himself. The salon overbooked themselves so we were there until less than 2 hours before the ceremony start time.
We get back upstairs to the new room and can’t find anything. We know he grabbed everything but because it was all done so quickly we weren’t able to find a lot of our stuff. It was all tossed around. Had to locate shoes, jewelery, purses etc. So no nice getting ready photos since we had to buckle down and locate our things. At this point I’m infuriated.
I haul ass across the casino to the chapel and make it within 3 minutes of my “show up or we cancel your ceremony” time. I’m sitting in the little holding room with my friends and mother am informed that my poor groom is legit sick not alcohol sick, like we all suspected.
Ceremony happens, all is good. I’m married (yay). Guitarist plays the wrong song. The bridal party waits in the holding room so guests can leave and we can take photos. Nope didn’t happen they all waited outside to hug us. Cute idea yes, execution not so much. Throughout the greet everyone was pulling on my veil which was held in my hair by gator clips. So within 8 minutes my veil is gone and so is my hairdo. There are unintentional time lapse photos of me and guests and I can see my veil go further and further down my head. We didnt do a first look or photos before the ceremony either, it was all done after.
We walk over to the restaurant for dinner and our private room isn’t ready. Not a super huge deal but we did have a time crunch for the afterparty so it was a bit annoying. It just added to the “let tons go wrong today” theme. We were able to have our drinks prior and sit and chat. Plus we asked them to kind of hustle with our meal and they even served extra that wasn’t part of our package. It turned out to be a good meal with the exception of all the wine my mother drank.
As our meal is ending we have four people back out of coming to the lounge for more drinks and dancing. We also had two back out four days before so that was 6 people we bought an open bar for that went unused. We actually only got to the lounge about 10 minutes late. But it took about another 15 to get seated because they only had 1 hostess/waitress for the whole place. She starts carding everyone like she’s supposed to and 2 people do not have id. They’re policy is they cannot serve the group until everyone’s age can be verified. No biggie. One gets up to go upstairs to get his id. The other is groom’s underage sibling. Their mother didn’t want her to leave. So then it becomes a waiting game (sarcastic yay). I do feel bad but they knew from day 1 we were going this route and just totally did not care.
I decide to go upstairs and change into a short dress because my bustle was lopsided and very uncomfortable and restriciting. My mother decides to help me and as we are walking she steps on the dress and totally breaks the bustle. But it also created a huge pull going up to the bustline. Good thing I was changing but changing was never my intention. I only did to be more comfortable. I love my dress.
I’m up in the room, changed, go back down at the lounge and hour has already passed. The first drinks are finally being served. After hotel security came and swept the place to make sure everyone was 21. We were able to get the hour we lost so our guests could drink more plus we didn’t loose any money on it. But at that point I was just not feeling it. No dancing barely drinking. I took no photos in my short dress. It took a good two hours before I decided to have enough jack and gingers to let loose a bit.
So all in all the best part of the day is that there were no legal issues. Oh and in case your wondering about the plumbing issue. Someone at the front desk wouldn’t give me any answers as to why my room was bombared all she said was “that’s enginerring not me” and offered $100 food credit the next day. No apologies. I told her I had no intention on spending another dime and walked away. I came home tried to mellow out. Nope, I needed answers. Called yesterday and all I got was “sorry heres a free night” email after getting off the phone with 2 people. In addition to that I had to call billing since they charged me an additional $400 on my card. Oh, and the bell desk lost my father’s tux, it was finally located 5 days later. Seems like I planned for nearly two years for everything to explode at once.
I got the pro pics back and I only like about 4 of them. I guess I didn’t hide my disappointment well. There’s also a weird setting on the site where I cant copy or save anything so I had to do a screenshot on my ipad to share with you. It’s my veil in action before it fell over. But I was really glad I had it, I loved it. Originally I didn’t want one at all. When I get my free use cd I can post more. In the meantime, I’m hiding faces because I didn’t ask anyone if it was ok.
If you made it thru the whole post, thank you for reading. And I really hope not one of you ever have to feel the way I did on your day.