- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
So, my vow renewal (5 years) is coming up in 13 days and I still have so many things to do. Eventhough this is technically a vow renewal, for me it is like my wedding since I never got to do whole white dress, reception etc. I cant imagine how I would feel if we werent married yet and this was it, cuz we are already married and im still super nervous. But anyway since we are having the “wedding” I didnt get to have 5 years ago we are coming down to the day and still have so many things to do, but most importantly have lots of questions. So here it goes:
I hired my make up and hair lady and finally had a trial. Prior to the trial (which was $$$ to me ($150) the lady said she will work with me on styles and if I didnt like it she would do it over and same for make up. So I went, she seemed nice and did my hair quick. It wasnt what I wanted but she kind of pushed me into it since my dress is strapless she said an updo would be better than a down hairstyle which is what I wanted. So anyway I didnt really like and she said lets start on make up and we/” go back to the hair. She did my make up and it was nice but not exactly what I wanted either. So i asked her to lighten the make up and add the lashes to get the full effect. All of a sudden she was in a rush (she said she had another appt coming, which was weird cuz we were at her home sudio on a Friday night and it was arund 730 already, how much later was somebdy coming?)Anyway, she said she had someone else coming and kind of rushed me through..She didnt change the make up or hair or add the lashes. So I left the trial looking like I was going to a wedding but not liking the way I looked. She is charging $700 for myslef, my mil and aunt to get hair and make u done, bu after the trial im not sure I want to use her. Its really late now to look for another person and I def dont want to pay for another trial. She also didnt want to have to set up in 2 different places (im getting ready at the venue and the others at the hotel) Which to me is rude because Im paying you to be here. But anyway, taking into consideration the trail and if she does a decent job the day of, how much should I tip? I googled it and it would be somewhere around 150 but honestly with the expereince Ive already had, I dont know if she deserves that. WHat would you do?
Now also what is standard to tip the Maitre D and Bridal attendent? The wedding is at the Palace a Somerset park and they have been amazing with everything so far so I know the day of they will be perfect. I want to tip them well.
Any suggestions of poems or sayings my 8 yr old son could read during the ceremony. It will be a religious ceremony since the original day was more “court like” and just making it legal. I want to have him read something but I dont know if I should help him write something or just read a poem or something.
I also need suggestions on how to word a sign for seating for the ceremony. Most of my husbands family will not be coming and I dont want his side of the aisle to be so bare, so when people come in we just want people to take a seat on either side not worry which side is what.
DId you have a seating arrangment? I want to have one but then again dont because its so stressful. I didnt realize how many issues people have with each other. I want to avoid problems but then I think people can be adults and choose seats for themselves. Did anyone not have a seating arrangement?
On here theres a post about dresses and back fat. I am concerned with my back fat since its a corset dress and I read on other post that thye have had thier seamstress cut the first 2 loops off and that has helped. Has anyone tried this? Can I cut the loops myself?
Ok that was all my questions. Any suggestions would be appreciated even if they are off the topic.