- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Well, reflecting on the wedding made me think of a few things, that may sound VERY obvious, but, hive, on our day, they weren’t obvious to me, until it was too late…
The obvious ones:
How I learned this lesson? I was wearing my SUPER cute, SUPER comfy wedding shoes… That were not so comfy after sinking into some mud, and stressing my calves and ankles (I didn’t think chunkyish heels could sink!)
I REALLY wish I had brought some flats, or something I could easily slip in and out of, I didn’t think my shoes would be an issue, because they really, truly were comfy, until the mud problem happened — To add to this.. I got a cold, a VERY bad one, because of the goofy weather we had.. It was ~30 degrees outside, and I was out there in bare feet, running in and out of the building, and sweating..
How I learned this lesson? By STAYING calm… I was cool as a cucumber all day long… My jrBM, and guest book attendant, not so much, they both had freak outs… By that point, I had figured “If it’s going to go wrong, I can’t prevent it”… And I let that attitude carry me through the day; I’m pretty sure it saved me lots of stress!
There are a few things that I wished I could control, but, in the end, I’m glad they went how they did! (Except 1, that will be below)
Don’t open a bottle of soda anywhere near your uncovered dress
How I learned this lesson? It happened to me :(… I was handed my bottle of cherry coke, just after the photographer brought my dress back to me from being photographed… I opened it (I was thirsty)… It “spit” (for lack of better words) on my dress… This was my ONLY freak out of the day… I RAN out of the room, down the steps and out the door, and hid, for a good 15 minutes before someone found me and told me my dress was ok… (It wasn’t)
If you are going to get soda on your big day, and insist on drinking it anywhere near your dress, make sure it’s clear soda
Smashing cake into one another’s faces
We did this… Our cake was SUPER yummy… Until it wound up in my sinuses… DH is MUCH taller than me… When I smashed cake into his face, I got him squarely on the chin… Him? He shoved it directly up my nose, and into my sinuses (He was relentless)… I am STILL getting cake out of my nose (BLEH!)
Tell one another, or plan to do this… I did it spur of the moment, at first, we nicely fed each other a piece of cake (Like I said, YUMMY!)… Had they given us plates, I likely would not have shoved it in his face, but having a big, gooey handful of cake, screams SMASH ME!.. Talk about it, seriously… You do NOT want cake in your sinuses
The NOT so obvious ones:
Make sure whoever is giving you away; stays at the altar
How I learned this lesson? For our rehearsal, it was FREEZING FREAKING COLD… We decided to not do the “obvious” things, but we discussed them at dinner, in the warm… I made it a point, to tell my mom, right before we walked out, to stay at the altar to give me away… She didn’t… When the officiate asked who was giving me away, it was complete, utter, silence. My father (who I am not close to) shouted “I DO”
I wish my mother had listened to me… Even if you think something is REALLY obvious, do it, it’s worth the extra few minutes of effort (and cold) to make sure it goes off without a hitch; this is the ONE THING I wish I could have changed about Saturday.
Don’t nail down a plastic runner
Yup, I just said that
How I learned this lesson? We did just that, mere hours before the ceremony… It rained, for days, before the wedding, and it was kinda windy (It was supposed to be dry and still)… So I purchased 2 – 100 foot runners from Michaels (I thought they were cloth, not plastic) to protect my dress… BOY DID I REGRET NOT GETTING THE PRETTY ONE (the pretty one was cloth)! I got a plain one because we didn’t want to take away from the natural pretty that was outside… They were both the same price… WOH WOH WOH… Yeah. That sucker tore itself to shreds, to the point that MOH went outside and rolled it back up… DH put it back down, and secured it with heavy rocks just before people started sitting… UGH! That was stressful, even though I didn’t see it happen…
Don’t get me wrong on the runner… it did was it was supposed to do… It protected my dress (for the most part)… I just wish I had gone with my gut and gotten the pretty one.
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