- 3 months ago
- Wedding: February 2016
Stuff is going to go wrong. You can’t plan for it. If you plan for it by reading through all the lists, something else will still go wrong.
On our wedding day my bustle broke, my hair fell out my up-do, my veil fell out three times, the traffic was bad meaning the florist was late and then made me late too, my FIL got changed into scruffy clothes while the photographer was still there he couldn’t just be smart for a few hours, my FIL also said a lot of hurtful things before the ceremony which I still don’t forgive him for, my dad was heckled during his speech, the best man’s speech was NOT funny, the flowers were the wrong colour, I felt so ill the whole reception, we didn’t get all the photos we wanted.
You can’t plan for all of that. Something will always go wrong.
However, I had the attitude of whatever goes wrong, goes wrong. As a result, I loved our wedding day.
The one thing I regret about our wedding day – not spending more time with the people who came to celebrate with us. My aunt passed away shortly after the wedding, we were close so it hit me hard. At the wedding we thought her battle with cancer was over and she was going to be fine so I didn’t spend a lot of time with her thinking there was plenty of time and instead spoke to people who I saw less frequently. She deteriorated quickly, like in the space of two days going from walking around to being dead. So on your wedding day, hug everyone that is there for you. Whether you see them all the time or every 10 years. Remember the real reason you got married and had a celebration – to share with those people you love so focus on them not the other stuff.