- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I knew it would happen eventually. I keep looking at those To-Do checklists, and noticing how much I have left to do…. and now I’m past the six month mark, so it’s all very real! Plus, I just scheduled an appointment to check out flower girl dresses on Wednesday, which makes it feel even MORE real!
So last night, I had my first nightmare about the wedding!
In my dream, I woke up, and promptly realized… the day was here! And I wasn’t ready!
So I ran to pick up my dress, which hadn’t been altered at all yet, and was still too long for me. So then I ran to the shoe store and got brand-new-never-worn super-tall heels to make up for the lack of hemming. BUT, I was wobbly and shaky in them because I don’t normally wear heels. I decided I’d figure it out when the time came, and continued running around getting everything ready with no shoes on.
So I went to the reception area to see if everything was set up, and the centerpieces looked lovely, but there was an empty table where my escort cards were supposed to be… and I realized HOLY CRAP. I never made a seating chart!!! And I never remembered to order the final pieces to finish making my DIY escort cards! So, I set to making a “Seat yourself!” sign and was worried about the ensuing arguments over seats….
THEN it occurred to me that… I never finished my invitations. How would anyone know where our wedding even was??? The Save-The-Dates just had the date and the city on them! What if no one showed up because no one knew where it was because no one ever got a real invitation?
Our wedding coordinator found me, and told me I needed to go NOW if I wanted to get my hair and makeup done, because we were running short on time. So I went to the on-site salon, and reminded them that I had liked those waterfall braid styles, and instead they did some kind of weird curly tangled mess on my head that was horrible. So I started crying, which messed up my makeup (which actually looked okay before I started crying).
So I had a tangled curly mess on my head, and black streaks down my face from running mascara, and I couldn’t find my bridesmaids so the salon ladies had to help me into my dress and shoes. Then I realized I couldn’t remember WHERE I had put my brand new shoes…..
Then suddenly, “Here Comes The Bride” started playing, and the salon ladies were pushing me out the door telling me I better hurry up down the aisle! But… I DIDN’T WANT TO WALK TO THAT SONG!! I HATE that song! I wanted to walk to…. wait… I never actually CHOSE a song to walk down the aisle to! That must be why they just went with the classic one…. DAMNIT.
Now I was pissed, still crying, barefoot, covered in streaky mascara (now the mascara had run down the front of my dress, too!), my hair was a mess, and as I walked up those cobblestone steps, I stubbed my toe, yelled, and…
I think that was my brain’s way of telling me I better get a move on planning this wedding….. Yikes!!
Have you ever had a nightmare where everything on your wedding day went wrong??