- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Hi ladies! So happy one week anniversary to Mr. Martinez and I Last Saturday was the big day I spent a year planning for, and what can I say… things went wrong! I’m not complaining because in the end I married my best friend, and what can be more important than that? But I’m here to share with you all the things that went wrong for my wedding so that I can rant a little and feel better, and so that I can tell you perfectionists out there that although things may not go as planned… You’ll survive and be utterly happy with your new hubby in the end!
So… here’s my list in chronological order
1) I picked up my GORGEOUS wedding dress the day before and went to my sisters MIL’s house to try it on. It was a hideous disaster. The seamstress completely butchered my beautiful dress! I had a one shoulder added and it was made so poorly that i wouldn’t even fit around my body. I, being the “Let’s get [email protected]*t done” bride, grabbed my sewing kit and spent 2 hours fixing her mess. Luckily, I managed to salvage my dress and make it absolutely perfect!
2) My family and I had to set up the venue ourselves. This would have been no problem, because I had spoken with them and we agreed to a 2:00pm set up time. Well let me back up and disclose some background information… We rented a National guard armory building, meaning there were active soldiers coming in and out of the place on a daily basis. The person we had rented the building from assured us that we would have the building to set up without any problems. Well… we didn’t get the keys until 7:30 that night. I was horrified that I made my family set up my extravagant wedding up until 3 in the morning because of issues with the venue. Setting up was bad because we had soldiers staying the night and the venue, and they were clearly unhappy that we were there! They tried to fake a gas leak to get us out… I love this country but seriously…
3) Wedding morning… I woke up late on the couch of my parents house (yes I slept on the couch), but i was comfy lol. I still had to finish the pew decorations and ended up making it late to the church where everyone was getting ready. Once there, I was getting calls from my Fiance that the soldiers had trashed the venue and had cut lines from the 100ft parachute we hung on the ceiling! I feel the worst for my fiance because he had to run around and get everything done the morning of instead of relax. His parents also had to do some last minute touches and my Mother-In-Law didn’t have time to make it to her hair and makeup appointment.
4) My Darling Husband worked so hard on making a slideshow to show during the ceremony and forgot it. His hours and hours of hard work went unseen 🙁
5) We only had one hour to do photos and it went by so fast. I didn’t get half the pictures I wanted and this really bums me out.
6) The limo guy never showed up… Josh and I had to stuff ourselves into his car.
7) I received a call on our way to the reception hall. THE AIR CONDITIONER WASN’T WORKING!!! This was the absolute worst. This made me cry the most. Everything was melting. My cake (which is number 8) was becoming disfigured, the candles were melting, my beautiful flowers were wilting and everyone looked so grumpy having to be there fanning their sweaty faces. I felt horrible. We tried to cool down the place by placing fans sporadically throughout the hall.
8) My cake…. I was supposed to be this beautiful peacock with feathers cascading down the side of the cake… but in reality… it was a duck with patches of feathers. I was so embarrased to show it, I had it stowed in the kitchen.
9) My Darling Husband owns a DJ company so we didn’t hire anyone to DJ. Instead we hired a band and set his equipment to play during the breaks. Our band was so unprofessional. They were setting up during the reception!! And of course there had to be another with the venue… Not enough power! The power kept going off mid songs and it was my husband that had to run around like a chicken without a head to try and remedy it. It was a disaster. Also, the band insisted on having 1 hour breaks instead of the 30 min we talked about.
10) No champagne for the toast… We completely forgot about this. So a sweet family member went out and bought enough champagne for 350 people.
11) The night was over and it was clean up time… I had to clean up my own wedding. Not because I was made to do so, but because I had already felt bad using my family as slaves in this whole set up/break down process. i found that wedding guests can be gross and inconsiderate. Vomit on tables, table numbers and candles were stolen. Candy from the candy buffet was smashed all over everything! It was pretty bad. Not to mention people took chair covers and sashes. I can’t believe I would invite people who would do that!
12) I noticed that no one signed the tags for the wishing tree that I slaved over.
Through this alll… I still had a great time. Stress is to be expected, but I just didn’t expect that much. I married my best friend and now we are celebrating our 1 week anniversary haha.
So ladies… in the midst of wedding hiccups take a breather and realize that you are getting married and starting a new life with the one you love. The things that happen just make for better stories.
Thanks for reading!!