Have you ever wished that you could take back one day in your life. Well, for me, it would be both my wedding rehearsal and wedding day. I don’t regret marrying my husband, as he is the man of my dreams, but I regret all the dissapointments that led up to our big day. Let me explain….
1. The dress
My in-laws’ made it very clear, immediately after getting engaged, that I was to buy a white wedding gown. Not wanting to cause any conflict, I tried my best to find a dress I liked. However, after each attempt, I found myself loathing the color white. I became convinced, after each attempt to find “the dress” that I would never find a decent gown. Then, during a visit to House of Brides, I had THAT moment. I found the dress of my dreams. I twirled, I giggled, all while feeling like the most beautiful woman in the world. It WAS the dress. Then…. my moment of euphoria was quickly turned to anger as my mother-in-law gave me that “it’s not white” look. I hated that look and I felt myself beginning to hate her. In the end, in order not start World War 3, I conceded and bought a white dress. I wound up buying a dress that was so-so, rather than the dress of my dreams. I hate that my mother-in-law made me choose between having a relationship with the family or having the dress of my dreams. I hate her for that!
This is the kicker… what color dress do you think her daugther (who also demanded that I purchase a white dress) is getting married in? Ya, you guessed right, ivory. So dissappointed and hurt by their actions. In the end, they ruined their relationship with me, not the other way around 🙁
2. The Wedding Rehearsal
Three years before meeting my husband, I moved a state away (only an hour and 1/2 away) from my family for a job opportunity. Since most of my husband’s family members live in my current state and my family lived relatively close, we decided to hold the rehearsal near us. We didn’t think this was a problem until we realized that not one of my family members decided to show up. I was devastated! My own mother was no where to be found. I later called my grandmother and she informed me that no one was coming, due to the long driving distance. I was baffled as the wedding was the same weekend as the rehearsal and my hometown is only a little over an hour away. I certainly thought my wedding was a bit more important that an hour of driving. Overall, I was utterly embarrassed to have to practice walking down the isle by myself. They did all show up for the wedding, but I’m certainly not thanking them for their “sacrifice!”
3. The Wedding Day
Bridemaids were no where to be found when I wanted to get breakfast (although we were all staying at the same hotel).
Hair was a disaster, as the lady who was supposed to do my hair ran 30 minutes late….causing me to be late to the wedding
Dress was tied up too loose, causing my already undesireable white dress to look frumpy and loose
4. The Wedding Night
Stress + Moodiness + Major dissapointment = No sex