Post # 31
Best part: Reading our own individual vows to each other, with my Brother-In-Law officiating and our nearest and dearest holding our chuppah or standing under it with us as we were wed.
Worst Part: Being super sleep deprived from choosing to have a brunch wedding and not being able to sleep! I wish I had given myself more time in the year to plan things for our wedding, because we were forced to plan a second wedding after our first venue fell through 13 days out.
Post # 32
Best: Our first married kiss. We’d kissed a million and one times during our relationship, but that kiss really got me. When the pastor said, “You may now kiss the bride”, Darling Husband, unexpectedly, loudly exclaimed, “Thank God!” then grabbed my face and kissed me. And holy shit it was knee-buckling, first kiss excitement all over again, but much much better!
Worst: Our DJ came dressed extremely inappropriately, did not play the requested songs for the: family walk down the aisle, wedding party entrance, my walk down the aisle, and our first dance. He lied to us about why he didn’t mic the officiant during the ceremony (so nobody heard it), and he interrupted family prayer time at the end of the wedding to ask me to review him on WeddingWire. Luckily for me, I was on such a love-high, none of those things really sunk in until after the wedding, and while I was pissed he did all that, I was not sad about them, just mad at him!
Post # 33
Best: Our vows and the whole ceremony. It was nerve wracking being watched, but it was the one time we had each others’ undivided attention, and it was romantic. And my ceremony room looked really beautiful- it was the one part of the decor that actually worked out!
Worst: I felt quite anxious and physically ill for a lot of the afternoon. Far too little sleep, too much stress, last-minute hassles, bad organisation, nausea, uncomfortable dress…..I was a bit of a mess. I really wish I could go back and do it again and enjoy it more, but it’s done and I have happy memories regardless.
Post # 34
loz24 : Thanks for posting that- at least I don’t feel alone. Weddings are so stressful! Hopefully some brides-to-be will read our stories and get prepared and more sleep! 😉
Post # 35
Best part: everything. Especially when they started playing “Here Comes the Sun”. It was my turn to walk down the aisle.
Worst part: two things. Driving to the ceremony site with just my sister and I in the bus for alone tone before I get married, her bf called and she was on the phone the entire ride there. Then after pictures at the ceremony, we were getting on a bus to go to one other location then bar hopping. However my sister (MOH) was no where to be found. She went back to the hotel with her bf. So half my pictures don’t even include her. I’m so pissed.
For the record. My sister is my only bridal party. There was no one else.