Post # 17
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think the best part was walking down the aisle and seeing ALL those amazing people so excited for us, and my husband to be at the end waiting for me 😀
Worst: probably late morning when I was trying to do 10,000 things and organize 10,000 people who were there to set up. (Soooo much to set up – arch, all the decor, table settings, all the flowers, cocktail hour food, all the drinks, etc.) I was starting to stress that it just wouldn’t get done and had to leave for hair & makeup. But everyone really pulled through and it looked perfect when I showed back up for the ceremony!
Post # 18
Best: I’m not sure I could pick just one moment. I loved my entire wedding. I loved the entire ceremony. My husband’s toast/speech. Seeing the reception room all done up just how I’d imagined it before all the guest came in. That was a great quiet moment with my new husband.
Worst:Arguing with the hotel people before checkout where we got ready. They were so rude and really nickel and dimed us on every single thing despite us having close to 50 guests staying at the hotel from out of town. The person we’d been working with (who was great) was no where to be found that day. My Maid/Matron of Honor got involved and DH was so annoyed, he wrote a letter to corporate after our honeymoon. He never gets that irritated but he was so bothered by the way we were treated.
Post # 19
Best: walking down the aisle. It was just how I’d always imagined it, or better. I felt beautiful. The doors to the cathedral opened and I heard the organ playing and saw the beautiful cathedral. We started walking and I saw everyone I loved in one place, smiling at me. I saw my husband, who looked just as happy as I was to be there. I was giggle-crying the whole way down the aisle. I was so, so excited that it was finally happening and everything was just perfect.
Once we got to the end of the aisle my dad actually tripped on my dress, stepped on my veil and almost fell and took me down with him. But we just laughed it off and moved on 🙂
Worst: when it ended. I didnt’ want the day to end!!!!!
Post # 20
Best: seeing everyone I loved most in one place laughing, celebrating and supporting us. It was totally surreal and I will never forget the pure love and happiness I felt all throughout the ceremony and reception!
Worst: organizing everything before the ceremony. I had ordered nearly $100 in subway platters (for lunch while we got ready) and prepaid, but when my cousin went to pick them up they didn’t have any trace of the order. I was in my wedding dress arguing with the subway man on the phone for 20 minutes. It was ridiculous and he was the least helpful person in the world.
Then, the caterers/my DOC started setting up the centerpieces wrong. They were DIY and I only knew because one my my bridesmaids took a picture and sent it to me. I had a mini freak out because I spent weeks on them and they said they “couldn’t find” the boxes where the rest of them were. Luckily two of my amazing bridesmaids went up, found the boxes, and fixed everything 🙂 the rest of my bridesmaids were oblivious to my panic and were taking funny pictures and joking around while I sat panicking… I was annoyed at the time but it’s funny now.
When the photographer took my dress to photograph she hung it on an old red barn. When she took it down there was dried old red paint all down the back of my dress. My bridesmaids came in to where I was getting ready and told me “there is something we have to tell you…” I seriously thought there were going to tell me something had happened to my groom, so when they told me about the paint I just laughed. I seriously did not care at all! I loved that dress and was going to wear it, red paint or not! I think I said, “don’t worry the photographer can edit it out of pictures.” Haha! 2 bridesmaids and my mom spent 30 minutes working on it with a tide pen and you couldn’t even tell!
Oh and one really funny thing! I had made these giant pinwheels on wooden posts to line the aisle. My Maid/Matron of Honor and I went outside to set them up early in the day (it was so hot!) well, the winery’s cute little resident dog was running around and following us. We put the pinwheels on the ground to prep and suddenly the dog ran up and grabbed one and started running around in circles with it, shaking it viciously. My Maid/Matron of Honor was running after the dog screaming “stop! Bring it back!!” I was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants!! I startes chasing after her saying “don’t worry! I made extras!” we caught up to where the dog left it, and it was torn to shreds. Maid/Matron of Honor said, “I don’t think I can fix that one….” everytime I think about it I start laughing!!
Seriously though those things were SOOO minor and playes such a small role in the day. Everything worked out in the end and wa absolutely perfect.
Post # 21
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
Best part of our wedding was that my husband actually danced with me. he hates dancing.
worst…… i couldnt see him the whole time i walked down the aisle. 🙁 his grandpa and father were standing in the middle of the aisle with their crappy ass cameras taking pictures. i still get pissed and shaky every time i think about it.
Post # 22
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
oh noo!!!! Funny how the logistics can get so messed up.
Post # 23
Best: Seeing loons swimming behind us during our ceremony, and hearing them call out. There were 100 people on that beach but they weren’t scared away!
Worst: Eveyone left way too early, before the dancing really began. So we were left with just a few friends dancing.
Edit I forgot, my grandma and one of my cousins (I only have 2) didn’t make it. It was sad they weren’t there, though it did avoid some family conflict.
Post # 24
Best: the entire day was amazing. Walking down the aisle, speeches, our first dance (we surprised EVERYONE by breaking into a choreographed dance to the old 80s song “Opposites Attract”- it was so fun!), and the fact that the rest of the night, the dance floor was packed! It was quite the party.
Worst: My sister in law started yelling at the bartenders at the end of the night because she thought they were ripping us off. We had a package for open bar but the last hour we were going to pay out of pocket so it could stay open longer and she was (drunkenly) convinced they were overcharging us. They weren’t, in fact it ended up being less than what we expected to pay, but that was not really how I planned to end our reception. She meant well though, she was just looking out for us. I love her and it’s totally forgotten now.
Post # 24
hi! How’d you get over it? My brother mentioned embarrassing childish things about me that made me feel totally unglamorous on what was otherwise supposed to be my most glam day. It was all I could think about even though the rest was beautiful and hubby tells me it made brother look dumb, not me. Thoughts? It still eats me up a year later. Feel like I paid thousands just to be publicly embarrassed and that’s all i and everyone will remember.