(Closed) What went wrong, and advice to future brides

posted 10 years ago in Recaps
Post # 18
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011


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@hilsy85: I agree!! My bustle made it half an hour before two of the buttons snapped off! One of my bridesmaids had to pin it, and though it wasn’t a big deal, I’m pretty bummed I’d spent so much money on alterations…

2. I was getting ready when the florist arrived, and she handed the flowers for the mothers and grandmothers to my dad. He was taking care of the alcohol at the time, so he stashed the flowers on the gift table. I didn’t know until I got back from my honeymoon that the mother’s never got their flowers until halfway through the reception, and that makes me kind of sad. Definitely assign someone to be in charge of things if you are without a DOC.

3. The church coordinator was AWFUL. She was mean and rude and I wish she wasn’t required for getting married at our church. I made a post about this, so I’ll keep it short: avoid terrible coordinators.

4. Smalltalk. I feel like we spent a huge chunk of the reception talking with people we hardly knew instead of spending time with family and dancing with friends.

All in all a wonderful day, but it’s the little things that went wrong that are frustrating.

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@aruka11:Everything looks so beautiful! I don’t know why, but the flip-flop basket thing makes me want to cry for you. =(   That’s really upsetting, but, like you said, you’re the only one who knew exactly what it was supposed to look like. And it does look amazing!

Post # 19
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Commenting to refrence back to later!! Thanks ladies!

Post # 20
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

From experience:
You can’t help the fact that there was an accident with fatalities blocking the vendors from taking the main route to your house, and you don’t have any power over the fact that the clasp on your dress popped off or the mugging that took place outside of the church 15 minutes before the wedding. But make sure the limo driver knows where the hell he’s going (so you’re not late for pictures) and make sure there is a Bible in the Church, or else your readers won’t be reading (or will be reading from iPhones).

Yes, we had quite a few snafus the day of the wedding. But 90% of this whole situation is how you react to the adversity. At the end of the day, who cares? The best part of the whole wedding was looking into DH’s eyes as he was saying his vows and seeing that emotion. That was everything to me.

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