- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
1.) My mother and the DJ of all people were 20-30 min late, ceremony was delayed. Major irritation, I hate to keep people waiting.
2.) My hair did not turn out as expected bc my terrific stylist is not so terrific with sew ins. Mild annoyance, it was still nice just not what I had in mind.
3.) Officiant led us through 3 prayers and threw in 2 questions never discussed at our meeting. I answered correctly despite being caught off guard, guests seemed to be entertained and ceremony was under 11 min total so I let it go.
4.) DOC must moonlight as a Nascar driver bc we nearly lost our lives getting to the golf course photo location. 😨 Hair was a mess, sun was in my eye and I hope all that was worth it once we have our pics.
5.) MOH/sister #1 was silly drunk before the ceremony even started and working my last nerve. We had two champagne bottles in the bridal suite for 6 people. She had one bottle to herself. wth?
6.) Bridesmaid/sister #2 was not ready to be picked up on time and put me 30 min behind schedule to arrange centerpieces. I should have known better, she’s never on time.
7.) Bridesmaid/DH cousin got sloppy drunk and threw up in the champagne bucket…most ended up on the floor. Pretty gross.
8.) DJ announced us with a couples entrance and had everyone stand. Which we specifically didn’t want but people were so happy for us I didn’t mind much.
9.) DJ then announced cake cutting, also not wanted! So now there’s 50+ ppl crowding us and staring right in my face. I get anxiety issues with crowds and feeling closed in so I was genuinely ready to flee the scene until DH stuffed a cupcake in my mouth to change my focus. It worked. 😄
10.) I did not like my bouquet. It was nice to look at but I’m not into flowers and the thing was so heavy it felt like a burden. I didn’t know how to hold the stupid thing or what to do with it. Mother-In-Law insisted we have flowers and paid for them plus picked them out.
11.) Saved the worst for last. Event was supposed to be 5 hours open bar with a consumption limit and we’d pay any extra once the limit hit. Mother-In-Law *offered* to pay for the extra as a gift. I let her know that was fine and to give the DOC a card for payment that day prior to ceremony. She never did so. Limit was reached around hour 3. DOC went to ask Mother-In-Law for payment method and this &%[email protected]# refused. So instead of DOC coming to us for a payment method she turned it into a cash bar the last two hours. We knew nothing until the next day and felt like complete crap. Guests didn’t seem to mind since cash bars are the norm in our social circle but its not what we wanted at all. 😶
Even with the stuff that went wrong we had a great day. But we wouldn’t repeat this experience if given the opportunity. A simple ceremony with 20 people or less and a nice restaurant reception would have been my idea of a perfect day. None of the wedding expectations and extra fluff I don’t care for, “When are you cutting the cake?, When will you start the dancing? etc.,” When will you people GET OUT OF MY FACE!!! 🙃 Thats what I wanted to say.