- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Stuff doesn’t always go right on your wedding day. It’s a fact we all have to deal with. I did my best not to get all mad or teary when things went wrong on the day of. Ultimately, it was a huge success but I want to get some of these things off my chest just so I can start to feel better about them. I am not whining, I just want to air these.
Here’s what didn’t go as planned:
-Before I start- this didn’t go “wrong” but it bugged me. Our rehearsal dinner was 30 people at a nice Italian restaurant. I did not want it to get that big but there were some family members and important people Mother-In-Law wanted to include. Three weeks prior, my Father-In-Law asked if I had an emcee for the rehearsal dinner. I responded that I didn’t because the dinners I’d been to before were informal and intimate gatherings. So you know, at the diner he asked me if I’d appointed an emcee. Uh, no. I didn’t ask anyone to emcee our rehearsal dinner…
- Wrong song. I planned to walk down the aisle to a string version of “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid because that was my favorite movie since childhood. A friend who was running music said iTunes starting doing weird stuff. A Beatles song played instead (VSQ version). Ok so this wasn’t a huge tragedy but still. You want the song you want, no? I was not paying our music runner so I can’t get mad athim.
- Invasive camera crew. The video guys were in the aisle. I didn’t want this. But I didn’t tell them not to get up in my face at every moment so I guess I can’t be mad.
- Bridesmaids and groomsmen were in the recieving line. I had mentioned at the rehearsal that I the bridal party didn’t need to be in the line but our coordinator put them there anyhow. Oh well. It’s not that big of a deal it’s just that I know by expereince how annoying it is to rapid fire introduce yourself to a hundred people you don’t know.
- Underwhelming cocktail hour. It was just fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I thought there would be cheese and crackers too. I didn’t want to overdo it but I think I under did it. It was unclear in the package information from my reception venue. I should have clarified.
- Fake butter, droopy cake. One friend in particular thought she needed to alert me of the peanut butter frosting which was melting on my cake/cupcake display and that the butter on the table was not real. I wouldn’t have noticed.
- Drinkless. A few articles have specified you should appoint someone to make sure you have drinks brought to you. We never did this. Thankfully someone brought us wine when we got our food but most of the night we didn’t get to enjoy our own open bar.
- Cake cutting. There was no knife at our cake stand when it came time to do the cutting so we used a server. No plate or napkins either.
- Hurry hurry! The timing of the day with our video and photo people was a little iffy. My videographers were giving us an extra half hour so my DJ team (unpaid) worked out the timing for us so that we wouldn’t have to rush through the special things. Our photographer was not giving us an extra half hour. So she approached me to tell me it was time for her to go but we had like 4 more special things to do. So we hurried through them. But seriously, it was like…cut the cake, toss the stuff, anniversary dance AND THEN! After everyone was off the floor ready to eat their cake (which was very delicous, btw) Gangnam Style played so people jumped back on the floor.
I think I feel better now. I plan to write a follow up post about what went extremely well because there is a lot to be happy about