Post # 1
I had a couple little things – bouquet was a little different than what I wanted, families being a little stressful, broke the first button trying to bustle my dress – but the best is below.
Some of you may know that DH and I were waiting until marriage to have sex. That means has of our wedding night, we had been dating for 5 years and 3 months. That’s a long time to wait. We were very, very, excited to get to the room. I’m leaving the ballroom to head to our room when DH walks toward me with this look on his face – he says “I think my parents’ room is next to ours.” That’s right. We wait 5 damn years, and his PARENTS are next to us. DH goes to the room to see if he can hear his parents and confirm that they are there. As he’s trying to get into the room, his dad walks out from next door. Awesome. So his parents then knew that we were next to them.
So DH and I go are sitting in a window seat trying to figure out what the hell to do. His dad is down in the lobby telling other random family members about this. Yeah, not cool. DH calls the hotel (since his dad is standing in front of the desk) to get our room changed. They have no more rooms like ours (multiple weddings in the area=no rooms). There is one standard room left. DH and I go back and forth and he calls his dad to ask if his parents could move to that room, which was down the hall a bit. No. they don’t want to move and in any case they are going to go to sleep and won’t hear anything anyway!?!?!
DH and I take the standard room and DH goes all badass and the hotel gives us both rooms, so we can use the jacuzzi in our original room, the next morning.
Turns out when my mom checked us into our room, there were people still in it, so the hotel moved us up two floors, next to his parents.
To some couples I’m sure this wouldn’t have been a huge deal, and if his dad hadn’t seen DH trying to get into our room, we probably would have just dealt with it. However, DH and I are very private people and his dad would have told anyone and everyone about any noise, movement or anything he heard that night, which was completely unacceptable (and embarrassing) to us.
I’m wondering, what was the biggest mishap for other Bees on their big day?
Post # 3
I love your story! Probably very annoying at the time but you’re going to love telling it in 15 yrs.
My mom was supposed to get her hair done with my godmother at lunchtime but for whatever reason decided to skip it because she was too hungry (what the eff). She then asked a friend to do her hair which apparently turned out to be a disaster. We were all staying at a resort 45 min from my mom’s house and she hadn’t brought anything to do her hair because she assumed she was going to the hairdresser with my godmother. So she comes barrelling into my room at like 4pm, her hair is wet and sticking out in like 80 directions and asks my hair lady if she can do something with it. We were supposed to start formals at 4:30 so this put a giant kink in my schedule, plus I now assumed every pic with my mom was going to be awful. My girl snuck my mom in and we ended up being about 30 minutes behind schedule but it was definitely the most holy sh*t moment of the day.
Post # 4
@hisgoosiegirl: I think it’s totally understandable to not want the room next to his parents on your WEDDING NIGHT. Even if you hadn’t waited until your wedding night, it still would have sucked to have to be “aware” of any noise or anything that might happen, but to have it be your first time with each other and next to your parents?!?! uh-uh. glad you got to move!!!!
Post # 5
Lol, I’m laughing imagining what that hair must have looked like! And you’re exactly right, it’s become funny to us now, but Saturday night when I was tired, nervous, and about to cry, it was ANYTHING but! I flat out told DH if I knew his parents were a wall away, and they knew we were there, he wasn’t getting any! Pretty sure he was going to hell and back to get that fixed then!
Yeah and pretty sure his parents knew we had been waiting too. Awkward. His dad asked the next day if we ended up moving or not and Fiance didn’t answer. It was funny to me. We ended up going to the original room in the morning to use the jacuzzi, and as we are sitting in it all naked and flirty, his mom calls. Then his brother starts texting. Talk about mood killer!
Post # 6
@hisgoosiegirl: Oh dear Lord. And this is why we’re staying in a completely different hotel on our wedding night. Thanks for reaffirming that this was in fact a good idea.
Post # 7
It rained all day, so I couldn’t get the outside pics I wanted. And my dress was a little loose, which I liked, but looking at the pics, i wish I would have gotten a corset back to make it form to me a little bit better.
The pics things has bummed me out alot, but my SIL is going to do anniversary pics for us at the spot I wanted wedding pics at, so hopefully that will help make up for it
Post # 8
Our officiant showed up 45 minutes late to our wedding and only called 10 minutes before it was to start. She then blamed me even though I had everything in email to prove her wrong. On top of this, she wrote us a nasty letter telling us we were going to Hell, getting a divorce, and made comments about our child who died.
Post # 9
My wedding day was the best, couldn’t ask for a more perfect day. However, I do recall 3 minor snafus:
1. Forgot to take my engagment ring off my finger and switch it over to my other hand. DH put the wedding band next to my Engagement Ring.
2. The planner forgot to put flowers on the table wehre we had the love letter adn wine box and forgot to take out th wine from the box.
3. The cake deco was just “eh” it was not like the pictures I gave her but it tasted delicious.
All in all, it was “perfect” for me.
Post # 10
I had a slight mishap with my Seating Chart which ate into my getting ready time & I forgot to pick up the bubble machine we rented for our send off.
Otherwise no mishaps =)
Post # 11
@hisgoosiegirl: Oh my!
The worst for us was the DOC didn’t make sure the table numbers were on the tables according to my layout. I spent so much time working on it that as soon as we walked in all I could think was “you’re not supposed to be there, you’re not supposed to be there, WE’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE!” I had this momentary thought of making everyone stand up and move while it got fixed. Especially since we weren’t even by some of the wedding party and our families.
Post # 12
We booked rooms at TWO hotels! His ENTIRE family stayed at our hotel. The other hotel was honest to God one block away. We got a free room with jacuzzi at our reception hotel – no way were we staying the other hotel. I was kinda pissed when I saw they were all staying at ours – but the coordinator said, you’ll be on a diff floor/section, whatever. Which we originally were until they screwed it up! Someone in the universe sure had a sense of humor!
I was really worried about rain too, luckily it didn’t, but that’s too bad for you 🙁 I think the anniversary pics sounds like a great idea! Hopefully they turn out wonderful!
Post # 13
I remember you writing about that! I wanted to smack the shit out of that person for you!
Post # 14
Omg, how awful! Pretty sure I would have slapped a b*tch.
Post # 15
Oh my goodness. I would go through hell or high water to make sure my brides and grooms aren’t anywhere NEAR their families!
So sorry that happened!
From my first wedding… a sudden storm came so we ran back from the ceremony and had to move the cocktail reception indoors…. not nearly as fun since we got married at a Tiki Bar. But… the steel drummer who was to play took off after the ceremony because of the rain, and our DJ wasn’t finished setting up snce he thought he had 90 minutes to go… and our wedding cake hadn’t been brought in yet. Holy craziness.
I can’t wait to see what happens this weekend!
Post # 16
I’d ask “tell me you are joking”, but I know that you aren’t. What a downright awful, evil person. How dare anyone take something as far as to write a letter about such awful things, and to bring up something so hurtful and personal. I am so sorry that you had to deal with that. In reality though, she must be a very, very sad witch. F her. Anyways, I hope the rest of your day was great!! 🙂