- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
so these are all from my sister’s wedding since mine isn’t until October, but my sister had asked me to be her ‘day of’ person who would handle anything that went wrong, so I had to fix this stuff!
The day ended up being over 40°C (105F), and outside. It was just unbearably hot.
My sister didn’t like the flowers when they arrived.
Her other bridesmaid drank the Gatorade the bride had bought for the next day, so I had to ask my dad to go out in the heat to fetch more from down the road (he had to take his suit off after just putting it on) since we were all still having our hair and makeup done.
The photographer called me when he arrived at the venue, told me the groom wasn’t there and nor were half the guests and to stall as long as possible. He said he’d message me when they arrived but he never did and he ignored my texts (I couldn’t call as I was in the car with the bride and she’d hear). Eventually the bride called the best man to ask what was going on. They had been waiting for us and were wondering where WE were.
That photographer also stepped in front of the person doing the live stream for the groom’s whole family who due to covid couldn’t attend in person – he did this several times including blocking the kiss.
The photographer then couldn’t remember the four formal portraits my sister asked for, even though she’d emailed them to him, printed a copy, I told him, she told him, the groom told him. He also wandered away for a good 40 minutes and no one knew what the hell he was doing.
We couldn’t get the photos where we wanted because it is near a bat colony and due to the heat they were falling out of the trees and dying and the park staff didn’t want us to disturb them (fair enough – poor bats :()
A piece of my sister’s dress came loose and so whilst we were in the car I had to fix it – it was getting on for dusk, so it’s dark, my sister is wriggling around, I’m trying to sew through just the top layer rather than the underskirt so it doesn’t look weird when we pull it down, she’s panicking…
we get to the venue and are supposed to just hop out but because I’m finishing the skirt we take a few extra minutes and a park ranger gets into a fight with the driver and is really rude saying we’re blocking the road, even though the park is closed and there’s room for them to go past.
The air conditioning at the reception was really poor and we all thought we’d die
We had to go and get water from the bar ourselves since they just kept saying ‘it’s coming (it was not coming)
the mics didn’t work for the speeches, they lost/couldn’t find the wishing well my sister brought with the decor, and the photographer made the bride and groom do their sparkler exit twice since he missed it first time around.
Oh! And at the last minute the venue decided they wouldn’t let the cake lady (a very old friend of the bride) deliver the cake early after all so she had to miss the ceremony.
Phew – just repeating all of it raised my stress levels, haha! But hopefully I was able to sort out most of these problems so my sister was barely even aware of them. I so hope she had a beautiful day.