Ours was a pretty good day!
We chose a day in July, when usually it doesn’t rain. Then we had the rainiest summer in ages- I was so nervous. Driving over, we saw dark clouds but it only sprinkled a little right before we started. Due to that, our harpist took her harp back to her car so it wouldn’t get damaged, and switched to the keyboard. It was windy so not sure how much everyone heard of our vows, but didn’t matter!
My biggest regret was not hiring anyone to clean after. My family thought it would be manageable but they spent the last portion of our wedding just cleaning instead of relaxing. So I completely regret that. We also got pushed into having a Dj last minute. My husband was worried he wouldn’t know anything about good Mexican dance music, but the company assured us he was great. Uh, nope. Nothing at all, so my husband’s family didn’t really dance. He actually didn’t even speak spanish, so announcements were all in English. He was kind, but we would have been better off having one of my husband’s brothers run the playlist they were putting together and announce things occasionally. The Dj was like $500-$700 too. So if I could do it over, I’d have no Dj but yes to a cleaning/setup/serving crew!
Another regret was I did not get to eat any tacos. We had a pizza food truck and a taco guy. I got my pizza and it was great but the tacos were all gone by the time I made it over there. Alas!
I also have a near-miss story. My husband’s dad sometimes lives and works in other states, like Texas or Arizona. We had no idea if he was even going to make the wedding. He hopped on a bus the day before and made it out! After we had our ceremony, my husband and I drove ourselves to the reception location. It was during that drive that he mentioned his dad was going to stay in our hotel room that night, on the couch in the little front room (the bedroom closes off completely). I was surprised, to say the least! Immediately I was thinking of how I had *just* said my vows before hearing this. I then suggested my fil could stay with one of my husband’s brothers. Apparently they hadn’t thought of that! My husband said that was a better idea and it was all arranged and we got to enjoy alone time in our hotel that night… phew! I’m sure most brides would find that story terrifying, I now just think it’s funny!
My husband also almost took on a car project on our wedding day (he often does side work on Sundays). We were running errands and he suggested the upcoming Sunday to the guy needing help, as he was free. I was like “uh… no, we’re getting married that day” and my husband was like oh shit, right! And tells the guy “sorry… I actually can’t. I won’t be here, I’m getting married that day.” The other guy thought that was hilarious. My husband can be really absent-minded about plans, but this was a new level for sure!
And finally, not on our wedding day, but my husband’s car broke down on the way home after our rehearsal dinner. I was staying with my family the week before our wedding, and he had to have a tow truck come!
All of the little issues did pale in comparison to all the great things that went right, however! We’ll be married two years this summer. 🙂