I have typed, deleted, and re-typed this post so many times trying to figure out what direction I wanted to go with it. So many details go into a wedding and mine was no exception. I am going to split my wedding day post into 3 posts. Anyway, today I am going to be writing about my favorite and least favorite parts about my wedding. So, let’s get started!
I really had to think about what I wanted to say my favorite parts of my wedding were. I decided to give it a number. So, these are my top three favorite parts of my wedding day.
1) THE NIGHT BEFORE & GETTING READY. I put these two things as one detail because they were pretty similar. The night be fore my wedding, my bridesmaids joined me for dinner where I gave them their gifts. It was a ton of fun and all of my favorite girls were together at one time. The night didn’t end there. We were having a giant sleep over at my townhome afterward. I gave one bridesmaid my key while another bridesmaid came to my dad’s house to help me finish packing. We headed to the townhome after and I did not believe what was waiting for me. ( I really wish I had the video) The five bridesmaids that had been waiting at my house had turned out the lights, lit my feaux centerpiece candles and had them positioned through the house , and threw clothes throughout my house , and were playing **sensual** music. It was honostly hilarious! We stayed up nearly all night finishing some DIY wedding decor & then all 8 of us passed out throughout my 600 square foot house. The next day, we headed to PJ’S Coffee before heading to the venue. Getting ready was just as much of a party. We had mimosas, coffee, mockmosas, cheese trays, veggie trays, yogurt, breakfast bars, and donuts. We turned some music on blaring and got the party started !
2) THE RECEPTION. What I mean by this is the part of the reception where the lights turn off and everyone is dancing. I used to not be a dancer, but at my wedding I danced. All of my closest friends were there and this time was honostly just filled with joy and laughter. It is by far the purest amount of joy I have ever had. (Laughing and dancing with my best friends and family)
3)THE REHEARSAL DINNER. I’m not even sure if this should count, but it’s my post, so it counts. The reason this made my list is because it was basically a small wedding with all of my favorite people. We did the normal walk through of the ceremony, talked about how we wanted to decorate, and then headed to Tope la for the dinner. We had our very own building complete with toasts and champagne . It was a small party. Like a wedding pre-party!
I feel like so many things went wrong with my wedding . I could name way more negative aspects than positive and I hate that. But I have to pick three.
1) MY SISTER. During family portraits, my sister was inside and had a seizure. She was 12 and had never had a seizure before. (She was diagnosed with epilepsy later on that summer) It was pretty much the scariest thing I have ever been through. It was 30 minutes before the ceremony and my sister couldn’t remember where she was or what was going on. I cried so much. I honostly wanted to call off the wedding, sign the marriage certificate, and head to the hospital. But, everyone was there and I couldn’t leave. The ambulance took her and my grandmother away and I dried my eyes, finished photos, and got ready to head down the aisle.
2)THE WEDDING COORDINATORS. First, I had a wedding coordinator that I disliked from the day I met her. She had a negative energy that I didn’t want to be a part of my big day. But she was there. The same lady pushed me out of the way while my makeup was being done so she could hang colorful flags from the balcony. When I asked what those were for, she said they had a summer camp coming tomorrow and were going ahead and setting up for it . Later, during our couple portraits, our photographer asked us to walk for the type of picture she wanted to take. As soon as we walked off of our portrait spot, they put up an inflateable water slide where we had been taking photos. The coordinator also yelled at me for saying that I didn’t care if I was rained on a little during my ceremony and told me I HAD to have the ceremony inside. Finally, she told me that I was cutting my wedding cake wrong. All of it was annoying.
3)THE RECEPTION. Before the dancing began. During this time, I had numerous people coming up to me asking when certain things were going to happen. Someone even told me that we were running out of food. (Later, I found out that we had PLENTY of left overs.) It was the most stressful thing that I have ever lived through. I was trying to be happy, but was torn between aggravation because of people micro-managing and wanting to break down in tears because of my sister.
My wedding may not have been the happiest day of my life. But there are plenty of memories that I will cherish forever. This is right before life got chaotic and we stopped seeing a lot of our friends. We saw family that we rarely see. We had so many people there to celebrate us. As stressful as it was, it’s a great thing to look back on. Thanks for reading. I can’t wait to share more about this day later on!