January 7th, 2013 by Sunflower Bud
Well, my fellow buds! The big day is now over, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I’ll make two separate posts about this, maybe more. Let me start by saying SEVERAL things went totally wrong the day of the wedding, never mind leading up to it. But in the giant scheme of things, it didn’t matter! So, my first little piece of advice is: don’t sweat the small stuff.
I was set on having our two ring bearers carry out mini pumpkins with our rings on the stems. How cute and totally rustic, right? Well, I got so wrapped up into it that I brought them with ME to bring to the venue on the big day because I didn’t want anyone to forget them. I forgot them! They walked down with their hands at their sides, and I had the Best Man grab the rings for us before arriving at the venue. After all was said and done, no one even noticed that the ring bearers weren’t carrying anything.
Also, I let my mom handle all of the catering, aside from picking the dishes. Turns out, she did not account for feeding our vendors! And I hadn’t thought to mention it to her. Well, during dinner we had the venue coordinator come up to me and ask about this, telling me that our photographers were wondering about food. I was absolutely embarrassed also mixed with a little anger that they came up to ME to ask. I ran over to the photographers, apologized and had them add the meals on our tab. They felt so bad about making ME upset, but they ate, our venue paid for the meals for ALL other vendors, and they even stayed an extra hour for us! So, every little problem did have a happy ending.
Oh! I almost forgot, our original photographer had to be rushed to the emergency room the day of the wedding, and the two fantastic replacement photographers were the ones who stayed. Don’t worry, I got in touch with her afterwards and everything is going great now.
Even though anything you never had thought could go wrong, take a deep breath and relax. Someone will be there to save the day, whether it be your coordinator, mother or even your photographer. You will leave a married and happy woman!