We started planning our renewal 2 years ago after we made it through a really hard time that almost led to our divorce. We thought it would be better to wait and do it for our 5th anniversary. All day yesterday was perfect, the ceremony went smoothly and was amazing, short and sweet. Just about everyone cried when we read our but most of our guests missed it due to an accident and we couldn't wait anymore. Fast forward to the ride to the party, I start getting sick and almost passed out. I get there and get out of my dress because I thought it was just too tight and I was over heated. I ended up doing our dance in a completely different dress and was taken to the hospital right after.
I was really dehydrated and caught some sort of bug. I missed our whole party
definitely wasn't how I pictured our night going. However, they did get me out of the er about 30 minutes before the party was due to end. So my SIL helped me surprise me DH. She met me in the bathroom and helped me back into my dress and had the dj play our song. I walked up behind him, touched his back and when he turned around his expression and reaction were priceless. Everyone that was left lost it, my DH was sobbing, I was crying, not a dry eye in the building.
I'm still heartbroken I missed spending time with all of our family and friends, dancing the night away with my DH and our kids but from the pics I've been sent and what I've heard, everyone had a great time.
Note to lurkers, make sure you drink water ALL day along, eat and try not to catch a stomach bug
I had 5 bags of fluid, 4 shots of nausea meds and an extra pill of it as I was leaving the er.