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But here’s the run down of our wedding and anything I
Sunday was amazing!
My MUA and her assistant took a little longer then expected.
We left my house for the venue close to 20 minutes late but we were getting to
our venue 2+ hours early to do a first look and bridal party pictures.
I couldn’t find my groom and photographer for our first look
at first lol! We were gonna do it on a dirt road at first but our photographer
said lighting wasn’t good and moved them to another area of our venue. He told
me where to go but I still went the wrong way J
We did the first look then I had my groom grab our wedding party and we did pictures
with the whole wedding party. I wanted to be done by 3:30 in case guests
started arriving but we ended up hanging outside for more pictures a little
later and a few guests saw me before the ceremony.
Our ceremony started close to 30 min late. Our venue tries
to make sure all our guests are there. We were missing my grandfather and his wife.
There was an accident/traffic so I think that’s why but he also lived the
closest to our venue but oh well. It was perfect and quick. No more then 10
minutes. Just the way we wanted.
After our ceremony we took pictures with our families. Our
bridal party was able to go enjoy cocktail hour which is what we wanted and
thought they deserved. Groom and I also took a few more pictures of just us then
we attended the last 15-20 min of cocktail hour as well. I was so happy about
Our reception was wonderful. We walked into Metallica’s “Enter
Sandman” and our first dance was John Legends “All of Me”. Funny thing was when
our DJ started to play “All of Me” “Enter Sandman” was playing at the same
time. OOPS. Also, another hilarious thing that happened. We had a photo booth that
the venue provided and my sister and her family asked to go in it prior to it
opening. (Flower girl & ring bearer are our niece and nephew) Since they
weren’t staying the whole reception the guy at the booth let them in. obviously
they print out little strips and that say Bride & Groom with the wedding
date. Well apparently they put the wrong grooms name. I laughed so hard but
they immediately fixed it.
We also found out I screwed up the seating at one table and
they were short two seats but it was quickly fixed. Our day of coordinator and
also the person assigned to take care of us the whole day were both FANTASTIC. They
made sure we felt like the most important people there. Constantly checking on
us, asking us if we needed drinks, something to eat. They also made sure to
take care of our parents which was so wonderful.
Literally the best day of our lives.
Here’s some tips/what I learned:
Do not stress about minor things the day of. You
might run late. Your flower girls hair might be a mess or she might be playing
and your thinking she’s gonna hurt herself. Everything will be fine.
Have someone who is not in the wedding party be
around the morning/afternoon of to help with things. I cannot stress this
enough. I didn’t really have this person planned but my brother in law came
over with my sister and her kids the morning of while we got ready. He was
amazing. He was my go to guy. He made my breakfast. Packed the limo with everything.
When we left he cleaned my house! Grabbed parents cards I forgot! SO awesome.
Take a moment to just take it all in. Once we
sat down at the reception we sat back and just looked around. Everything looked
so beautiful. I was so happy to see so many people there who loved us.
If you do not want to make trips to every table do
a receiving line. We opted for this and it worked out beautifully.
Take pictures prior! We were able to mingle with
guests more because of this! If you don’t mind seeing your groom prior then do
it! My groom stayed with my the night before so we broke quite a few traditions
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