I've lurked more than posted, but I do feel like I know some of you, and thought I'd check in. Love looking at all the wedding recaps and pics so far. I know a few of you have your big date this weekend...all I can say is ENJOY. A few things most likely will go slightly awry -- that's just how it is-- but don't let that ruffle you. From my own experience and reading other posts, I'd say have someone else learn how to bustle your dress besides your Mom, and have it bustled at a good moment after the ceremony. I had at least 6 hands on my dress at one point trying to figure it out and I could barely stand still for long enough for anyone to actually get it done correctly. (Did make for some fabulous pics though-- all these ladies of all ages on their knees around me trying to bustle up the darn thing.)
My day was both absolutely perfect and somewhat stressful. Most of my guests said it was the most amazing and joyous wedding they'd ever been to. And I was pretty darn happy, but the caterer/wedding day coordinator let A LOT of things slide (some big and some small) and I found myself stressing out. Things like candle sticks for ceremony never made it to the ceremony, but instead were on our reception table. Hors d'hoeuvres were wrong-- it was supposed to be dairy/fish/veg to respect the kosher folk in my family and yet the first set of hors d'hoeuvres were meat. Service was so slow that 4-1/4 hours in, folks were JUST getting their entrees and many folks had to leave before eating, etc etc. But the day was beautiful. The ceremony was everything I had dreamed of. The flowers were gorgeous, the band was fabulous, as was the food, I married the most wonderful man, and we were surrounded by the most amazing loving group of family and friends, who couldn't be more happy to celebrate with us.
Here's a few pics from the hundreds we are peeling through from photographer and friends.