I got married on 12.2.12 and everything went great. I really enjoyed myself the entire weekend.
We did alll of the running around/pickups and drop offs so that Saturday would not be crazy. This turned out to be the best decision ever.Saturday:
We had 3 events: welcome picnic/rehearsal/ rehearsal dinner
Welcome picnic started at 12:30 , at 12:50 FI decides to have a meltdown. He laid down. Didnt want to get ready, tired of people, etc. I said hell no! You cannot be doing this now while we have 70 something ppl waiting on us to eat. I cussed him out and got in the car to leave. On the way to find parking I see him walking down the street. We made up and walked into the picnic super late. But so many people were there! It was great to see my knotties MrsB, Essie, and ladycane. I loved seeing everyone together and having a good time just eating and hanging out. I would really reccomend this for any wedding becuase ppl really appreciated seeing us beforehand.
Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner went off without a hitch. I kicked my little brother out of the rehearsal because he came in jeans sagging off of his bum and was planing on wearing that to the rehearsal dinner. After that we rollled along.
I was in bed by 10:30. My MOH literally locked me in the room.Sunday
We were up at 5. Hair and makeup went like clockwork. At around 8 FI came to give me my day of gift (WITHOUT LOOKING AT ME) He got me a pair of Loubitons! I balled like a baby and so did my MOH, BM, and DH. I'm not shallow but he's wanted to get me a pair for years and I knew how hard he worked to get them for me.
After that we were all dressed and ready by 8:45. Mom and aunts came to take getting ready pics. and at 9:15 DH came to take our pre prayer picture. We finished that.He left. at 9:30 when my mom and I finish our talk and prayer someone tells me the trolley still hasnt taken dh and the grooomsmen to the venue. I made everyone get on the trolley except for me .mom., and moh and we just drove over.
Ceremony started 15 minutes late(Invite said 9:30, I was pushing for 9:45) but everyone was there. It was perfect. I loved every second.
The reception was great. there wasn't a ton of dancing but I expected that because of the time of day. FI and I were able to say hi to everyone and ppl kept telling me how much they enjoyed the little details. I loved everything! The centerpieces, etc.
The best part was our helicopter exit!!! It almost didnt happen and was so hard to keep a secret but it 100% was worth it. Such a great way to have a moment alone with hubby.
I was pissed because our cake looked horrendus. Nothing like what I painstakingly described. I was also annoyed with our coordinator because little things were missiing. Like the thank you cards I wrote to each guest didnt all get given out. There was no one directing our guests to our grand exit, etc.
but I had a blast and I cant thank Essinikay and MrsB enough for coming. It really meant the world to know that they were there.