If anything could have gone wrong at my wedding this past Sunday, it did.
In no particular order (except I kept the worst for last):
- Forgot hubby's suit at home (thankfully friend went and got it)
- Due to above, hubby had to wash up in venue bathroom because of no time to shower at my moms house (venue was close to her home)
- JP almost left because we were so late getting started
- Photographer (who was hubs dad) had to leave mid-reception because his knee was giving out and was in extreme pain
- My moms pro camera crapped out so she didn't get ANY photos
- Babysitter was a no-show
- Musician was a no-show (thankfully I had my laptop with music to plug into the PA system)
- People came into venue through the ribbon backdrop I had intended as a block from the back of the house because that was where the reception was set up, and the guest book was at the front, because FI and buddies couldnt put up the directional signs because hammer/nails were in BILs van, who was 1/2hr away having brunch with folks
- 14 guests were a no-show (4 had legit excuses) - when you are looking at 45 adults who rsvp'd yes, this was a big dent
- the girls I hired (friends of hubbys niece - 15y/o and usually quite responsible) did not have food/drink out on time, did not clear plates nor garbage from tables, opened multiple jars/bags of the same thing even though the first ones weren't used up so we cant even return them (salsa, dressings etc), told me they were done and could they call their parents for a ride and then I found out that my sister/MOH was doing all the kitchen work they hadn't
- Forgot programs at home** - thankfully I remembered when my hubby was out near our place after.....(see next)
- ...after having to drive 1/2 hr to Costco to purchase food and...(see next)
- ...my BIL and now s-FIL ended up cooking everything...
- ...including having to scale and prepare an 18lb salmon that was a
wedding gift from my moms neighbour
- ...because our chef, who was bringing all the meat to the BBQ didn't show up. Didn't call. Didn't answer his phone. Nothing.
**ETA: ended up not using programs. Hubby forgot to give them to his bro, who never asked about them (even though he was greeting people and supposedly handing them out)
The good things that happened?
- The people I love most were there to celebrate with me
- The weather was beautiful
- Our friends and family really stepped up to help us out with the things that went wrong
- I married the man of my dreams