I just got married almost 2 weeks ago. We did a mostly DIY wedding with some outside help. We hired a caterer that delivered dinner to our outdoor backyard wedding, a cake, had a photographer for 4 hours and an officiate. Everything else including flowers, hair, makeup, appetizers music, decor, MC’ing, videography, etc., we did ourselves or had family help out.
The day of the wedding, my father and brother were videoing. I think they got most of the ceremony and dinner. My husband had his own video camera which he said he was going to put on a tripod or just on the table while the wedding was going on. Unfortunately, when it was needed most, it failed! I did a “surprise dance performance” for my new husband when the party started and before I came out, I expected my husband’s video camera to be rolling. He knew about the performance but didn’t know the song or the dance. He said he would have it ready when I came out. Well, the camera ran out of memory and the performance that I had been working on for months almost every day wasn’t captured! My dad and brother weren’t prepared for the surprise and didn’t have their cameras with them. My dad keeps asking me why I didn’t tell him about it or he would have taped it and I just say that it was a surprise and that nobody was supposed to know besides the organizers (my husband, maid of honor and the best man) but now I see that I made a mistake.
I did a do over performance a couple of days later to my husband in the same room I did it in originally in the same outfit. He videotaped me but it ‘s not the same…no audience and not the surprised look on my husband’s face when I got him to join me on the dance floor mid-song. I’m having a hard time accepting this out of all the things that didn’t go as planned that day of which there were several! To combat this, I’m thinking of doing a repeat performance, perhaps at my baby shower coming up soon (I’m 7 months pregnant!) or our 1 year anniversary. But I’m not sure if my guests would want to see that again. The dance was just for my husband and was my special dedication to him on my wedding day.
Anybody else have any wedding flops to make me feel better about this flub? What are your wedding blunder/disaster stories? I’m having a hard time accepting what happened…